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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes a small accent is best used.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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