Posts Tagged ‘tile in Gettysburg’

  • Tile Color Variation

    Date: 2012.06.13 | Category: Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration, Tips and Advice | Response: 0

    When pondering a custom tile installation, it’s important to know each tiles’ color or shade variation. Color consistency (shade variation) is typically listed on the back label of a ceramic tile sample. Ratings include low, moderate, high or random. Here’s how to decipher these ratings:

    Low means consistent shade and texture

    Moderate means average shade and texture variation, varied yet similar.

    High means extreme shade and texture variation, however all the colors will be present in a single piece of tile to some degree.

    Random means severe shade and texture variation for a random, unique installation that could be totally different colors.

    This online chart helps visualize all the tile color variations.


  • 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.

  • Welcome, Spring!

    Date: 2011.03.28 | Category: Bathrooms, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    The official start of spring has finally arrived despite the chilly temperatures in Gettysburg, PA. The coming of spring means it’s time for some spring cleaning and giving your home the face-lift it needs after the cold winter months.

    We recently wrote a post on glass tile. One room where this type of tile is particularly√ā¬†conducive: the bathroom!

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    Since glass tile is so versatile it can literally work ANYWHERE in a bathroom- walls, vanity tops, back splashes, and floors! Also, many times glass tile is made from recycled glass bottles and jars making it an eco-friendly option for your home.

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    Another great feature about glass tile is that it’s resistant to moisture and temperature changes. (Perfect for inside the shower and bathtub area.) Glass tile is also extremely easy to keep clean with a mop and some simple glass window cleaner!

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Date: 2011.03.18 | Category: Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    GREEN is a beautiful option for tile, don’t you think?

    Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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  • Tile Inspiration

    Date: 2010.12.04 | Category: Bathrooms, Custom Tile, Ideas and Inspiration | Response: 0

    The holiday season is in full swing and winter is definitely here in Gettysburg, PA. As more of us will be spending a lot of time indoors and in our homes, it might be that time to start asking yourself what changes you will be making to your home in the New Year. As you’re decorating the house, baking or just hanging out today here are some photo inspirations for you to take a look at…

    Bold, eye-catching tile entryway

    Beautiful mosaic floor

    Intricate tile work on a fireplace. This will be nice and cozy for the holidays!

    Everything we do is custom! The different ways tile can be used in your home is only limited by your imagination. Our designers are always ready to help you create a one-of-a-kind look for your home.

    For more photo inspiration visit here.