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Mar

12

How to Choose Tile for Your Log Home

By Ceramic Design



For the better part of a year, my husband and I have been talking about tiling our kitchen. Our project has stalled because unlike paint, which can be changed on a whim, tile seems so much more permanent—and costly. Frankly, we’re afraid to take the plunge, because with all the tile design options out there, we don’t want to make the wrong decision.

And as Morwenna Brett, author of The Home Decorator’s Tile Bible, will tell you, the tile universe has opened wide, including everything from glass, metal, cork—even leather—to its tried-and-true ceramic and porcelain repertoire. But fear not—she has some tips for incorporating successful tile design in a log home. And thanks to her advice, I think we finally may be ready to dive in.

KEEP IT SIMPLE. Sometimes a natural, neutral tile color is the most beautiful option for a log home and will never look boring or outdated.

MINIMIZE MIXING. According to Morwenna, when creating tile combinations (glazed ceramic with glass, tumbled stone with metallics), less is definitely more. Two distinct types of tile are enough to create interest. Don’t be tempted to mix three or more different materials—the result could look messy.

CONSIDER THE IMPACT OF PATTERNS. In Morwenna’s opinion, just about any tile pattern (see sidebar, right) is log home appropriate. Some designs, like “basket weave” and “pinwheel” impart country flair. Others, like “octagon with dot,” can feel more retro. Combining patterns gives you more of an informal feeling than using a single pattern will. Or think about using some of the new materials, like metallic inserts, hand-painted accent tiles or leather squares in lieu of patterns to add interest.

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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 »