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How to Incorporate Luxurious Statement Stones

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Have you ever fallen head over heels in love.with stone tile? It's a surprisingly common phenomenon, and one we encourage at Decorative Materials. Many of our clients find themselves drawn to a particular type of stone —and eager to incorporate it into their projects.

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The Creative Genius of Maison Surface

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At Decorative Materials, we're proud to work with some of the world's most innovative designers. We love the unique visions that our favorite designers bring to life — particularly when they infuse classic concepts with new elements.

Making a Bold Tile Statement

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You love to experiment with new tile trends - but that little voice in your head warns you that bold looks could quickly go out of style. Ideally, you can balance your love of statement tile with your desire for practicality and long-term style.

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Designing for a Masculine Aesthetic

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Stereotypes abound regarding masculine and feminine decor. Guys allegedly bemoan the loss of their bachelor pads, while women are thought to take over with flowers, pastels, and piles of throw pillows. In reality, however, interior design is rarely so simple.

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Denver Showroom Showcase: Bringing Our Favorite Floor Tiles to Life

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At Decorative Materials, we're passionate about finding design inspirations all around the world — but we also aim to incorporate these designs in a way that feels authentic to our beloved state of Colorado.

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Tile Face-Off: Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

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Choosing the right tile is an important decision, and there are a number of factors to take into account. For example, you will need to consider the shape and size of your room, how your tile will be used, durability, lighting and, of course, your own personal style.

Trending in Tile for 2019

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With the new year comes new opportunities for making your space pop. The latest tile innovations could play perfectly into your most daring design goals for 2019. Tasteful, yet edgy, this year's trends offer stunning artistry without feeling excessive.

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How to Make Your Powder Room Pop

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Is your powder room a place of sanctuary — or has it become your home's most forgotten and neglected corner? If this tiny room is anything less than spectacular, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to make a design statement while keeping costs to a minimum. Tile Trends

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The Boldest Trends from CERSAIE 2018

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Every year, the biggest innovators in the tile industry take over Bologna, Italy for the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. Better known as CERSAIE, this annual event attracts over 900 exhibitors from dozens of countries.

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How to Make Your Powder Room Pop

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Is your powder room a place of sanctuary — or has it become your home's most forgotten and neglected corner? If this tiny room is anything less than spectacular, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to make a design statement while keeping costs to a minimum. Tile Trends

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Artistry on Display

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Tile is more than a floor or wall covering. Yes, it serves a functional purpose, but it can accomplish so much more. From sophisticated to adventurous, tile can evoke a range of emotions. And with a combination of artistic skill and modern technology, tile can take on a personality all its own.

Stone Care & Tips For Keeping Your Countertops Clean

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Thanks to their timeless beauty and uniqueness, natural stone countertops are a gorgeous addition to any home. Available in various colors and patterns, natural stone countertops are a perfect fit for many interior designs, whether you're renovating your home or building a new one.

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Italian Inspirations: Italian Stone Tile Designs

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Few modern flooring materials quite capture the classic appeal of Italian stone tile, which grants any room an instant burst of glamour. Stunning and versatile, Italian stone is an increasingly popular option in today's homes and businesses.

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Top Three Trends from Cerasie 2017: The International Tile + Stone Show

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At the end of September 2017, designers from around the world convene in Bologna, Italy to share the hottest tile and stone trends of the season. Some of the most exciting looks are expected to include tribal prints, large format tiles and natural stone.

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Unfinished Doesn’t Mean Unrefined

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Forget everything you know about what makes tiles beautiful. Yes, ornate glazes and sophisticated edges can be stunning, but there is something oddly comforting about an unfinished, even worn look. Tile Trends

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Tile Insider: Interlocking Shapes are on the Rise

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While there's plenty to love about the clean, modern aesthetic of subway tiles, today's homeowners are on the hunt for something a little more intricate. Enter interlocking shapes: a trend that is quickly taking over in homes and businesses all around the world.

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Don’t Make Me Blush: The Pink Tiles Are Having a Moment

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Several trends made us sit up and take notice at the recent Salone de Mobile Milano. We were especially inspired by Artemest's Stranger Pinks event. It's just one example of the many contexts in which blush is having its moment in the sun.

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Color Trends to Look for in 2019

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Like any design element, colors come in and out of fashion. For years, it was all about the neutral, with beige, grey, and especially white dominating the world of interior design. The appeal is clear: neutrals look clean and are capable of visually expanding small spaces. They're also versatile.

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Step Into the Dark Side

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For years, white dominated the interior design scene. From painted white cabinets to white subway tile, homeowners couldn't get away from what they perceived as a clean, modern color. Today, however, a new theme is taking over: darkness.

Timeless and On Trend: Marble’s Well-Deserved Takeover

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The ultimate classic design, marble has evoked elegance for millennia. Ancient Greeks adored marble, to the point that the design prompted several of the society's most revered looks. Tile Trends

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Insider’s Guide to Stone Tile

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When it comes to home finishes, stone tile has a unique way of creating a custom look of understated elegance that is effortlessly natural. Distinct characteristics, especially of natural stone tile , ensure that your home will be truly one of a kind.

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2018 White Box Challenge: Color Us Impressed!

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The annual ASID White Box Challenge encourages top designers to think outside of the [white] box and create artistic masterpieces featuring unusual elements. Year after year, we're amazed by the sheer range of designs that can emerge from seemingly random materials.

