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Choosing A New Area Rug Part 3: Picking The Right Material

When buying a new area rug, the first step is always figuring out what size rug you need. But the second step – choosing a material – is every bit as important. The material your rug is made of will determine how well it stands up to wear and tear, how easy it is to […]

Choosing A New Area Rug Part 1: Planning And Purchasing

Choosing a new area rug is never a simple endeavor – there are so many rules and opinions, many of them conflicting, that it can be intimidating even to start the search. In this series, we’re going to take a thorough look at everything that goes into buying the perfect rug, from planning to purchase […]

Wood Floors In The Bathroom? How To Get The Look And Guard Against Water Damage

Water and wood don’t play well together. We’ve all known that since the first time our mothers scolded us for not using a coaster. So it might seem counter intuitive that homeowners are going gaga for wood floors in one of the wettest rooms in the home: the bathroom. Sure, wood floors have a warm, […]

The Hottest New Trend In Bathroom Design Is… Wood?

Tile is the most popular material in bathroom design, to the point that it’s often less a question of tile versus something else and more a question of what type of tile to use – in the shower, on the floor, and even on the walls. But with the trend toward more relaxed, natural, spa […]

DIY Mosaic Tile Accents To Dress Up Your Bathroom Design

Installing tile is one of the necessary evils of great bathroom design. No bathroom is complete without at least some tile, and the better the tile job, the more polished and pristine the final product will look. But buying tile is expensive, to say nothing of the cost of hiring someone to install it. And […]

Floor Mosaic Medallions: A Classic Touch For A Luxury Bathroom Or Shower

Floor medallions are often found in entryways or other large, open spaces – places where they’re free to make an impression. They can be made of stone or other tile or sometimes wood pieces, and can either be assembled or carved, etched, or stained directly onto the floor. They’re usually circular in design and act […]

Best Basement Flooring Options For A Flood-Prone Basement

For the past few weeks, we’ve bee getting pretty steady, pretty heavy rain in my area. Now, this isn’t particularly out of the ordinary – it happens every couple of years. Unfortunately, every couple of years when it happens, my nearby relatives’ finished basement floods. Like clockwork, despite resealing the walls and floor and adding […]

Unique Bathroom Tile Trends To Give Your Bathroom A Personal Flair

Deciding on the tile you’ll use for your next bathroom remodel is a huge decision. Tiling a whole bathroom is expensive, time consuming, and often more than a little messy, and whatever style you choose now should ideally stick with you for no less than ten years. In other words, no small commitment. On the […]

An Introduction To Stone Tile Flooring: Types Of Stone To Choose From

Geologically speaking, the number of different types of stone in the world is practically infinite – different minerals under different conditions form a huge variety of colors, textures, and patterns, often even within a single piece of stone. But for the purpose of home decor – or, more specifically, for stone tile flooring – for […]

An Introduction To Stone Tile Flooring: Stone Basics You Need To Know

Stone has been used in interior and exterior design for centuries, from the smallest decorative embellishments to the basis for entire buildings. Stone tile flooring is a mark of quality and style without peer, and it’s still popularly used in many modern homes, especially in the bathroom. But not all stone is created equal, and […]