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3 Ways Technology is Driving Trends in Tile Design

Technological innovations may inspire new trends in tile design, but there is always room for the classics.One of the exciting things about the tile industry is that, despite the fact that there will always be certain go-to tile design classics, there is also ample innovation going on. For example, here are three technological innovations that have inspired new trends in tile design:New Inkjet Technology: Thanks to the advent of advanced inkjet technology for ceramics, we are now seeing an abundance of metallic-effect tiles that can be put to dramatic use as backsplashes or accent walls.Perfection...

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Must-Haves for a Mediterranean-Inspired Bathroom Tile Design

Learn how to mix and match the key elements of Mediterranean design to create your own look. Mediterranean-inspired design is one of the hottest new trends in bathroom renovations. Successfully achieving this design depends in large part on choosing the right tile for the job.A traditional Mediterranean design would include all the following elements:Color: Mediterranean colors echo the tones of the landscape along the bright and arid coastlines of Spain, Italy, and Morocco. So naturally, rich blue tones feature prominently. But warm browns, yellows, and even lavender shades can also...

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Tips for Picking Grout Color

Learn about some key points to consider when choosing grout for your designer tile If you’re like most people, you’ve probably given quite a lot of time and consideration to your choice of designer tile for your floors, backsplash, shower surround, etc. But you may not have thought much about your grout.While grout tends to be treated as an afterthought, in reality it deserves more attention because the right or wrong grout can have a big impact on the look of your designer tile. The main options for your grout color scheme are:Matching Grout: Perhaps the simplest option is to have...

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4 Benefits of Cement Tile for Everyday Living

Cement tile makes an excellent choice for flooring that sees everyday use Are you looking for a flooring that would look at home in the trendiest spots, but at the same time is down-to-earth enough to support worry-free everyday living? Cement tile is an excellent option. It offers:Easy Care: Cement tile is extremely low maintenance. Pretty much all you ever need to do to take care of it is mop with water and a mild soap. Compare that to the frequent vacuuming and occasional steam cleaning you’d need to do with carpet, the periodic polishing and sealing you’d need to do with stone, or the refinishing...

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The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Flooring

Shop beautiful pet-friendly floor tile options at Mission Tile West Are you looking for a flooring material that can stand up to abuse from pets, but still deliver a high-end look for your interior design? Tile may just be the perfect pet-friendly flooring choice.No Scratches: Tile is extremely durable and won’t get scratched up by pet nails like wood floors would. You will need to be careful to sweep up grit brought in on pet feet to prevent abrasion. No Stains: When paired with a quality grout, tile is impervious to liquids and staining. Whether you are concerned about muddy paws, hairballs...

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