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Shower Tile Design Ideas

A plethora of tips for incorporating designer tile accents into your shower. Because tile stands up so well to the heat and humidity of the bathroom, it is a natural choice for your shower enclosure. Here are some design tips to help you get started creating your dream shower. Create an Accent Wall When tiling a kitchen backsplash, designers often use the space between the cooktop and the range hood as a place to create an intricate mosaic or tile accent wall. Why not use this same approach in the shower? Just pick one wall and create a bold tile design there as a focal point for the room. Break...

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How Long Will a Tile Floor Last?

Your tile floor will last decades provided you choose the right tile and take care of it. Before installing any kind of flooring in your home, naturally you want to know how long it will last. If you’re going for a trendy look that will probably have to be updated soon anyway, you might be okay with a material that has a shorter lifespan, like carpet. But if you are going for a classic look that you want to enjoy for decades, tile is definitely the right choice. Most kinds of glazed porcelain, glazed ceramic, and terra cotta floor tile can last 50 years or more. However, if you want your tile...

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4 Reasons Tile is Better than Carpet

Next time you’re choosing new flooring, remember why tile is better than carpet. Whether you are designing a new home or remodeling an older one, the choice of flooring is certainly important. It not only needs to be functional; it also needs to have aesthetic appeal and anchor the design of each individual room. Whether you are going for a bold look or an understated one, Mission Tile West has many floor tile options for you to choose from. Here’s why you should consider our tile instead of carpet. Tile Lasts Longer First of all, tile is simply more durable than carpet. Most kinds of carpet...

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Natural Stone Tile Usage Guide

Learn how to get the best results from natural stone tile in different applications. Natural stone tile can be used to create a variety of different styles, from rustic to elegant. However, there are some special factors you need to take into account when choosing a natural stone product as compared to a ceramic tile. Natural Variation Any type of natural stone tile will have variations in color and pattern. These variations will be most noticeable in variegated stones such as marble and travertine, but may also be apparent in solid-color stones like slate and limestone. For this reason, it is best...

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Bringing Nature into Bathroom Design

Bring the soothing elements of nature into your bathroom with these design ideas. If you’re looking to make your master bath a soothing, spa-like space, bringing natural elements into the design can definitely help. Here are some suggestions of design elements that can help bring a touch of nature into your bathroom design.Faux wood tiles: When going for a rustic or natural look, wood is an obvious choice. Unfortunately, wood doesn’t always perform well in the wet, humid environment of a bathroom. Ceramic bathroom tile with a faux wood finish, on the other hand, can last for decades. You can get the look...

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