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Best Tiles

What Are the Best Tiles for Shower Walls?

You’ve been dreaming of a bathroom renovation for a while. Your mental images have included a gorgeous tiled shower. Now that your remodeling plans are becoming a reality, you may be wondering whether practical considerations will force you to scrap your shower ideas.There’s no need to sacrifice beauty for utility. The best tiles for shower […]

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Mosaics

This Is How Mosaics Are Made

The earliest mosaics, as evidenced by Pre-Columbian art, were made of shells, pieces of semi-precious stones, and even mother-of-pearl inlays. However, these humble beginnings soon led to the grand mosaics of Mesopotamia and, from there, into Ancient Greece and Rome. While how mosaics are made has changed over time, one thing remains constant: The final […]

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Mosaic Tile Styles

The Many Different Mosaic Tile Styles

Designers today can classify mosaic tile styles into several very distinct categories. Modern homeowners can use these styles to decide what resonates with their tastes and then have many different options available within each main style design category. These styles range from the natural use of organic, sustainable, materials to highly industrialized designs that have a sharp […]

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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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