2017 Tile Trends

New Tile Trends - texture | KitchAnn Style

Designers and consumers like their walls and floors to have a sense of texture. And with every space serving as an opportunity to make a design statement, it’s hard not to want to take advantage of  all the great materials available today.

Linen Tile trend | KitchAnn Style

Tile that mimics the look of fabric or linen has been available for a while. but the techniques used to mimic these soft textures has gotten so goodwith 3-D inks and HD printing Continue reading “2017 Tile Trends”

Understanding Mortars and Grouts

Once upon a time tile floors were installed and grouted with a single mortar mix. This type of installation required a very highly skilled installer who could work quickly and accurately. The curing time was rather lengthy and involved misting the surface one, two or three times a day for about a week or longer.

Today’s materials are more flexible and do not need long periods of damp curing nor expert tradesmen. The newer adhesive products may cost more but the labor time is significantly reduced. Here’s a run-down of what you can choose from. Continue reading “Understanding Mortars and Grouts”

Tile Trends from Cevisama 2016

Cevisama Tile Trends
I feel like I haven’t written in forever between my trip to KBIS with Modenus and Cevisama with Tile of Spain. I feel like I should be sipping on a glass of champagne or cava as I reminisce over my trips but that might prolong my efforts.

Cevisama is an amazing show. The vendors put exceptional effort into displaying their products. My three days at the show were packed with booth tours and press events and while it made my head spin at times, we hardly made a dent in the show. Continue reading “Tile Trends from Cevisama 2016”