Author: Patricia McMahon

Modernize Your Kitchen and Bath With Hands Free Faucets

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Plumbtile: Brizo Hands Free Faucet

We have all been there….prepping dinner, cutting up the chicken and we realize we need to grab something else.  With chicken juice all over our hands we grab the faucet and turn it on…defeat, we have now spread chicken juice and germs everywhere.  There is however a quick and luxurious fix to this problem; hands free faucets.  Plumbtile.com carries many brands and options to elevate this problem and add style to the function of your kitchen or bathroom.  Read More

Varieties of Eco-Friendly Tile

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Cork Wall Tiles

Eco-Friendly Tile

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.

Bathroom Paint and Color Ideas

To ensure that your new or refurbished bath has just the right color scheme, one of the first items on your project list should be to consider bathroom color and paint ideas. From bright and lively looks to darker hues that can create a cozy, welcoming feel, you’ll have a rainbow of colors to choose from.

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Making Your Old Bathroom New Again

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Sometimes it is the little things that can change the look of a room. Paint, flooring in a bathroom and something as simple as a new mirror and different lighting can change the look. Traditionally bathroom mirrors were attached to medicine cabinets but in modern bathrooms, decorative mirrors are being used more and more. You can change the look of your bathroom by replacing the mirror and lighting. Mirrors can make a room look larger and the lighting can brighten up the room removing the shadows and opening up the room. Read More

Dornbracht: The Ultimate Luxury Brand

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Duravit Ceramic Bathroom Fixtures

Duravit Bathroom Fixtures

Duravit always creates classic, beautiful ways to upgrade your bathroom. Our Duravit Ceramic Bathroom Fixtures offer you form and function. Duravit is always working on something new and Plumbtile makes sure to keep updated on all new products. Plumbtile purchases directly from Duravit to make sure we carry the most up to date sinks, vanities, and fixtures. Read More

Emtek Fine Decorative Hardware Products

Emtek Products, Inc. was founded in 1981, in the City of Industry, CA. Emtek’s Fine Decorative Hardware Products includes door knobs and pulls, door levers, interior locks, decorative plate locks, deadbolts, handles, bathroom accessories and so much more home hardware. Read More