Category Archives for "Stone Mosaics"

Travertine Vs. Limestone Tile

Travertine Vs. Limestone Tile: The Pros & Cons of Each with Example Designs

Travertine is a type of “preliminary” limestone, but that is where the similarities end. Travertine is a much softer product than limestone and has its own remodeling uses. Both travertine and limestone occur at the bottom of oceans, river and lake beds, where the shells of dead aquatic creatures collect. These shells end up being compacted, […]

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Textured Tile Designs

7 Textured Tile Designs That Bring a New Dimension to Any Surface

Innovations in tile design have led to some exciting textured tile designs. It can transform an ordinary wall into a work of abstract art. The textural relief of tiles can provide a visual impact that intrigues the senses and give the room a one-of-a-kind style statement. What is really nice about textural tiles is that you don’t […]

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Tile Terminology: A Glossary of Important Mosaic Tile Terms

There is nothing more frustrating than watching a video about a subject like mosaic tiles and not understanding key terms in it. What is a substrate? What’s the difference between Carrara and Calacatta marble tiles? What is a waterjet and how is it important to tiling? There are plenty of terms in the industry that aren’t necessary […]

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Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile

Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile: What’s the Difference & When to Use Each

If porcelain is a mystery to you, it might not surprise you to learn it was a mystery to everyone outside China until the 17th century. After centuries of being imported from the East, a German alchemist by the name of Bottger revealed its secret composition. In fact, Europeans had to buy porcelain from China up […]

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