From the Floor Up

Hexagonal Tile Ideas: How to Choose the Right Color and Pattern

Posted by Daltile Team on May 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Design-smart homeowners are forever on the hunt for that next special touch that will turn heads and even set trends. But when you're working with permanent floor tile, how far from usual should you venture? As long as your design is timelessly trendy, it's probably within today's boundaries.Savvy six-sided tile options come in a number of sizes, hues, and bold patterns. A focal wall, tub surround, entryway floor, or kitchen backsplash of contemporary hexagonal tile makes a unique impact on your design, and will impress guests. Here are some color pairing ideas and layouts to consider before you get started on your design.

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Topics: Design

4 Outdoor Patio Flooring Ideas

Posted by Daltile Team on May 5, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Saddle Brook XT in Oak Trail on the patio

Why not expand the amount of living space you have by making the most of your outside space? When you have the right outdoor patio flooring, you'll want to spend more time outside, and you'll have a beautiful base to build your design off of. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you get started on your design:

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Topics: Exterior Tile, Design

Design Inspired by Countries around the World

Posted by Daltile Team on May 2, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Woodbridge in Spruce

Spend five minutes on a home improvement TV channel and you’ll quickly realize that designers speak in terms of design style. This house is French countryside style and that house is classic American style, etc.

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Topics: Design

How to Incorporate Color in the Laundry Room

Posted by Houzz on Apr 26, 2017 10:31:00 AM

We see a lot of showhouse-worthy laundry rooms on Houzz, but reality for most of us is starkly different. Our laundry areas are often tiny, unfinished spaces — no flair, no style, just purely utilitarian. But we can make the tiniest of laundry closets boost our mood while we’re tackling this chore. The answer is to create a more finished look with color.

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Topics: Design, Laundry Room

Social Spaces: The Clubhouse Phenomenon in Multi-Unit Residences

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The Millennial generation has been very influential—influential in design and lifestyle. Their full lifestyles demand a living space that gives them access to their most important priorities like connectivity, healthy activities, and social spaces.

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Topics: Commercial, Design

#Truth about Picking Color Schemes

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 19, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The Color Scheme Secret is Out

Picking a color scheme is deceptively difficult. If you follow all the rules and go by the color wheel, you risk looking boring and predictable. If you forget the rules and go with what makes you happy, you risk looking discombobulated and eclectic.

Here’s some secrets from the experts so you can perfectly select a color scheme that really works.

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Topics: Remodel, Redesign, Design

Get Farmhouse Style

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Farmhouse design has style that won’t quit. It’s traditional but can be easily updated to trendy transitional. Create a great farmhouse style in your home. Here’s how.
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Topics: Design, Backsplash, Countertop

Outdoor Kitchen Craze

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 11, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Saddle Brook XT in Farmhouse on the patio floor

Outdoor spaces have become a standard of living in most homes. They are a mirror image of the indoor space with all the creature comforts of the indoors like living areas, entertainment areas, and most importantly—kitchens.

The outdoor kitchen is the latest and greatest outdoor trend—and a very accessible one. No matter what size space or amenities you have, you can create a kitchen for your outdoor area. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your own outdoor kitchen.
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Topics: Exterior Tile, Design

Design with White Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 11, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Looking for a neutral color to jazz up your bathroom, living room, or kitchen? Consider using white porcelain tile, which is available in various shades and shapes, to brighten and visually expand your space. From white subway backsplash tile to large-format floor tile, white is the way to go. Here are some inspirational tips and ideas to help you get started on your design.

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Topics: Subway Tile, Wall Tile, Design, Backsplash

How to Design for Millennials

Posted by Daltile Team on Apr 8, 2017 10:30:00 AM

From Residential to Office Space, Millennials Influence Design

Everybody is talking about Millennials! What they want, how to attract their business, and how to retain them in the workspace. There’s a lot of information, and misinformation, out there about Millennials. For instance, do they really prefer renting over buying? Are they truly flocking to urban areas?

The jury may still be out on some of those questions but there’s no denying that Millennial’s tastes and habits are influencing design in every arena.
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Topics: Design

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