From the Floor Up

10 Most Desirable Amenities for Multi-Family Housing

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 24, 2016 10:30:00 AM


A rooftop entertaining space at a multi-unit building. Features pavers in Delegate Light Grey

The latest amenities in demand for multi-family developments is making apartment living more like being in a hotel than a traditional living space. Apartment seekers, especially Millennials, are ok with smaller square footage in exchange for some pretty exciting amenities. Here are ten favorites that will attract great tenants and handsome rent prices.

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Topics: Commercial, Trends, Design

Year in Review: 5 Most Popular Products of the Year

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

River Marble in Sandy Flats

We talked with Daltile Studio and Gallery managers across the nation to find out which Daltile products were the favorites and best sellers for 2016 and a couple themes quickly emerged. So without further ado, here are the most popular products of 2016!

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Topics: New Products, Trends, Stone

Are Tiny Houses a Trend or Trendsetter?

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 9, 2016 10:30:00 AM

FYI Network Tiny House Nation

200 square feet of living space doesn’t sound like much, but that’s what the average tiny house owner lives in. Sound impossible? It’s much more believable when you see what else tiny home owners get along with the tiny square footage.

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Topics: Trends, Design

Show Homes for the Win!

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 6, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Year in Review—2016

Forest Park in Timberland on the floor with Rittenhouse Square in Arctic White on the backsplash

Daltile sponsored several show homes in 2016. One, the New American Home from the National Association of Home Builders built a home meant to represent all the best and latest in products, design, and trends. The BUILDER Responsive Home Project by Pardee Homes created two reimagined American Dream homes aimed at the up-and-coming Millennial market. All show homes represented segments of our market that we wanted to reach in a way that was unforgettable. And both delivered.

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Topics: Trends, Design

The Pet-Friendly Kitchen

Posted by Daltile Team on Nov 25, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Welcoming a new pet into your home may require a few small adjustments. You'll want your dog or cat to feel comfortable in the kitchen, especially if this is an area where your family gathers and spends time. Whether you prefer to keep your pet's bedding and food bowls hidden away, or to display them tastefully, designing a pet-friendly kitchen is now easier than ever. Here are some tips to help you be successful.

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Topics: Trends

Must-Have Features for in-Kitchen Entertaining

Posted by Daltile Team on Nov 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you love to invite family and friends into your kitchen for a Saturday night party . . .  If Thanksgiving at your house is a tradition . . . If you’re thinking about volunteering your kitchen for the dinner club, then there are a few things your kitchen should definitely be equipped with.

Here are a few appliances and other items you should incorporate into your kitchen design to make it entertaining-friendly.

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Topics: Kitchen Tile Ideas, Trends

Practical Materials for Country Kitchen Design

Posted by Daltile Team on Nov 9, 2016 10:30:00 AM

One Quartz™ Surfaces in Spanish Moss on the counter with Jewel Tide in Beach Pebble on the backsplash


A country kitchen creates a warm, inviting, and relaxed design visual. The rugged setting should denote years of wear without actually being worn out. Make sure you don't overthink the process. Instead, go with what inspires you, and opt for practical, casual, country-style materials for the kitchen flooring, countertops, backsplash, and even a fireplace. Here are some inspirational tips and ideas.
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Topics: Trends, Stone, Design

How to Use Brick-Look Tile in Your Design

Posted by Daltile Team on Nov 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Exposed brick walls are becoming a hot design trend, but the same look and feel can be achieved with brick tile. These tiles can add to either a rustic, industrial space, a sophisticated, effortless warehouse design, or even an old-world cottage vibe. They supply texture, warmth, and personality regardless of the style of the room. Here are some stunning ideas for inspiration.

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Topics: Trends, Wall Tile, Design

A Taste of 2017 Tile Design Trends

Posted by Daltile Team on Oct 27, 2016 4:17:06 PM

As 2016 winds down, tile designers are already ramping up for the style that will define 2017. Here’s a little taste of what’s in store from design tastemakers aroud the world.

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Topics: Trends, Design

10 Trends From the London Design Festival

Posted by Houzz on Oct 20, 2016 11:53:13 AM

If you’re wondering whether to invest in a marble backsplash, gold faucets or a polished concrete floor, read on. Let the trends picked up at this year’s London Design Festival (held Sept. 17-25) help you decide. At the same time, remember that while the most-stylish homes may absorb design trends, homeowners will also — just as with design rules — take them with a hefty pinch of salt and confidently ignore them.
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Topics: Trends, News, Design

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