The Next Floor
While wood remains popular, ceramic is nipping at its heels.
For people who like wood flooring but not its expense or upkeep, some are trying luxury vinyl, a budget-friendly, fuss-free alternative available in multiple plank sizes; it replicates the hardwood in both appearance and surface texture.
“Manufacturers are now offering it in a waterproof version” a boon for kitchen use, says Ann Porter, principal of Naples, FL based Kitchen Studio of Naples, Inc. Moreover, compared to porcelain, vinyl is warmer underfoot and objects dropped are less likely to break.
New Technology Drives Tile Trends
Naples, FL-based designer and blogger Ann Porter, CKD is also enthusiastic about the possibilities that recent inkjet printing offers, which she saw at Cevisama this year. “I was really impressed to learn that they can use inks on the tiles that will create raised and sunken textures. This saves on the cost of a tile if you can achieve the desired pattern and texture all in one firing.”
Ann Porter, owner of Kitchen Studio of Naples, Inc., has been named to Gulfshore Business’ “40 Under 40” in its September issue. For the eighth straight year, Gulfshore Business magazine is proud to salute some of these fresh faces, 40 individuals under 40 years old who have distinguished themselves in their professions and in the community. Ms. Porter and the other award winners were recognized at the Awards Gala on September 16 at Moraya Bay Beach Club in Naples.
We asked Ann Porter to breakdown the pros and cons of the different backsplash options. Read on for her explanations of everything from paint to glass beads—and why it might or might not be perfect for your kitchen design. More
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We wanted to see how these icons interpret design in the form of a kitchen. So we had them collaborate with some of the best kitchen designers in the business. Unfortunately we couldn’t actually build these kitchens, but we did our best to create virtual ones for all our icons. More
Twelve interior designers and bloggers from the United States, Canada and Dubai are headed to London for the London Design Festival this month. As part of the third edition of BlogTour presented by Modenus, the bloggers will be making stops at 100% Design, Design Junction, Tent London and Decorex, as well as a number of smaller events and showrooms. More