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.
I bet you have been looking at tile and are confused on what tile to choose. Well that all depends on where you are laying the tile. Each area has certain elements you want to take into account before selecting a tile. Read More
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
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
It’s the perfect time of year to create a beautiful outdoor space. But choosing your patio flooring can be tricky and is really important to give the perfect look to your outdoor space. Even if you have a smaller outdoor space, you can make the most of it by choosing the right tiles. The possibilities are endless! Read More
Plumbtile makes sure we carry the most up to date and best quality tiles. One of our features brands is Eleganza Tiles. They are a leading distributor of ceramic, porcelain, glass and thin tiles. Their tiles also have TEC setting materials in North America. Eleganza extensive product line ranges from residential to commercial use and offers a wide array of possibilities that help homeowners, designers, architects, and builders alike. Eleganza brings their ideas to life. Read More
Every year trends in design change. It’s important to select a design idea that is as timeless as possible. Here are some of our favorite flooring trends for 2019.
The first major trend that has been the focus on design for quite a while now is using recycled materials and going green. Some of the options you can choose from are bamboo, reclaimed wood or even engineered wood. These can fit any style of home and are a timeless look. Read More
The Italian manufacturer Bisazza is an award-winning top luxury designer. They are the industry’s leading producer of glass mosaic for both interior and exterior applications. They manufacture mosaic tile, glass tiles and glass mosaic tiles, as well as a line of luxury designer home products. Read More
Choosing Proper Bathroom Tile
It can be difficult choosing the proper tile for your bathroom. There are so many factors you should consider. Here are some tips and guides to help you choose the proper tiles to suit your bathroom tiles and needs. For instance, if you want to create some curved accents you will want to use smaller tiles. This will make it easier to design a pattern or style with some movement. Read More
American Universal Tiles
Plumbtile carries so many different tiles from many different manufacturers. We make sure to provide our customers with the largest variety and highest quality rating. One of our most unique brands is the American Universal Corporation which is the largest importer of fine Japanese Porcelain Tile for Bathrooms, Kitchens, Floors and Walls. American Universal offers a complete line of decorative tile including Ceramic Tile, Hex Tile, Glass Tile, Porcelain and Japanese Mosaic tile. The tile is available in a large selection of colors and sizes including genuine gold glazed tiles and glass mosaic. Read More