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Tips and Tricks on Pairing Tiles

Tiles are becoming a popular choice in all areas of the home with the rise in technology creating more sophisticated coverings like wood-effect tiles and stone-effect tiles. The difficulty with all these options is how to make them work together. Because tiling a large space requires a sizable investment, it’s worth getting samples and experimenting how various tiles work together. These tips offer guidance on pairing tiles for the best look.

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The Tile Effect

Finding the right flooring for your home is tough, especially when you have pets and kids running around the house! While many flooring options are available these days tiles have stood the test of time. Hardy, waterproof and easy to maintain, porcelain tiles are fast becoming the material of choice throughout the home. That’s very largely due to advances in inkjet technology, which now offer the ability to create numerous designs, patterns, shapes and sizes.

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Classic Trends: Stone Veneer

Who doesn’t love a rustic, warm living room with the perfect stone veneer to complement their fireplace? This decorative, earthy covering accents many interior and exterior wall coverings.

What is stone veneer you may ask? Well, it is simply a synthetic cladding product that replicates the appearance of natural stone. Stone veneers are low-cost, easy to install and durable, which makes them the perfect candidate to complement your fireplace or any appropriate wall space inside or outside of your home.

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Tile Trends for 2017

This year at Cersaie, a leading flooring tradeshow, tile suppliers revealed the upcoming tile trends for 2017. Fresh styles emerged as materials were combined together in ways never done before. Traditional stone and wood look tiles reached new heights and advancements in technology created some of the largest tile formats ever seen! Marble inspirations were hot at this year’s show as well as textile tiles, which have been holding strong for many years.

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Marble Inspiration

It’s difficult not to notice the rise in popularity we’ve seen for marble. It’s everywhere – floors, walls, countertops, and even in random accessories! It’s always been a favorite here at Tile Solutions and it seems to be a big hit with most of our customers as well. Adding a touch of marble to your home doesn’t mean you have to go all-out and tile the entire room (although who says you can’t – marble is gorgeous!) If your goal is an elegant and classy looking room, marble is sure not to disappoint.

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Improve Your Home With Underfloor Heating

With the cold winter nights coming up, we need to turn up the heat. But are conventional heating systems really the best choice or can you save money and find a better heating solution? Underfloor heating is more efficient that other heating systems and can save energy and reduce your bills.

Low maintenance costs

One of the most popular reasons for choosing underfloor heating is simply because it barely ever requires maintenance after it has been installed. Moreover, most companies offer at least a 25 year guarantee for those rare situations when things get messy.

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How To Upgrade Your Kitchen On A Budget

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s true! An updated kitchen can make a huge difference in the look of the home as well as the real estate value. And don’t be caught up in the dollar signs, affordable kitchen renovations aren’t just a myth! You definitely can get a gorgeous kitchen in $500, it’s just about being creative and willing to getting your hands dirty. So if you’re tired of your lack-luster kitchen, be assured that investing in your kitchen is a wise decision.

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A Guide to DIY Natural Cleaning Products

With so many cleaning products available in the market, is it possible to keep your family and yourself safe from harsh chemicals? It certainly is. You can clean your house just as effectively with homemade natural cleaning products using ingredients readily available at home! They’re cheaper, improve indoor air quality and are much much safer, especially for children. Everyday products like baking soda (helps break down stains by loosening grime), vinegar (deodorizes, disinfects, and whisks away dirt and grime) , and alcohol (germ eliminator) make for great cleaners. So the next time you want to clean your home, try these simple DIY cleaning products.

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