Green design is a science, not an art. Some principles apply across the board, but many measures will depend on your home’s age, construction techniques used, building codes, local climate (temperature and humidity) and the land on which your home sits. If you’re going to get serious about green, you’ll want to do a lot of research and eventually some testing. To help you along, we’ve provided this list of recommended resources. Read More
Category: Eco Friendly
When people think of green, some may think the color green, and some may think Earth. Some people just don’t know that when you “Go Green, you will be saving money on bills by cutting back on water, electricity, energy, and even building materials. Another phrase to use besides “Go Green,” is “Eco-friendly,” Read More
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.
Going 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
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.
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 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.
Using 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.
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 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.
What Makes A Luxury Bathroom?
I’m sure you are wondering what a luxury bathroom consists of. Most homeowners are looking for high-functioning and organized bathrooms. However, the goal for the most bathroom renovations is to create a relaxing and luxurious space in which the owners can find refuge. Read More
Fall is upon us . Many are happy while others may be approaching it with dread. Those sad and down trodden are individuals that suffer through a frustrating condition called allergies. While the falling leaves are beautiful and bring an array of beautiful colors to most, it brings these individuals the frustration of sneezing, sickness and so many other discomforts due to mold. For allergy sufferers, making minor changes and renovations to their homes externally and internally is a necessity.
Nobody ever admits that their favorite room in the home is the laundry room. However, it would definitely be worthwhile to make adjustments and renovations to it. Upgrades would make everyone’s life a bit easier when it comes to getting certain chores in the home done. Especially because most laundry rooms are built to pass through or are simple backdoor space, it is never welcoming in any sense. Some are not even rooms, just appliances tucked away in a side closet. There are many common locations for a laundry room. However, if its location doesn’t work for you, it’s time for a change.
Plywood was never really an appealing material to work with. However, in recent years, many designers have adapted the material as a creative muse. Builders are also thinking of innovative ways to use it in their own designs. Rather than only being used in unfinished work spaces, or simply as subflooring for kitchen, bathroom or whole house renovation; you’ll see plywood in completed projects.
Once the temperature starts to rise we all want to be outside and soaking up the sun! Your deck is an outdoor oasis so make sure it shows off all aspects of who you and your family are. Enclosing your deck allows you to use it all year long. Think about the flooring, colors, furniture and even putting in an outside kitchen. Your deck décor will a big factor in the how much time and enjoyment you get from your outdoor space.
Ready to upgrade your closets and looking at a closet system? First things are first, knowing how much space you have to work with. Exact measurements are very important for all wood closet systems when you need to cut them, if you are off by a 1/2 inch it can mean whether your system will fit or not fit. If you are working with a closet in your kitchen or bathroom allowing room for things like the appliances, entry doors and cabinets it is essential to get it right the first time.