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Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Kitchen with Tile

Learn where you might want to consider using tile in your outdoor kitchen. When it comes to creating a beautiful outdoor kitchen, it takes more than just lining up the grill and minifridge against the wall. To create a truly functional space that you can use to entertain effortlessly outdoors, you need to create all the same amenities you have indoors in a way that fits nicely and naturally into the space. As you’ll discover in this blog, tile provides an excellent way to tie your outdoor kitchen into your outdoor living space to create a beautiful and valuable addition to your property. Where...

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Tile Fireplace Design Ideas

Want to give your old fireplace a new look? Consider a new tile fireplace surround. Red brick fireplaces just scream 1980s, don’t they? Well, if you have an older red or brown brick fireplace in your home, painting it white or another neutral color is not your only option. With a bit more effort and investment, you give your old fireplace a whole new look by re-facing it with tile. Here are some intriguing design ideas to consider when choosing fireplace tile for your project. Pretty Pop of Color One interesting fireplace tile design idea that will totally transform the look of your room in a rather...

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Porcelain Tile vs Ceramic Tile

Learn the differences between porcelain tile and ceramic tile. With so many different sizes, colors, shapes, and textures available, the design possibilities of tile are virtually endless. However, before you letter your inner designer run totally free, there are a few technical aspects of tile to attend to when making your design decisions. One of these aspects is the type of tile body.There are several different tile bodies, or materials, available, including glass, stone, terra cotta, concrete, porcelain, and ceramic. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are often confused with one another and deserve...

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Top 6 Tile Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Come to Mission Tile West for expert assistance choosing tile and a referral to a quality contractor. Updating the tile in your bathroom or kitchen can be a relatively quick and easy way to make a big improvement in an outdated or unattractive space. However, if you are considering tackling this project on your own beware of these 6 common DIY tile renovation errors. Giving Up on Your Tile Too Easily If you’re replacing your tile because you hate it, that’s fine. But if you are renovating because your tile is damaged, just make sure that you’ve considered any tile repair alternatives you may have...

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Bring Back the Vintage Look of Your Bathroom with Tile

Mission Tile West’s vintage tiles help restore the authentic look of older homes. After an uncomfortable period when it is considered embarrassingly outdated and passé, just about every style comes back around into fashion as vintage. If you own an older home, it has probably lost many of its original design elements to well-intentioned renovations over the years. The good news is that is possible to recapture that original, authentic style with the right design choices. Whether you are looking to re-renovate a space to give it back its vintage charm, or want to make a brand-new addition look...

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