Category: Tiles

10 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Cozy Bedroom

Your bedroom is where you go to find comfort after a long, hard day, so it deserves a little TLC. You’ve probably been scared off from completing bedroom renovations for multiple reasons, money being at the top of the list. However, when it comes to making your bedroom a cozy oasis, it doesn’t need to coast a fortune to add major comfort. Below are our 10 budget-friendly tips to turn your bedroom into a cozy, relaxing area. Read More

What Makes A House “Green?”

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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

Bathroom Tile Flooring Trends

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Bathrooms and tile go hand in hand. They are no longer limited to the floor, but it is more and more acceptable to use tile on your walls. With so many tiles to pick from, where do you start? Here are a few examples of tiles that would look stunning in nay home. 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

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

Varieties of Eco-Friendly Tile

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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.

GBI Tile & Stone Porcelain Wood Look

At Plumbtile, we love a good tile! But when you receive a newsletter from one of our suppliers promoting their beautiful tiles with puppies, we had to show everyone! Not only are these tiles beautiful and will give any room a clean natural look, you will also be adding a durable tile that will last throughout the years. Read More

Benefits of Using Cement Tiles

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Using cement tiles for floors and walls have become very stylish and trendy in homes and businesses.  There are so many benefits to using cement tiles for the bathroom. Cement tiles are extremely durable and can hold up to water on the floors and walls, those steamy showers, and prevent any mold damage.

The durability is linked to the unique manufacturing process which involves two thousand pounds of pressure which will hold up against chips and cracks.  Cement tiles are so durable they can hold up against daily wear and tear, fading and water damage. You can keep these for years to come. Read More