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Mar

12

Italian Marble Flooring

By Ceramic Design



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Flooring plays one of the vital roles in decorating home and matching the theme of your living room, bedroom and other rooms. Most of them ignore this and focus on every other detail in the room. Flooring is a part of beautiful room and you need to choose them wise.

The marble stone that is quarried in Italy known as Italian Marble. CORRARA is a place in Italy, known as marble and granite capital of the world. Marble is made from metamorphic rock formation of sedimentary carbonate rocks, distinguished by veins of various minerals deposits, such as quartz, clay, iron oxides, sand and silt and other sediments from the metamorphism of limestone. The materials are naturally fused together under intense pressure to create marble, producing one-of-kind patterns of swirls in a range of colors and hues from whites and creams to reds, grays, pinks, blues and greens. Marble is natural stone used in structures for centuries not only for art work and architecture but also for their durability, longevity and performance. Marble is quite impressive, dramatic visual attractiveness and instant elegance. Marble is extensively used for sculpture, as building material in interior and exterior design and in many other applications. The word “Marble” is colloquially used to refer the stones that are capable of taking polish. Italian marble for structural purpose is considered the material of choice for the elite. Most of the Italian marble slabs are resin impregnated.

 

Marble stone have remarkable beauty and infect this stone is great to gaze upon. The smoothness of marble is so remarkable that many famous sculptures have been formed from this magnificent stone. When it comes to use these stones for interior design ideas, there are virtually limit less possibilities. Now a days people like to use marble stones in their kitchens, counter tops, dinning tables. Some people beautify a wall with marble stone. Bathroom is also beautifying by using this beautiful stone. In addition to marble stone is used on columns, tile, bathtubs, windows sills and fireplace mantels. This will add elegance and sophistication in to your home. The possibilities that can be achieved by using this stone is virtually limitless and will be great addition to homes.  Read more »

Jan

8

Designing Floors with Ceramic Tiles

By Ceramic Design



Ceramic tile are made of glazed clay. These tiles are very strong and stay for long. Ceramic tiles are available in verities of color and designs so they are widely used for designer floor.  

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Tile Designing

There are many tile design ideas for floor. Ceramic tiles can be used to enhance and beautify a home or business area. For anyone who is interested in finding perfect type of tile flooring, it is truly his work to cut the tiles out because there are many shapes of tiles which he can use. 

Let’s start by saying that there are many types of floor tiles. Tiles can be used within any location of a home such as in bathrooms, living rooms, dining areas and kitchens. It can be used in basements as well as on walls. Depending on the area and location you can plan to install ceramic tile flooring according to requirement and design. Read more »

May

30

Ceramic Floor Design Ideas

By Ceramic Design



  • Ceramic tile comes in four main forms: glazed ceramic, porcelain, quarry and terra-cotta. Glazed ceramic tiles are coated in hard, glassy glazes that you can tint with any color. It’s often used in mosaic patterns and easily showcases regional decorative styles. Porcelain ceramic tile is fired at higher temperatures than all other ceramic, making it more durable and resistant to scratches and breakage. Quarry ceramic tile is simply made of unglazed ceramic and has the look of stone. Terra-cotta ceramic tile is also unglazed and thus retains the color of the clay. It’s very porous, so make sure to seal it.

Mosaic

  • One of the most traditional mosaic floor designs is the checkerboard look, achieved by laying two colors in an alternating pattern across the floor. White tile partnered with another pale color tile is a refreshing twist on the classic black and white pattern. Glazed or porcelain ceramic works best in mosaic design, because the glaze provides any color possibility. Tiles also come in a myriad of geometric shapes, so conceivably, you can lay floor tile in the same pattern as a quilt or oriental rug pattern, for example. A professional tile artist can reproduce or create an original geometric pattern or even set a painting-like picture onto the floor by shaping each individual tile. Mosaic design also includes randomly placed color tiles, as if the colors are scattered as they’re laid, punctuated by a surprise element, like a few individual hand-painted tiles.

Shape

  • Design by shape works well with all ceramic tile types, but is especially effecting with terra-cotta or quarry tiles. Since these tiles are unsealed, they come in the color of the clay they’re made from. Several shades are available, including red, yellow, gray and orange. These tiles are manufactured in a variety of shapes, and you can lay them into practically any pattern. Squares, rectangles, hexagons, triangles, all of various sizes are used. Putting small tiles of one shape together to create a different large shape is a very effective design strategy. One such idea is to lay four interlocking rectangles into the shape of a square, and place a small square in the middle. On a staircase, interlocking tile triangles on the face of the stair in a dark color with a light-colored grout can really emphasize the design.

Single Tone

  • Porcelain, the most durable of all ceramic tiles, is used more often in flooring than any other tile. It’s often sold in large pieces, which makes it a good option for single-tone floors. Large white porcelain tiles with white or gray grout is a very clean single-tone look. You can also manufacture porcelain to look like marble for those who want that expensive look at a ceramic price. Smaller, rectangular porcelain tiles of a single striking color—like electric blue—running lengthwise down a hallway is an unexpected way to use color. The shape and direction of the tile also leads the eye through the space.