The economy may be keeping a lid on spending, but when it comes to flooring, it’s driving trends. That’s because today’s cost-conscious consumer is more demanding of value than ever.
There’s definitely been a shift from spending to savings. But that doesn’t mean consumers aren’t buying flooring: it means they’re looking for value and comfort. They might not be moving up right now, but they’re still into feathering the nest.
Pollution from power plants and factories contribute greatly to the cause of pollution. However, these are not the only contributing factors to pollution. Houses are also a contributing factor to pollution. But homeowners can efficiently reduce the output of pollution of their homes. Now adapting a green lifestyle is more readily available than ever before, and single-handily one of the most effective ways to protect our environment. Residents can leave their green footprint on the world by reducing the amount of energy usage with these eco-friendly products. Read More
Ancient civilizations believed that the four elements made up up everything in the Universe. While modern civilizations may not hold the same beliefs, there’s no denying that the four elements have remained very important to our lives and our sense of style for thousands of years. Read More
Hansgrohe is honored to have many of the world’s most successful designers & architects working for them. Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were judged by a highly-qualified judging panel in 2009 to be part of an elite group of the top 25 designers and are considered the world’s best in their craft. They offer a new perspective on bathroom designs and have stepped forward as technical innovators. Hansgrohe credits these designers with having a hand in the brand winning more than 300 internationally renowned awards for their bathroom faucets, showers and shower systems, as well as helping them to set multiple new trends. Read More
Happy Floors Tile is a national distributor with a heavy emphasis on providing customers with environmentally responsible products, using recyclable material, ensuring that they only have minimal negative impact on the environment. These floors are designed to appeal to a variety of people, with options designed for home, business, indoor, and outdoor uses. There is literally no part of your home that you cannot beautify with this tasteful tile. These floors are eco-friendly, meaning that you can give yourself a big pat on the back for helping to conserve our planet’s natural resources.
Now you too can have a beautiful looking home, with tile flooring so gorgeous it will give you pride for the rest of your life. With a tile floor by Happy Floors, a home becomes a place of elegance and class.
Trend is an international manufacturer and distributor of mosaic tile collections produced in recycled glass, 24 carat gold and venetian enamel. It also produces engineered agglomerates containing recycled fragmented glass, quartz and granite. Trend supplies products suitable for the decoration of private spaces, urban areas and works of art. Trend tiles are great for backsplash appliques, wall tile, floor tile, countertops, aquatic tile, patio tile, and entryway tile.
As one of the world’s leading producers of colored glass tiles, Venetian enamel, gold leaf tesserae and agglomerate slab, Trend has demonstrated a unique ability to synthesise the essential principles of Italian tradition, with a dynamic creativity attuned to today’s interior designers, architects and artists.
In addition, Trend moved early and aggressively to reduce the ecological impact of its processes and products. Production is now designed to consume fewer raw materials and energy resources, to recycle otherwise wasted materials, and to increase the natural durability of its products.
Finishes are more than an aesthetic detail, yet we probably have never taken the time to learn how the products in our industry achieve their finish and why one may be more durable than another. We know chrome is tougher than gold, but why?
With winter upon us most of us are thinking about getting through the long days of winter but as we spend more time indoors we start to think about redecorating and sprucing things up. So what are the trends for the Spring 2015? Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green and Classic Blue along with Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard, Marsala and Glacier Gray a mix of cooler color and warm tones. We also can’t leave out a nice mix of muted brights, pastels and nature-like neutrals to draw the eye to your favorite spots in your home.
2015 interior design and decorating ideas reflect the trends in architecture and art while emphasizing your individuality, simplicity and Green living ideas. Decorators are creating new, bold and fabulous designs by mixing traditional and contemporary, ethnic and retro, glamorous and rustic, and chic and barbarism.
You are now able to be completely free and creative to design a room that has both antique and modern bathroom furniture, ceramic and colored glass to create a warm cozy and inviting room one that you will find you will spend most of your days. Or you can take the distressed look of exposed brick walls and concrete surfaces mixed with soft and chic fabrics, delicate floral designs and the rich shine of polished metal to create a spectacular living space that will give you the look and feel of stepping into the past while remaining firmly rooted to the present.
When you are wanting to go green in your decorating don’t pass up reclaimed wood for your wood floors or walls, think about using old wood doors or even pallets to create interesting tables that will surely be the topic of conversations. You cannot go wrong or be too over the top in 2015 with your colors, textures or fabric styles, be creative and experiment to create your hidden oasis!
How can you create a more environmentally friendly kitchen? There are many ways, and it’s easy! Energy-efficient food preparation and cleaning habits, using equipment made from sustainable materials, and dodging toxic chemicals are important if you want to have a truly healthy kitchen. Fortunately, making the right choices for your well-being is also good for the pocket and the planet. Just try a few of these simple tricks for a healthy and green kitchen: Read More