The Joy of June

The Joy of June

Ah yes, The Joy of June! The month of June brings much joy to everyone in so many ways. Everything is blooming, the school year is ending, summer vacations are close by and we cannot forget to mention weddings. June is one of the most popular months for wedding ceremonies – it is from these new beginning celebrations that we got our inspiration for this months blog. Much time and effort is spent planning a wedding and before you know it your special day has come and gone. We would like to present to you ideas of how to incorporate your wedding theme into your new home renovations.

For all you newlyweds or soon to be newlyweds, we have taken many elements of a wedding celebration and paired them with tile choices to provide you and all our readers with ideas to freshen up any bathroom in your new home. We have used popular June wedding color schemes of wedding invitations, flower bouquets, bride and bridesmaid dresses and wedding cakes as our guiding light.

Let’s start with a wedding invitation.
Below we have a beautiful wedding invitation (designed by Celeste Simpson from Impress Me Designs [impressmedesigns.com], Photography by: Elizabeth Kelly Photography) with the colors of white and teal.  We paired it with a small but stunning updated bathroom with the striking glossy ceramic tile collection of Evoke. The mix of marine colors of white, aquamarine, teal, blue and light blue have been reinterpreted with a contemporary approach.

Teal Bathroom

Next we found photos of a black and white wedding and a white Anemone wedding bouquet as our inspiration (photographs from elitebridal.blogspot.com.au). We paired it to an updated classic bathroom using glossy Medley tiles in an array of accent pieces of  2” x 5”, 5” x 5”, 1/2” x 10”  and  a 2” x 10” tile molding. Don’t you think that every time you would step foot in this fabulous bathroom it would be reminiscent of this amazing black and white themed wedding?

B & W bathroom

Ladies, who isn’t blown away by gorgeous wedding dresses even if you are already married.  We just happened to come across this beautiful wedding gown from modwedding.com. The glamorous fabric draping and surpurb fit with couture finishings just caught our eye.  As we perused our photos of  luxurious  bathrooms to pair with the wedding dress we couldn’t help to think that this bride would love to come home to a bathroom such as this one.

The Lucente tile line comes in glossy ceramic wall tiles and glazed textured porcelain floor tiles. The ready to satisfy every color comes in neutrals to bolds and whites to pastels. The sizes come 8” x 24”, 16” x 16” and 2” x 2” mosaic. This bathroom is perfect spa retreat for this newlywed!

white & tan bathroom

The bridal party of June weddings are usually dressed in pastel colors. The bridesmaids are wearing green Miracle Dresses by Vanessa Lundborg (photo by Brides.com) a very popular color for 2016. I think we paired the bathroom below very well with the theme of this bridal party. The Streamline by Florida Tile offers the hottest new colors for inspired interior design. With a mix of matte and glossy ceramic wall options, colorful glass mosaics, and attention-getting decos and trims, Streamline features a full gammet of design possibilities. The tile used in this installation is 3” x 3” Artic (glossy) and the mosaic tile called Tropical comes as 1/2” x 1/2” mosaic.

green bathroom

FOLLOW THE PEBBLES… Many destination weddings are oceanside and we found this photo of a sculptural three-tier cake featuring a layer of real summer blooms by Sweet Indulgence and photographed by Amilia Photography to be just that. This photo looks to be one of those oceanside destination weddings where you follow the pebbles to a lifetime of happiness.

To pair this destination wedding theme, we discovered this beach retreat bathroom with arduously arranged mosaics seamlessly united in visual perfection. Every pebble set rightly in its place. Sensible and pristine, this collection comes in sliced, round or oval formats. Undergo these captivating transformations in your home with Pebbles stone tile. Ah, you can hear the water splashing as you lift your foot from the tiled floor into a sea of tranquility.

pebble bathroom

Well, we hoped you enjoyed this month’s blog! Next month’s topic will be kitchens and entertaining. Until next next time… Enjoy all that June has to offer. Congratulations to all you June brides!

New Tile Flooring Finishes Like Distressed Brick and Wood Add Character and Durability

New Tile Flooring Finishes Like Distressed Brick and Wood Add Character and Durability

Lots of new trends, exceptional products and flooring wow-factors are taking the flooring industry by storm. Talking turkey about the latest and greatest, top-notch tile flooring finishes opens new doors and new tile flooring options in Portsmouth. Ready or not, here they come!

New England Charm Demands Durability

Extreme temperature changes, rain, snow and flooring maintenance concerns can give home owners a lot to think about when purchasing new tile flooring. Durability is a must where foot traffic and seasonal wear and tear come in the picture. Fear not – tile flooring with the designer look of distressed hardwood planks has finally arrived.

The enchanting character that distressed hardwood tile invites into a space offers more than aesthetic appeal. It brings modern style with a rugged twist to the table where no man has gone before. No more warping. No more splinters. No more scratches, cracks and crevices to scrape the dirt and grime from. Owners get nothing but extra tough, traffic-tested, beautiful durability to create the most livable and lovable spaces available today.

Plank sizes come in many different widths and lengths to accommodate the pickiest tastes. Multicolored plank tiles and monotone colored plank tiles each add their own variety of visual and wonderfully touchable textures to suit every space. Grays, whites and browns are just the beginning of appreciated style. A whole host of patina-inspired tiles superbly portrays stunning quality and variety.

