Tile Home Tour: Newley Remodeled Mid-Century House

We're extremely excited to share a home that is filled to the brim with our tile. For the past year we have been working with our friend, Lesley Farmer, to cover 6 areas of her house with our handmade tile! With the incredible craftsmanship and installations of Kinetic Design Build, the result was stunning. It called for a full day of our team playing in her house and taking pictures of her beautifully remodeled Mid-Century Modern home. Everything in her house is absolutely gorgeous and we are so happy to have our tile be such a big part of it.  1. Subway Tile...

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10 Tips We Learned From BizCom Summit

Last Thursday, we opened our studio doors to the amazing Construction2Style & Alta Events for the first ever BizCom Summit event, and we left with bundles of inspiration and excitement for future collaborations. We learned so much from the influencers, bloggers, and other creatives at the event about marketing strategies and creating a consistent online presence. Being a small business comes with many hurdles, but with the sense of community we received from everyone at the event that night, those hurdles are a little more bearable! Here are 10 things we learned at BizCom Summit: 1. Collaboration over Competition Collaboration over competition...

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Open Shelving and Tile

We adore all of the open shelving designs our clients have been creating with our tile. Not only does it offer beautiful styling options for your home, it's also a stunning way to get the most out of your tile backsplash. By using open shelving (also known as floating shelves) with tile behind it, you ensure that whatever is displayed on the shelves will look amazing with the backdrop of our handmade ceramic tile.  While this look is often modern, we've seen it designed to match a variety of client styles. From classic to bohemian, this shelving idea is versatile and perfect...

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6 Tile Ideas for Your Laundry Room

Did you know that the average American spends 67 hours a year doing laundry? Beautify your laundry room with tile to turn this inconvenient chore into a peaceful activity. Tile not only improves the aesthetics of your space, but it's durability and ease of cleaning makes it practical as well. In this blog we'll give you the inspiration you need to turn your laundry room into a haven of linen. Make those hours of sorting and folding as enjoyable as possible with these 6 laundry room tile ideas:  1. Laundry Room Niche Niches are often considered for the bathroom, but they are useful in any...

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Coffee Shops with Swoon-Worthy Tile

In honor of National Coffee Day this week, we're showing off some swoon-worthy tile projects we've worked on with a few amazing coffee shops. From beautifully tiled bars, to custom backsplashes, to shops covered floor to ceiling in tile - we hope you love these projects as much as we do. So pour a cup of joe, sit back, and enjoy the beauty of handmade ceramic coffee shop tile. Moroccan Fish Scales Tiled Coffee Bar Our friends at Gilbert's Coffee are embracing their seaside location by covering their bar in deep blue Moroccan Fish Scales. The tile really pops in a light...

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5 Tile Projects to Prepare for the Holidays

We know, it's just starting to cool into the fall season...but for home projects that means it's time to prepare for the holidays! Adding our handmade holiday tile is a fantastic way to wow your guests for all of your get-togethers. From kitchen backsplashes where you prepare food to floor tile welcoming friends into your home - you won't regret starting these holiday tile projects now! Here are 5 tile projects to prepare for the holidays:  1. Beautiful Kitchen Backsplash Cooler weather means more time cooking! Enjoy every moment by adding a beautiful backsplash to your kitchen. There are endless creative ideas...

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Bohemian Chic Tile Ideas for Your Home

Toss conventional interior design rules out the window. Embrace your wanderlust and add bohemian chic decor ideas to your home. This style embraces self-expression, bright colors, layered textures, and bold pattern. To get this look with our tile, we recommend deep green glazes with patterned shapes like Herringbone Subway Tile, Moroccan Fish Scales, and Hexagons. Here are 6 ideas based on tile projects that have perfected this look: 1. Use brass accents. True to the artistic nature of boho chic, using brass accents adds a unique decorative flare. Brass hardware creates a beautiful contrast to deep green tile, adding interest and boldness to your...

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How to Calculate Tile Needed for Your Bathroom

Are you trying to figure out your budget for bathroom tile? Or are you ready to order from our online shop but don’t know how to calculate tile needed for your bathroom? This blog is here to help simplify the process of measuring and calculating your tile area!  What do I need to measure my tile area? Paper Writing utensil Calculator Tape measure Photo of the space (optional) Samples of your tile (optional) Order samples here! How do I calculate the tile needed for my bathroom? This task can be easy to overcomplicate, but it's really quite simple! We've even made a...

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Before & After Bluegrass Bohemian Kitchen

Bari J. is the visual mastermind behind ever-growing product lines with remarkable expressive style that explodes with pattern and color you can’t miss including, fabric, stationery, wall paper, and home decor. Everything she makes is uniquely graced by her "Curated Maximalist" aesthetic. We couldn't be happier to have her eye for design surround our tile in her stunning bohemian style kitchen. Read about her style, process, and lessons learned from her major kitchen remodel.  Step 1: Collecting Inspiration Like any good designer, Bari started her design journey by collecting inspiration. It's easy to get stuck with decision inertia by all of the options out there, but Bari...

