Interlocking Floating Porcelain Floors

Interlocking porcelain floors are not new but they seem to pop up more in conversations in regards to tiles that look like planks of wood these days.

Floating porcelain tile flooring systems are designed to enable the installer to achieve professional results quickly and cost effectively.

Advantages of  floating porcelain floors include sound deadening, the option to  conveniently install the tile over existing hard surfaces and they are reusable. Continue reading “Interlocking Floating Porcelain Floors”

Rustic Plank Inspiration

Rustic plank bathroom wall idea |KitchAnn Style

Using rustic planks can be a great DIY, low-budget way to make a room have more visual appeal. I’ve put together a collection of photos from the web to serve as inspiration.

Rustic ceiling idea | KitchAnn Style

This simple hallway goes from ho-hum to cottage chic with textured  planks on the ceiling.

Stair wall inspiration |KitchAnn Style

These stairs would look so boring and plain without the plank façade.

Modern Fireplace Rustic plank inspiration | KitchAnn Style

This modern look is kept from looking sterile by using wooden planks for the fireplace surround.

Rustic Reading Nook idea |KitchAnn Style

Using coordinating paint is a great way to save on material for this reading nook.

Rustic barn door inspiration | KitchAnn Style

Mixing unexpected materials such as marble with rustic planks makes a room more appealing.

Rustic wood kitchen inspiration| KitchAnn Style

Milling reclaimed planks into countertops will add lots of personality to a kitchen.

Rustic plank fireplace idea|KitchAnn Style

Facing an existing wall with wood planks in a great DIY project.

Outdoor Ideas for Rustic planks  |KitchAnn Style

Here’s a great use of reclaimed planks for just outside your door.

Rustic plank bathroom wall idea |KitchAnn Style

Consider running planks vertically on a wall for a an updated feel.

Rustic plank shelving idea |KitchAnn Style

Sometimes a small accent is best used.

Rustic flooring idea | KitchAnn Style

I just loved this picture and wanted to throw it in. Keeping colors in mind is so important to themed décor.

 

The Fast Collection

With the Wood-look ceramic trend on fire it’s not too surprising to see innovations from the installation side.

Del Conca Fast Collection | KitchAnn Style

In the quick-laying category, the Fast Collection from Italian manufacturer Del Conca, is a ceramic tile collection that can be put down quickly over any existing floor surface without the use of mortar or grout.

Del Conca Fast | KitchAnn Style

The tiles in this patented collection are snapped together and create a continuous surface without joints. This system can also be uninstalled and reused.

Del Conca Fast | KitchAnn Style

Three collections are available within the Fast Connect Line; Monte Napoleone Fast, Saloon Fast and Forma Fast. Monte Napoleone and Saloon offer plank tiles that look like wood. The Forma collection looks like cement planks.

Del Conca Fast | KitchAnn Style

This tile is marketed to the DIYer and is carried by Home Improvement Stores.

Del Conca will start manufacturing this tile in Loudon Tennessee in 2014 in their new 320,000-square foot facility. Currently 75% of Del Conca tile is exported to the US.

Bamboo Subway Tile

This Bamboo Subway tile offered by AnchorBayTile.com was developed as a complement to bamboo flooring.

The bamboo tile collection is available in four contemporary colors with coordinating trim and decorative pieces. It is suited only for interior dry areas in residential applications such as kitchen backsplashes and wainscoting in entry ways or bedrooms.

These tiles are great for DIY projects since they can be installed with a simple construction adhesive like Liquid Nails and a standard non sanded grout. Since these tiles are real wood, be mindful of their placement near cooktops and ranges.

These tiles are manufactured in the US by Anchorbaytiles.com

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