Tile Tells the Story

There is nothing like that piece in the room, whether it is color, texture or pattern, that can shift a room from simple to extraordinary. It can set the tone for the entire space.

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are some of the most popular tiles today. Ceramic tile is made from natural clay, sand and water. They are molded and baked in a kiln to remove most of the moisture. Porcelain tile is also made from clay and are baked at very high temperatures for long periods of time so that almost all the water is removed. Porcelain tile is much harder and denser than ceramic due to the longer drying time.

There are also glass, marble, metal, and stone tiles along with the widely popular cement encaustic tiles or encaustic- looking tiles that are made of porcelain. True cement tiles are very thick so you would have to account for that thickness prior to purchasing. They need to be sealed regularly and are made by hand.

Black and White Cement Powder Room Floor Tiles
Wood look and encaustic look tile
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This is probably one of my most favorite tile installations that I used in my clients’ master bathroom. It was used on one wall only in the shower and totally transformed the space.

Shopping for tiles for me is like a jewelry or shoe store for others. I could stay for hours and hours and therefore my head is full of a thousand ideas of where and how to install it.

Exterior applications are ideal as well. What a great way to add pattern and color to your outdoor space.

Though encaustic tiles date back to the 1800’s with popularity in the 30’s as well, it has geared up recently again. There are hundreds and hundreds of patterns to choose from with endless ideas of how and where to install it.