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8 Gorgeous Bathroom Ideas That Use Moroccan Fish Scales

Embrace your inner mermaid and use Moroccan Fish Scales for your next bathroom remodel. This is one of our most popular tiles - and for good reason! Always eye-catching, the scalloped shape can be used in many ways. Get some new tile ideas with these 8 beautiful bathroom designs. 1. Minimal and Matte Bring a minimal and sophisticated look to this shape by using a matte glaze color. This beautiful detail creates an elegant texture that won't go unnoticed. We love our 366 Satin Black color, the dark hue absorbs the light, showing off an extraordinary texture.  Love the minimal look? Read our blog for more Minimalist...

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Glaze Color

Choosing the glaze for your tile is more than simply picking your favorite color. While general color choice is a great starting point, we also recommend considering three more details: finish, variation, and clay body. If you visit our color page and click on a color, you'll notice a pop-up labeling the ceramic glaze colors based on these elements. Once you find a color you like make sure that you are also getting the texture and hue on point with your considerations. We always recommend ordering a sample or talking to a salesperson to ensure your tile is glazed the...

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Cocoon Salon's Bubbly Statement Backsplash

This bubbly modern backsplash at Cocoon Salon is the perfect place to suds up!The chic tile installation balances sophistication and fun, a representation of what this salon is all about. Cocoon is a short drive from our office. Our founder Mercedes has been getting her hair cut there ever since they opened. Now when she's getting her hair bubbled, she's surrounded by bubbles from her handmade tile factory. Cocoon Connection "This unique salon was already dear to my heart prior to designing their tiled backsplash. Not only do they make my hair look amazing all day every day, but the owner and I connect on many levels by...

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Tile Shapes Mercury Mosaics

Welcome to our mosaic tile shapes and sizes guide! We have so many options, which is why we can really say "if you can dream it, we can make it!" You get to choose from 12 different shapes, multiple patterns within those shapes, and over 100 glaze colors. Not only that, but we encourage mixing and matching shapes, along with using multiple colors for a bold look.  That being said, we know that too many decisions can be overwhelming. So here's an easy overview of the shapes in our mosaic tile guide to browse at a glance. We hope it inspires...

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Sea Mist One Color Limitless Applications

Tour through a wide variety of how our clients embraced the Large Moroccan Fish Scale tile in Sea Mist, each with their own personal twist. This fabulous and versatile shape adds great color and texture, showing up uniquely in each setting.

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10 Ways to Create Geometric Patterns with Ceramic Tile

Say goodbye to white subway and hello to bold geometric tile patterns! Modern, patterned tile is quickly becoming a staple for the home. We love seeing clients embrace unique and inspiring tile compositions. While patterned tile is typically associated with cement tile, we like this design movement because it aligns with our passion for handmade ceramic tile. It's what we do all day, every day. Creating patterns is at the heart of what we're all about. Here are 10 ways that we've created geometric bliss with patterned tiles.  1. Moroccan Fish Scales - Wave Pattern This global-inspired tile pattern looks more...

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Tile Coloring Book

Tile Coloring Book

Are you inspired by our tile designs, but don't know how to put your ideas on paper? We've got a fun solution for you! We created a downloadable tile coloring book for you to get creative with your concepts. Whether you're playing with beginning-stage ideas or ready to make your dream a reality, we hope you have fun with this adult downloadable coloring book. Show us how you brought the shapes to life by sharing your finished colorings with us on social! If you sketch up an idea you're ready to implement, reach out to our sales team and show them your...

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The Scoop Behind the Ice Cream Counter

In honor of National Ice Cream day (this Sunday) we wanted to share the sweetest tile project at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream as a counter backsplash idea. Their counter is covered in Medium Moroccan Fish Scales, a perfect shape match to the look of a cone with a big scoop of ice cream on top! Inspiring and fun, this project is a dessert for the eyes.  Photo: @elizabethkeene For the Love of Moroccan Fish Scales Moroccan Fish Scales are one of our most beloved shapes. Similar to ice cream, they're globally embraced. Could there be a better way to brighten your day than with...

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13 Floor Tile Ideas For Your Home

There's an undeniable beauty to floor tile that we cannot get enough of. Both exquisite and charming, using our ceramic tile is not only practical but gorgeous. From stunning textures to unique color variation and brush strokes, it's a truly special experience to have handmade ceramic tile in your home. You'll feel the magic beneath your feet with every step you take! Whatever your personal style is, we have a way to incorporate floor tile into your home. Here are 13 mosaic floor tile ideas that will have you #floored. Do you have an idea of your own? If you can dream it, we can make it!...

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How to Install Ceramic Tile 101

Are you the kind of person who likes to DIY your home renovations? Are you thinking about laying ceramic tile yourself? We're here to help! We've created a simple checklist and overview of how to install tile. Our goal is to make our bespoke tile process as simple as possible. That being said, our tile is an investment that will last for years to come. Know that every tile installation is unique and requires a variety of additional techniques and knowledge that we won't be able to cover in this 101. If you're unsure about your ability to lay ceramic tile, we recommend learning the steps and...

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5 Ways to Pick the Perfect Grout Color

Grout is much more than the cement that fills the spaces between tiles - it's a crucial component to your project's overall design. It's common to wait until the last minute to choose your tile grout color, but taking time to consider your options may help your decision in the long-run. Here are 5 ways to pick the perfect tile grout color, considering the importance of grout choice on your overall aesthetic. As an illustration of the impact that grout color can have, look at the example below. In the image, we have the same tile with a dark grey and a white grout....

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