Mix It Up with Distressed Brick and Cobblestone Finishes

Chicago - Old Chicago 8 x16

Chicago – Old Chicago 8 x16

Chicago Stateside 9 x 12 Hexagon

Chicago Stateside 9 x 12 Hexagon

Chicago Southside 9 x 11

Chicago Southside 9 x 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, tile flooring appreciators are re-awakening to the sophistication and demand for highly functional flooring. Gorgeous, distressed brick flooring adds a solid statement of strength, consistency and energy to any room, patio or driveway.

Nothing captivates that old-fashioned feel more than brick and cobblestone touches. Days of old fashionable and alluring detail with charismatic flooring appeal.

Clay brick tiles sporting natural color sprays within each brick is nature’s way of providing tough, yet stunning flooring capacities. Cobble stone flooring choices exhibit another breed of fabulous flooring options all their own. Adding the flair of authenticity by donning a well-worn look delivers a daring yet hopelessly romantic magnetism to all types of living spaces. Various textures, colors and sizes make for truly intriguing flooring design.

Today’s flooring selections offer more promise and satisfaction than ever before. With savvy style and superior tile durability on your side flooring problems are no longer under foot. It’s time to get creative using the newest and greatest tile flooring finishes you’ve been waiting for. The only distress you will experience is the amazing tile finishes you love.

Exeter, NH Bathroom is a BIG Splash

Exeter, NH Bathroom is a BIG Splash

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A homeowner of Exeter, New Hampshire lived in a condo prior, and a few years ago purchased a home on a cul-de sac with a beautiful yard and lots of privacy. Living in a detached home was a big change from condo living but a welcomed one. The bathrooms needed updating especially the master bathroom. This homwowner/mother teamed up with her daughter to design a bathroom similar to one that was on a design show. It is true that necessity and budget will drive the project,  but magazines, TV home shows and your local floor and tile store will offer much inspiration.

It was important to our Exeter, NH homeowner to keep her home up-to-date for both personal and resale reasons and we were happy to assist her! She wanted something current, yet classic with a contrast between the walls and floor.

The homeowner had the walls painted in the Ben Moore, Color Navajo White. The tiles we used in the

Carrera Bathroom

Master Bathroom:
Master Floor:  12 x 24 Dark Gray Tile installed running bond w/ charcoal gray grout providing a contrast with the walls
Shower Floor:  Dark Gray 2 x 2 matches the bath floor for a rich cohesive look throughout the bathroom
Shower Walls:  Mediterranea Statuario Venetino 3 x 6 Running Bond (similar to white carrara) with 4 rows of Anatolia Bliss Iceland Random Decorative. We customized a corner shelf ideal for sitting or for the lady of the house a great shelf to shave your legs. The shower nook is a perfect decorative solution for storing shampoos and conditioners.

 

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Guest Bathroom:
Daltile Veranda Color Rock 12 x 24 with Tec Delorean Gray Grout installed on a running bond horizontally across the room to give a wider feel in this guest bathroom.

 

 

 

 

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Daltile Veranda Color Rock 13″ x 13″ with Tec Delorean Gray Grout installed on a straight lay for a simple clean look. This was the best choice pattern for this small powder room.

Our customer is so pleased with her new spaces.  The tile feels clean and soft where everything felt gritty and old before.

A lovely transformation!

Wood Textured Ceramic Tiles Provide NH Homeowners With Durability in High Traffic Areas

Wood Textured Ceramic Tiles Provide NH Homeowners With Durability in High Traffic Areas

The Benefits of Ceramic Tile with the Beauty of Wood – Wood Textured Ceramic Tiles

Replacing your home’s floors can be stressful and expensive, but it can result in gorgeous new floors for you and your family to enjoy.  With the amount of time and effort you spend replacing your home’s floors, you understandably want to make a decision that will result in floors that you can enjoy for years to come. While there are many materials options available for you to consider, many homeowners are overwhelmingly making the decision to install durable wood textured porcelain tiles in their high traffic areas.

There are many lovely flooring materials that you may be interested in installing in your home, and some of these include real wood and carpeting. Each type of flooring has its appeal, but also has drawbacks that should be considered. A common issue with some flooring materials stems from the fact that they do not hold up well in high-traffic areas, such as family rooms, hallways, entryways and kitchens. You may love the warmth and beauty of real wood, but you may cringe at the thought of your wood floors showing wear due to foot traffic, scratches from your pet’s toenails and more. Carpet is another option, but can show wear patterns in high traffic areas. More than that, carpet also is prone to staining, and it may hold onto odors from drink spills, pets and more.

Why Wood Textured Ceramic Tiles Are the Best Option
With these factors in mind, you may rule out options like hardwood floors and carpeting from contention, but you may discover that wood textured porcelain tiles are ideal for these areas of the home. These are specially engineered ceramic tiles that offer all of the benefits of durable, affordable ceramic flooring coupled with the beauty of real wood. Some homeowners believe that these tiles will not give the same overall look as real wood however wood textured tiles carry the same sheen, texture, size and shape as wood. And they will not scratch, stain or show other signs of wear.  Grout lines can be minimal and can be matched to the surface of your tile.

Wood textured ceramic tiles are becoming increasingly popular for use in New Hampshire homes today because of the durability, affordability and overall style of the tiles. The good news is that the popularity of this material has led to even greater color and style options. If you want to enjoy the benefits of ceramic tile with the beauty of wood, you can take a closer look at some of the beautiful wood textured ceramic tiles available today.

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Guest Bathroom in Stratham New Hampshire

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Tub Walls: Maine Tile 20″ x 20″ Porcelain Tile w/ Delorean Gray Grout

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Bath Floor: Madiera Beige 5″ x 31″ Porcelain Tile w/ Standard Gray Grout