Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is.  Retailers and product-based companies in many consumer categories are affected by the new tariffs and countervailing charges implemented on

Your Room’s Focal Point: The Fireplace

It’s that time of year when fireplaces become more than a beautiful centerpiece — they are also a source of warmth and comfort. With the fall season in full swing, it’s common for our clients to start thinking about taking their neglected ole’ fireplace and bringing it into the modern era.   Tile can take your

Week of October 7, 2019 – Fireplaces

Top 5 Design Posts As summer weather slowly gives way to cooler temperatures, we feel compelled to cuddle up with a blanket and our favorite book (or streaming service when the mood strikes.) This week we are taking a look at some cozy and creative fireplace designs to stir up our Autumn imaginations. 1. Modern

Weekend Playlist: Oktoberfest

Cheers to the weekend – Or Prost! if you’re in the Oktoberfest spirit! We’re rolling out the weekend with some German jams and the tiles they remind us of. 1. Nena – 99 Luftballons “You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got…” Paragon Hex interlocking

Turning Functional into Durable and Fabulous

Let’s admit it, September was BUSY.  Back to school, getting into the swing of lunch prep, homework, extracurricular activities just to name a few.  If your space is anything like ours, we tend to accumulate all the “extras” in the non-living spaces – papers, projects, bags and more – telling ourselves we will get back

Week of September 23rd, 2019 – Mudrooms and Laundry Spaces

It’s Fall! School has started up again, friends and family start coming over to visit, and we spend more time inside as it gets colder. Your home has to be as functional as it is fashionable. With all the rush of back to school season and family holidays your home can’t stay magazine perfect all

Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

We are entering into a treasured season for many. The air feels crisp and clean, the temperature borders between a comfortable warmth and a glorious chilliness. The leaves are turning to vibrant shades of red and orange, evoking the Ansel Adams in us all. When else do we feel the need to pull over every

Week of September 16th, 2019 – Top 5 Fall Design Posts

As Summer fades away and the leaves begin to change, we’d like to take a moment for some Autumn interior design inspirations. From the fun activities that Fall brings to the colors of the season, there is a lot to draw from. 1. A Full Plate Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!, Lauren Liess Pure Style Home

Scottish Heritage in Interiors

Layers of history, breathtaking landscapes, and robust culture, Scotland is what we are dreaming of at the moment. Inspired by Betty Sullivan’s visit last September, we decided to look at features of the most prominent Scottish interiors and how they translate to our world – the world of tile. Through the centuries, the palaces, castles

Week of September 9th, 2019 – Scottish Heritage in Design

Have you heard of the Highland Games? The traditional Scottish competition is rich with history (and is pretty fun to watch!) The 2019 Highland Games wrap up September 21st, and they’ve inspired us to take a look at Scottish design. From grand castles to moody cabins on the moors – we’ve found some great interior