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Arizona Tile- Over Series!

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Over Series- Walnut, Installed at Raintree Athletic Club.

Over Series- Walnut, Installed at Raintree Athletic Club.

Brinker’s recently installed a new floor in the Raintree Althetic Club locker Room. This is a tile plank called the Over series from Arizona Tile.  The Over series is a rectified color body porcelain tile that looks like wood and has greater than 40% recycled content. The infinite nuances of natural wood give body and soul to the Over series. Striking chromatic juxtapositions bring out the grain of the natural material and are reflected in this porcelain tile that looks like wood. The wood effect is taken to its extremes in a wonderful design, specially created with digital technology. Basic tones are enriched by the occasional strong color for unusual, bright and charming designs. The surface of the tile has some slight undulation. Over is available in four sizes and eight colors. The four sizes can be used to create numerous patterns. This series is suitable for residential and commercial applications. Because this material is a porcelain product, minimal maintenance is required.

Recommended Applications:

Commercial & Residential
Interior & Exterior
Floor & Wall
Tub Surrounds & Showers



Tile Inspiration!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Small Bathroom Design Ideas and Inspiration
Just because your bathroom is small, doesn’t mean you have to limit your creativity. We have many options available to update your small bathroom to fit you aesthetic perfectly. It is so easy to begin decision making with restrictions or rules in place that may or not be necessary. These restrictions might keep you from getting exactly what you want out of the design, and may be worth reevaluating.

Small Tiles for a Small Room Are Not Always Necessary:
When designing around a small bathroom, many people forego large wall tiles, for fear that the space will seem more cramped, but large 18” x 18”, or 12” x 24” tiles can do just the opposite, reducing grout lines and creating a wall with a more cohesive, and less busy look. There is also the added bonus of fewer areas of Grout to Clean. Another option is to mix large and small tiles to add visual interest. Such as in these bathroom designs:

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Creative uses for Liners and Mosaics:
Liners can add a pop of color, tie in the colors and looks in the rest of the bathroom, and add visual interest to a simple design. Many people use a section of a mosaic or a liner in the wall tile in their shower, but that is not the only option.
Mixing multiple liners and mosaics can create a layered look using the visible lines to create interest. Horizontal lines in a design can make a room seem calm and restful and balanced, and vertical lines conversely give a feeling of attentiveness and energy. Drama can be added to a room by using diagonal lines that can give a design movement and flow. Tile lends itself to the use of lines for an overall design, and these lines can be emphasized further by using one or more tiles, liners, or strips of a mosaic. Additionally these can be used as a backsplash or to top off tile wainscoting to create a cohesive design. Below are photographs of just a few of the creative uses of these tiles.

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Natural and Rustic Looks using Pebble Mosaics and Wood Plank Tiles:
Trending tile right now are a lot of looks that bring a little of the outdoors in to your home. This can be seen in wood look planks, as well as pebble mosaics. Many plank sized tiles have also made a surge in popularity that still give a hint of wood look without being overwhelmingly rustic. The design possibilities are just beginning to be explored, and seem limitless with these looks.
In the last few years, just about every tile company has come out with a wood look, or several. These tiles vary greatly in length, width, and design; allowing you to use them in many settings, to personalize your own design. The planks can be laid on the floor or on walls, as a decorative border, full surface, or anything in between.
The pebble mosaics are another popular trend that can be used in many contexts. The highly textured surface has a fantastic visual appeal, and can add a striking level of simplicity and elegance to a back splash wall, or floor. For anyone interested in putting this in a shower floor, or desiring a flatter surface, most of the pebble mosaics come sliced—so that the tops are flat, and even—as well.
These can be used together or by themselves to create looks from rustic, to tropical, to simple elegance. Rather than belaboring the point further, I’ll move on to the photos of some of the magnificent design possibilities.

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Beautiful Back Splash

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Random Brick Liner Back Splash

Whether your looking to remodel in the kitchen or bathroom, creativity is endless when it comes to back splash. The current eye-catching trend is installing random brick, metal, travertine, or glass from counter to cabinet. There are so many different styles, shapes, colors, and combinations for any decorating style.  Back Splash can be a budget friendly accent or the rooms focal point.

Fashion Forward Flooring

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The newest trend in hard surface flooring is LARGE format tiles.  These tiles have been very popular in Europe over the past decade or so.  Now, they are making their way to the United States and becoming more widespread than ever!

If you are looking for a modern or contemporary look to update your home or business, a large format tile is the perfect hard surface to consider.  Almost every manufacturer we have in our showroom is carrying these styles, so tile flooring for any budget is now an option for everyone.  Sizes of large format tiles can be square (24″ x 24″, 36″ x 36″, 48″ x 48″) or they can be rectangular in form (18″ x 24″, 18″ x 36″, 24″ x 36″, etc.).  Our installers are well trained to install any type of tile so there is no reason to be weary of installing the latest trend in your space.

Come in to our showroom today to look at tile that we have to offer and we are positive you will be impressed with your experience.