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Luxury Tile Inspired by New York Fashion Week

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Every year, fashion aficionados from all around the world flock to New York City to prove that they remain at the cutting edge of modern fashion. Some recycle styles from seasons past, but others draw on fascinating artistic concepts to create truly original pieces.

Top Five Finds From Coverings

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We just recently returned from our annual trip to Coverings 2017, the largest tile and stone showcase in North America, and here is a sneak peek at the colors, textures and tile for 2018!

A New Take on Rustic: Refining a Classic Tile

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From international exhibitions to client demands from our Aspen tile showroom, it's clear that rustic is on the rise. We see it in furniture, decor, and even on the runway. But rustic in 2018 doesn't look exactly like the log cabin stereotype you might initially picture.

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4 Unique Ways to Use Tile

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Tile is one of the most practical and beautiful ways to update the finishes in your home. Whether tile is used on a feature wall, living room floor or backsplash, tile is one of the most versatile finishing materials available.

Tile Updates: Current Tile Trends

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Tile makes a statement while retaining the durability, versatility and other numerous benefits that have made it such a popular flooring material through the years.

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Designing Your Ideal Custom Bathroom

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Are you bored with your bathroom? Updating your bathroom tile is the perfect way to give this cherished space the attention it deserves since it’s used daily! Let’s take a look at some of the best bathroom tile options available today. Bathroom Tile

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Thick Porcelain Tile: The Perfect Solution for Your Patio

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The good life awaits on your patio. Increasingly viewed as a livable space, a carefully designed patio allows you to embrace the natural world while remaining comfortable. Tile Trends Expert Advice

Creative Bathroom Tile Design on a Budget

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Is it time to upgrade your bathroom? Follow this detailed guide for getting creative, even while on a budget

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Hot Tile Picks: 15 Kitchen Backsplashes You Will Love

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Whether it is a tile, stone, art glass or even a simple design that stands out in its modesty, a backsplash gives a kitchen an aesthetic signature. An elaborate backsplash can serve as the centerpiece itself.

5 Areas to Use Porcelain Tile

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When you hear discussion of porcelain, your first instinct might be to imagine a delicate plate or perhaps a collectible or vintage doll. However, porcelain is surprisingly adaptable and comes in many forms, including those suitable for flooring.

Contemporary Bathroom Tiles We Love

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Contemporary bathroom tile gives designers a vast range of options to create dream bathrooms. Whether homeowners want an organic, spa-like feel to their bathroom, or prefer a sleek, avant-garde design, the right tile is available to help them realize their vision. Tile Trends

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2016 Tile Review: Top Tile Products of 2016

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If you’re looking for ideas to help you decide which tile to install in your home or business, taking a look at the top tile options of last year can serve as a great source of inspiration as you plan your project.

Black is the New Neutral

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Image via AKDO. Step into a typical 2000s home, and you'll find yourself surrounded by neutrals. These trusty colors dominate modern tile, wallpaper, cabinetry, backsplash and flooring. Insider Tile Trends

Embrace Timeless Chic with Moroccan-Inspired Terracotta Tiles

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You're ready to update your home with eye catching tile, but you demand a style that will stand the test of time, both in terms of style and durability. One option is to consider is Terracotta. Increasingly popular at tile industry events such as CERSAIE , terracotta is far more versatile than the average individual suspects. A recent infusion of Moroccan style has brought terracotta from Southwestern staple to modern statement piece. Tile Trends kitchen tiles

CERSAIE 2017: Trends to Look for in 2018

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Every year, CERSAIE sets the tone for the hottest trends in the tile industry. The annual event is the tile equivalent of New York Fashion Week ; it highlights new concepts bound to take over next season. Tile Trends Expert Advice

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5 Bathroom Tile Tips for Small Spaces

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Choosing the best tile for the right area in your home is more complicated than a short trip to a Denver tile showroom. Everything from aesthetics to the size of a room must be considered.

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Collaboration Corner: Decorative Materials & Mountain Living 2017 Home of the Year

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Every year, acclaimed magazine Mountain Living asks architects, designers and homeowners to share their latest accomplishments in pursuit of the coveted Home of the Year Award. The magazine receives a myriad of impressive entries, which include photographs of several rooms and special features. Finalists often receive walk-through evaluations from the judging committee, which may express curiosity surrounding the home's in-person atmosphere. Project Highlights luxury tiles

4 Timeless Tile Designs

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Whether for future sale or your own personal enjoyment, you're determined to freshen up your home. Like many homeowners, however, time and budget constraints limit the extent to which you can transform your interior aesthetic. A simple tile update could be the solution, but you need a versatile look that will complement your evolving home. Expert Advice Natural Stone

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How to Use Tile to Make a Boring Kitchen Stand Out

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If your kitchen seems a bit humdrum or monotonous lately, there’s no need to renovate it completely. Something as simple as new tile can do a lot to make your kitchen pop. After all, tile is one of the most practical kitchen materials you can use.

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Outdoors to Indoors: How to integrate your indoor flooring to your outdoor living

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Home design can be an incredibly rewarding field. As a designer, your goal is to see that look of wonder and satisfaction when your client sees your complete design as a perfect reflection of their ideal living space.

Large Format Tile Becoming the Norm

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Forget the diminutive porcelain tiles that long dominated suburban bathrooms; today, it's all about large format tile, which offers a cleaner, more sophisticated look with minimal grout lines

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