Author: Patricia McMahon

Tariffs and Trade Wars

If you have been following the trade war with China, you will see that it has been taken to an entirely new level. There has been an increase in tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25% from the previous 10% rate. That is a huge increase for imported products. This has been placed on many different products such as minerals, consumables, flowers, ivory and the list goes on. What is a tariff and what effect will it have on imported goods into the U.S.? Read More

Deciding on a Bathroom Mirror

Choosing the right bathroom mirror for your home is important to your choice of style and necessity. These mirrors are always bigger than most other mirrors found in any home. It might also have to double up as storage space in some cases. The first thing that should be done during the process of mirror shopping is to measure the space it will be displayed in. You will then want to consider other add-ons needed to make the room complete. Read More

Make a Walk in Shower Work in Your Bathroom

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You want to change the look of your shower but are looking for ideas?  You have come to the right place!  Our friendly and expert staff at www.plumbtile.com are always ready to lend a hand – from ideas and tips to purchasing and beyond.  Read More

Make Your Bathroom Eco-friendly

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Eco-friendly products and practices continue to grow around the globe. Applying these green products and practices to your bathroom can be easy and inexpensive.

Plumbtile: Go GreenGoing green not only saves you money by reducing energy and water costs but also help save the environment by reducing consumption. From simple fixes to replacement of fixtures and bathroom furnishings, plumbtile.com is here to assist.  Read More

Designing Your Bathroom With Little Money

Many homes only have one bathroom. When it comes to renovating it, you have to consider practicality in addition to the aesthetics. It’s important to consider storage and other necessary touches to the room. Sometimes, however, the budget is not there to renovate to your needs and specifications. This shouldn’t stop anyone from trying to make their bathroom a personal oasis.

How can you renovate a bathroom without the large budget?

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Facts on Choosing a Faucet

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Plumbtile: Altman Faucets

A faucet is a device for delivering water from a plumbing system. It can consist of the following components: spout, handle(s), lift rod, cartridge, aerator, mixing chamber, and water inlets. When the handle is turned on, the valve opens and controls the water flow adjustment under any water or temperature condition. The faucet body is usually made of brass, though die-cast zinc and chrome-plated plastic are also used.  Read More

The Right Shower Head Makes a World of Difference

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As the bath and shower trends evolve in 2019, let’s not forget the details that can make a world of difference in the way your bathroom or shower looks and functions.  Shower heads are an important detail that you do not want to overlook when planning to remodel or rejuvenate your bathroom.  A shower head can dictate the overall feel of your shower and bathroom. So with that in mind, how does one choose the right one?

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The Best Tiles for a Water Resistant Bathroom

While the bathroom is the place that you shower, bathe, brush your teeth, wash your hands, flush a toilet, you don’t want excess water to stick around on the floors or in the shower. So instead of always getting out a towel to wipe up excess water, opt for tiles that can stand up to your bath-hating pets, daily steamy showers, or the kids’ tidal waves. Here are a few ways to use tile to increase the water-resistance of your bathroom. Read More

Have an Organized Mudroom

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Does your entryway look like the picture below? What do you do if you don’t have a mudroom this holiday season?

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The holiday seasons can become a busy and overwhelming time for most. People come and go throughout the days and leave a trail of mess behind. There are piles of coats and shoes laying by the front door. Don’t let the stress of a mess ruin your family fun. There are many things you can do to organize your entryway if you don’t have a mudroom. Read More