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    Lay Out the Backsplash DIY

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Turning your plain kitchen or bathroom walls into a natural masterpiece can change the whole dynamic of the room. There is something about backsplashes that is inviting and classy. However, laying backsplash yourself is a much more involved task than one would think.

    Watch this video about laying out the backsplash for your kitchen to get an idea of what’s involved in the project. You have to be very delicate when taking measurements and leveling tiles. Get spacers for the tile you use to leave room for the caulking and grout.

    Call Mission Stone and Tile at (888) 815-2375 to learn about our tile selection today.

    Helpful Resources When Decorating With Tile

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Tile can change the look of a room dramatically. Whether it's an illustrious backplash you are looking for or something more subtle, Mission Stone & Tile has many great resources to educate you. For more information on tile and it's ability to stylize your room, call Mission Stone & Tile at (888) 815-2375.

    • Humans have been using ceramic tile for thousands of years. For a brief history of tile, check out this page from DesignBoom.com.
    • Thinking of installing a kitchen backsplash? Get some great ideas at this page from Better Homes and Gardens.
    • Pairing colors is one of the most difficult aspects of design. To learn how to successfully pair colors, check out this page from HomeDecoratingInfo.com.
    • Having trouble selecting the right color for your floor tiles? This guide from eHow.com can help.

    Accenting Kitchen and Bathroom Tile Selections

    Last updated 2 years ago

    When deciding which material to use in your kitchen or bathroom, keep in mind that tile is always a safe bet. It’s beautiful, strong, and can be arranged in an infinite number of ways. One great way to take advantage of tile is to add a number of interesting accents that catch the eye.

    Here are several great ways to accent your bathroom or kitchen tile

    • Listellos

    Listellos are ceramic borders that are usually patterned and arranged in long strips along the walls. If you’re worried that your current tile design is too bland, then you’ll find listellos to be great for breaking up the monotony while tying the room together. If you like the way they look, then you might try placing a few listellos in the spaces between stairs.      

    • Tile backsplash

    If you’re looking for another wonderful way to add style to your kitchen, then you should consider installing a backsplash above your stove. A good backsplash can give your kitchen a focal point upon which your guests’ eyes may rest before being carried away again by matching listellos. If you choose, then you can use the backsplash as an excuse to get creative with an elaborate design.

    • Mosaics

    If solid color tiles aren’t your style, then you can always go for a unique mosaic design. When you get turtle bay, weaves, and interlocking circles, the accents are actually built into the tile, creating a wonderful effect. However, when dealing with mosaic tiles, you need to make sure that the design isn’t overly complicated and that it doesn’t clash with any other patterns in your bathroom or kitchen.

    If you’re looking for a great way to accent your kitchen, bathroom, or any other room, then contact us at Nashville’s Mission Stone and Tile. We’re Nashville’s premier importer of tile—we carry styles that you’ve never even seen before as well as plenty of old favorites. Give us a call today at (888) 815-2375 to learn more.

    Types of Natural Stone Tile

    Last updated 2 years ago

    When it comes to tile, nothing can beat the vivid colors and designs of porcelain or ceramic. However, if you want to give your home an earthier look, then natural stone tile is the way to go. Here’s a quick guide to the different types of natural stone tile and their various applications.

    • Marble

    With its glossy texture and splashes of detail, marble tile is always an elegant choice for any home. When most people think of marble, they tend to think of the white variety—in reality, there are plenty of different naturally-occurring shades of marble. Whichever shade you choose, you’ll feel like a Roman aristocrat as you stroll into your all-marble bathroom.

    • Granite

    One of the most popular building materials, granite is known for its amazing amalgamation of igneous rock that creates a fascinating peppering effect. Just as with marble, granite comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, so you’re bound to find one that matches your style. Granite tile is an excellent choice for kitchen counters, as it’s incredibly durable and hard to scratch.

    • Limestone

    Just like granite, limestone is a very popular building material with many applications. It’s less expensive than marble and granite, and is typically lighter in color. Limestone is not as durable or scratch-resistant as granite, so it’s best used as a wall tile.

    • Slate

    If you’re looking for a rawer look, then you’re bound to love the wild, rough texture of slate tile. The variety of colors and patterns make slate tile look wonderful on an outdoor patio, and it can do wonders for keeping your yard cool during the hot months.

    If you’re considering natural stone tile for your next remodel project, contact us at Nashville’s Mission Stone and Tile. No one in the Nashville area can match the variety and beauty of our imported natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain tiles. Give us a call today at (888) 815-2375 to get started with your project.

    Like Southern Belle, Like Daughter

    Last updated 2 years ago

    The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, and southern women embody the beauty and grace that their mothers possess, as well as their classic tastes. A clean, white kitchen encompassed with rich and classic marble is an updated twist on an old classic.

    Subway tiles are always the go-to LBD in the world of tile and remodeling, and when you want a little extra WOW factor you simply can’t use enough of it. Floor to ceiling Calacatta Marble, in a larger format whether it is a 6” x 12” or 8” x 16” in a Running Bond pattern is elegant and chic, something our mothers would approve of.

    Go ahead and use your contemporary fixtures, our eclectic designs simply remind us of where we come from, and why oldies but goodies never go out of style.

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