Category - Tile

26
Sep

4 Kitchen Island Trends to Watch This Year

Remodeling your kitchen can be a massive undertaking. While you want your space to look its best and reflect the latest, greatest trends—it also needs to be functional and avoid passing fads that will make your kitchen feel outdated quickly. Luckily, these four kitchen island trends make smart, subtle tweaks to timeless design practices, ensuring ...
13
Jun

Texture to the Rescue!

Why Texture Matters A monochromatic room can be stunning, but it takes a well-placed splash of color to make a design really pop. The same is true for texture: without variety, your design can fall flat. Texture plays an important, yet often overlooked role in design—it adds contrast and dimension. It creates cohesion. And it ...
28
Mar

7 Tile Trends We Can’t Get Enough Of

Another year has come and gone and everyone is on the lookout for the year’s biggest design trends. But don’t reach for the crystal ball just yet—we’ve compiled a list of our favorite up-and-coming tile trends that are already starting to make their way into the home. (Supplier: Atlas Concorde) Large Format Floor Tiles This ...
27
May

Designing With Minerals

Love the reclaimed look? Thanks in part to this growing craze, natural and organic materials are everywhere. New homes, restaurants, offices, and storefronts have been quick to jump on the trend, ditching sleek modern lines for raw edges and natural finishes. It’s no surprise that this trend has opened the doors for the reemergence of …

15
Apr

5 Ways to Use Wood Plank Tile in Your Home

The look of wood is timeless. But in hot, humid states like Florida, it takes extra care to keep your hardwood floor looking as great as the day it was installed. If you’re looking for an easier to maintain option, but still want the classic look of hardwood, wood plank porcelain tile is a great ...
25
Jan

3 Ways to Easily Use Pantone’s Color of the Year

This year, Pantone chose the complimentary Rose Quartz and Serenity as their colors of the year for 2016. Reminiscent of baby pink and baby blue, the colors are a natural fit for Florida, calling to mind the tranquil blues of the coast and iconic pink buildings from its Art Deco past. You don’t need a …

16
Dec

Geometric Tile in Mosaics

Geometric tiling isn’t just for backsplashes anymore. Today gorgeous custom tiling is used to accent walls, floors, tables and countertops, and any other surface you can imagine. We love this growing trend that’s adding big personality to our homes and transforming the way we see design. Here are our favorite ways to incorporate geometric tiles …

16
Sep

Quartz Countertops

Your countertops go through a lot – scratches, stains and the stresses of everyday life. Unlike granite and marble, quartz doesn’t need periodic sealing, polishing and reconditioning. Quartz surfaces are over 90% pure quartz. Granite typically contains 40-60% quartz, along with more porous, weaker minerals, making it more susceptible to damage. Because it’s nonporous and …

19
Aug

Inspired by Nature

Who can fail to marvel at the shape of a leaf, the sleek power of a cheetah, or the way the waves crash in the ocean? Designers and architects are forever inspired by nature’s majesty. That’s why biomimicry, the practice of copying nature’s own engineers, is and has always been pivotal in the design industry. …

7
Apr

Spring has Sprung: Sea Glass Tile Inspirations

Spring has finally sprung and so has Design Works with our new BLOG! As Design Works has four coastal locations on both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic we daily enjoy the sun, sea life, beach and sand. Check out our AKDO Beach Collection inspired by beach life, featuring mosaic sea creatures and motifs in …