Two Kitchen Products By Franke, Win Awards

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Franke Sinks, Stainless Steel, Granite Sinks and Kitchen Accessories. Franke USA is one of America’s largest sink manufacturers. A company where technology dominates in the production and manufacture of sinks.

Franke said his Steel Series kitchen faucet and its Planar 8 stainless steel kitchen sink have been recognized by Design Journal with platinum 2015 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).

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New Fixtures & Fittings With Dornbracht Line

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Are you taking time this season to spruce up your home? One way to do easily to this is by installing new kitchen fixtures in your home. Plumbtile can help you in your search for the perfect faucet, or fitting you have been searching for. Take a look at these amazing options from Dornbracht fixtures. They will blow you away. Continue reading

2015 Color of the year: What will be your favorite design?

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With winter upon us most of us are thinking about getting through the long days of winter but as we spend more time indoors we start to think about redecorating and sprucing things up. So what are the trends for the Spring 2015? Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green and Classic Blue along with Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard, Marsala and Glacier Gray a mix of cooler color and warm tones. We also can’t leave out a nice mix of muted brights, pastels and nature-like neutrals to draw the eye to your favorite spots in your home.

2015 interior design and decorating ideas reflect the trends in architecture and art while emphasizing your individuality, simplicity and Green living ideas. Decorators are creating new, bold and fabulous designs by mixing traditional and contemporary, ethnic and retro, glamorous and rustic, and chic and barbarism.

You are now able to be completely free and creative to design a room that has both antique and modern bathroom furniture, ceramic and colored glass to create a warm cozy and inviting room one that you will find you will spend most of your days. Or you can take the distressed look of exposed brick walls and concrete surfaces mixed with soft and chic fabrics, delicate floral designs and the rich shine of polished metal to create a spectacular living space that will give you the look and feel of stepping into the past while remaining firmly rooted to the present.

When you are wanting to go green in your decorating don’t pass up reclaimed wood for your wood floors or walls, think about using old wood doors or even pallets to create interesting tables that will surely be the topic of conversations. You cannot go wrong or be too over the top in 2015 with your colors, textures or fabric styles, be creative and experiment to create your hidden oasis!

Blanco Photo Caption Contest

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BLANCO Photo Caption Contest

Blanco Sinks and Faucets, a family owned company since 1925, is teaming up with artist Kerstin Hiestermann for a photo caption contest. Users can enter their captions for the photo of the week and have a chance to win an iPad Mini. There is a new winner each week. Continue reading

Varieties of Eco-Friendly Tile

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If you are re-modelling or finishing up a new space, no doubt you will be looking for options when it come to tile. Many people are very interested in green or sustainable options for everything they do and there are several very good choices “eco-friendly” choices when it comes to tile. There are many good reasons to choose eco-friendly tile for your application. Among them are the fact that some eco-friendly tile is made from recyclable materials which cuts down on material waste that is shipped to land fills. It also reduces mining of some materials that are used to manufacture conventional tile. And they look great too. So let’s take a look at some of the attractive choices you have for your tiling needs.

Cork Tiles

Some of the advantages and good qualities of cork are that it is a natural wood product that is lightweight, resilient and has good insulation properties. Most of the cork flooring and wall tile products are made from recycled cork materials. Even though cork is porous there are also eco-friendly finished that make it more durable and easy to maintain. Cork comes in many sizes and colors and can be used for flooring as well as walls and ceilings.

Coconut Tiles

Coconut tile is made from coconut shells and chips. They are a new and unique application for materials that would no doubt go to waste otherwise. Coconut tile has a warm tropical feel and is good for use in kitchens and bathrooms. They are often made with sustainable adhesive and finishing materials as well. Cork comes in a variety of colors and textures and can be used to add contrast to a room or for a subtle complimentary look.

Pebble Tiles

pebble-tileUsing actual pebbles and small stones adhered to mesh backing, Pebble Tile gives a highly textured and natural look that can be used in a variety of situations including kitchen and bathroom flooring and wall covering, bathrooms, shower decks and patios and many more. Pebble Tile has interlocking patterns that give a seamless and custom look but can be somewhat more difficult to install. An experienced professional installer should be considered when you are using Pebble Tile.

Teak Mosaic

Reclaimed Teak wood is one the newest and most popular materials for tiling. It is very eco-friendly since it is reclaimed wood and it comes in a very wide variety of colors, shades and sizes. Because different sizes, shapes and grains can be used in many unique ways, Teak Tile truly does have a mosaic look and feel. Teak Tiles come in different sizes depending on the application and gives a seamless rustic yet modern look and feel.

Stone Tiles

Stone TileStone Tile has been used as a flooring material for a very long time. It is durable, wear resistant and has a variety of shades, colors and applications. Wall Stone Tiles are also often used in as complimentary features in a room. Stone wall tiles can subtlely accent a feature or bring an effective contrast. There are several different materials used in stone tiles. Some of the more popular are: slate, travertine, marble, granite, limestone and sandstone.

Newest Kitchen Trends

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When it comes to the latest trends in kitchen remodeling, consumers find that they have many available choices. Depending on their individual taste and budget the following suggestions are just a few among the 2014 kitchen trends: Continue reading

Good Spin on 2014 Outdoor Trends

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The outdoors is to a house as shoes are to a person.  Do you want to know what a person is like, look at their shoes, it can tell you a great deal.  Conversely, do you want to know what a person is like, look at their front or back yard and you’ll get a good feel for who they are and what they’re like.  This is a grand generalization, but it’s a tried and tested rule of thumb.

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Difference Between Jetted and Soaking Tubs

Soaking TubThere are several different options for those who are looking to install a tub. Of all the different types of tubs available two of the most popular choices are jetted and soaking tubs. Let’s take a look at the differences to make it easier to decide which type is best for you.  Continue reading

Shower and Bath Trends for 2014

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2014 is no longer in the future, the time is now. So why not now create a modern bath with todays trend’s? The three big shower and bath trends of 2014 are Minimalist-Cosmopolitan, Traditional, and Digital.

For those who like a simple, smart, city sleek style and cutting edge spaces, your sharp eye will be attracted to the pristine decor style of Cosmopolitan. First you will want to focus on the newest trend of shower heads. The Cosmopolitan style features wide square rain shower heads, high mounted basin spouts, and skates. Continue reading

Planning a Bathroom Remodel? Consider the Functionality and Modernity of Porcelanosa Bath Products.

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At Plumbtile, we are excited to announce that we will begin offering Porcelanosa Bath products in order to provide you with the best in functionality and modernity. Whether it is a full or partial bathroom remodel, Porcelanosa Bath products has an extensive collection of highly functional and modern bathroom offerings to meet all your remodeling desires and needs.

Why Choose Porcelanosa? It’s simple: functionality and modernity.

Remodeling a bathroom is different from remodeling a kitchen or a bedroom, especially when you consider functionality. Choosing the right vanities, sinks, facets, bathtubs, shower enclosures, and toilets can become a rigorous process when considering complete functionality as well as achieving an overall modern look and feel.

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