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Nine Masterful Master Baths You’ll Swoon Over

Dreaming about the perfect master bathroom? Whether you’re building a new house, remodeling your current master bath, or just musing on your dream home, we have nine master bathroom examples from Instagram that you’re bound to fall for.  All-White Master Bathroom View this post on Instagram A post shared by Western Carpet One (@westerncarpetone) on…

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Guide to Going Green With Ceramic Tile

Environmental sustainability in building design is becoming more and more of a priority as we better understand how our actions affect the world we live in. Research has revealed that we can do our part by choosing construction materials that can be sourced, manufactured, used, maintained, and disposed of with minimal impact on the environment.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile’s superior performance means less mess and more peace of mind. Ceramic tile is low-maintenance, moisture-resistant, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant, so whatever life throws on your surfaces, you’re ready for it. Easy Regular Maintenance Ceramic tile is extremely low-maintenance. Unlike many other surface materials, ceramic tile offers options that are: Stain-resistant: Your life is bound…

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The Tile Industry, a Noble Profession

In celebration of National Tile Day, we’ve explored tile industry careers by sharing video messages from three professionals who speak about successful careers in the tile industry, plus we offer these weighty facts on the benefits of trade skills versus a college degree.  As Forbes reports, the cost of a university education has increased nearly…

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The Tile Trends We Saw at Coverings ’20

Instagram lifestyle influencers helped us explore tile trends leading up to Coverings ’20. We explored some impressive trending tile styles: giant gemstones, nonrectangular shapes, mixed geometrics, countertops, wood looks, industrial chic, modern marble, and speckled surfaces. In the wake of COVID-19 precautions, our experience with 2020’s tile design trends at Coverings was reimagined in an expanded digital…

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2020 Tile Trends: Speckled Surfaces

We’re extending our celebration of National Tile Day another week with a spectacular 2020 tile trend: speckled tile surfaces. Given postmodernism’s recent comeback in the world of design, it’s not surprising to see speckled surfaces as one of this year’s biggest tile trends. Look out for technicolor dots and specks, playful chips and fragments both…

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2020 Tile Trends: Modernized Marble

We still have more 2020 tile trends to share with you in honor of National Tile Day! This week brings a contemporary interpretation of a classic favorite: marble-look tile. Marble looks and other traditionally inspired ceramic materials are adapting to the contemporary styles of 2020. Normally seen as floor tiles, marble looks are a luxurious…

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2020 Tile Trends: Industrial Chic Tile

Our celebration of National Tile Day isn’t over yet! We’re extending the celebration with another look at a top 2020 tile trend.  In contrast with the warm feel of the refined natural wood looks we highlighted last week, this week brings us an emphasis on urban design and its unique aesthetic traits. Metal- and concrete-look…

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2020 Tile Trends: Refined Natural Wood Looks

Our extended celebration of National Tile Day continues with another 2020 tile trend, but this week’s trend isn’t a style newcomer. The natural wood look has been a staple in the tile industry for years, and was even one of the 2019 tile trends we highlighted last year. This year, we’re taking a different approach…

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2020 Tile Trends: Counter Culture

For our focus on the tile trends of 2020, we highlighted geometric tiles with mixed colors last week and now we’re graduating from intricate designs to gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs. The increasing availability and variety of these large-format tiles has seen them become a popular countertop material. Wow-factor aside, gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs are an…

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2020 Tile Trends: Mixed Geometric Tile

Another week, and another 2020 tile trend to celebrate National Tile Day!  Last week highlighted nonrectangular tiles, and this week we’re looking at shapes again — but with a twist. Homeowners, designers, and architects can play with creativity in 2020 by sprinkling same-shaped tiles of another color into a layout.  The possibilities are nearly endless…

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2020 Tile Trends: Think Outside the Box

Our celebration of National Tile Day continues with another 2020 tile trend! We began with an exploration of giant gemstone tile looks. Now, let’s focus on trending tile shapes.  Geometric tile shapes other than rectangles make for an interesting and impactful installation, so prepare to be wowed. Here are some nonrectangular tile examples from Instagram…

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2020 Tile Trends: Giant Gemstones

Inspired by National Tile Day, we’re highlighting eight eagerly anticipated tile trends of 2020! Starting off our series is the unique look of precious stone- and gemstone-look tiles. Precious stone looks bring the beauty of nature to your home in the glamorous way only nature can create.  This tile style is expected to take off…

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Black and White Tile Designs for Every Space

Black and white is a timeless combination that’s also incredibly versatile. This dynamic duo can be bold and playful, as well as classic and sophisticated. The versatility of these colors also lends itself to every room in your home.  To prove our point, we’ve found 20 unique black and white tile looks for your floors,…

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Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Tile Crafts We Love

When we speak from the heart, our gifts convey thoughtfulness and the intimacy of knowing someone well. Rather than spending time shopping for someone, we spend our time lovingly making something that is as unique as they are. These are the gifts we know will be treasured because they also carry a bit of our…

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Make the ’20s Roar Again With Art Deco Tile

The roaring ’20s are back! To celebrate, we’re embracing Art Deco style and all its glamor.  Art Deco, short for Arts Décoratifs, is characterized by decadent details, bold patterns, and rich colors — lending perfectly to ceramic tile design. Here are some Art Deco tile looks from Instagram that we think are the bee’s knees! …

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Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Pantone has announced its color of the year for 2020, and we couldn’t be happier with the choice: classic blue.  “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Pantone This timeless blue…

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Our 10 Best Tile Resources of 2019

The end of the year is a great time to look ahead and also to reflect on your accomplishments for the year. At Why Tile, we consider the tile resources we’ve created for you to be our greatest accomplishments. Here’s a recap of the Why Tile information you loved the most in 2019. Our Most…

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15 Unique Wine Cellar Design Ideas You’ll Love

True wine enthusiasts know that designing the perfect wine cellar is both a science and an art — temperature control, storage time, particular racks, and other materials used to keep the wine optimum combine with the art of designing a space that’s as inspiring as the wine itself.  When it comes to choosing the right…

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