Posts Tagged ‘tile designer’

  • Bathroom Tile Inspiration

    Date: 2011.12.20 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    The bathroom continues to receive increased attention in many homes as homeowners seek to create a tranquil, personal space. This retreat-like atmosphere is very desirable and can be created in endless ways. Not to mention, a bathroom remodel using tile is an investment that will add value to your home. (Read our previous post here for tips on creating a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom.)

    Here are a few photos of gorgeous bathroom retreats to spark your inspiration:

    Image courtesy Ceramic Tileworks

    image courtesy Ceramic Tileworks

    image courtesy homenix.com

    image by Garretson Tile Company

    image by Garretson Tile Company

    image courtesy of Trendir Modern Interiors

     

  • Creative Idea Using Decorative Tile

    Date: 2011.09.21 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration, Tips and Advice | Response: 1

    Tile has so many wonderful uses in the home. Not only is it a functional, but it also gives an artistic touch to many applications. Decorative tile is most often seen surrounding around a fireplace or on a kitchen backsplash, but there are many other ways to use decorative tile throughout your home. The next thing you might be thinking is “that could get extremely pricey” and in some cases you would be correct. There are ways, however, to get the beautiful tile you desire and keep your budget in mind at the same time.

    Let’s take this example from Bill Buyok on TileMagOnline.com  (Bill Buyok is the primary contributor for Avente Tile and has been publishing Tile Talk since 2008)

    This beautiful glass tile would make a stunning shower, but the price tag was high.

    Glass Tile $40 per square foot (photo courtesy of tilemagonline.com) Click photo for original post.

    The option instead was given to create a “waterfall” design that appeared as if the glass tile was pouring onto the floor.

    glass mosaic waterfall effect. (image courtesy of tilemagonline.com) Click for original post.

    The tile actually became a focal point and used $280 worth of the glass tile as opposed to the entire shower, which would have been roughly $3,600.

    The moral is: Don’t say no to a decorative piece of tile that appears to be out of your budget! A professional tile designer can assist you in implementing the tile you love at a price you can afford.

    Click to read Bill Buyok’s full post.  

  • Linear Tile Inspiration

    Date: 2011.04.15 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    We’ve talked previously about the linear tile trend and how you can use it to create a unique, modern look for your home. Here are more tile examples from the Garretson showroom to use as inspiration if you are considering this style:

    This is another way to get the “look” of linear tile – use a linear patterned tile.

    Please stop by our showroom in Gettysburg, PA to view any of these in person and talk to a designer about what would work best in your home.