1. To Stand Alone….

    To Stand Alone….
    Bath tubs….

    “To be or not to be”… this is the question in most Bath showrooms.
     
     
    In a world that is so fast paced its hard to take the time out to actually bathe in a tub. The more and more bathroom renovations we do, people are opting to remove there tubs and replace them with a shower. Even in new builds, we are seeing that the majority of bathrooms are designed with large stand up showers and the only tub in the home is in the master bath. 
     
     
    In the past 5 years or so the freestanding Tub is the tub of choice. People are choosing them because they create more space… whether its because they need to create more space to make the shower larger, or they want to update the look of the bathroom. Freestanding tubs are where its at. Bain Ultra , a premiere tub company that we are exclusive dealers for is showing an huge rise in freestanding tubs. Where just a couple of years ago, drop in tubs where the biggest sellers for them, they now see a much bigger demand of freestanding tubs.
     
     
    Architecturally, and design wise you can make a big impact… some of these tubs have magnificent shapes and styles… almost creating and stand alone work of art. 
     
     
    Katelyn Dessner

    Showroom and Design Coordinator at Richmond Tile and Bath

    Showroom and Design Coordinator at Richmond Tile and Bath
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  2. Lovingly Distressed….

    Lovingly Distressed….
     
     
    So a super cool trend that’s has been really popular for the last couple of years is the “ reclaimed wood movement”… Whether its furniture, flooring, lighting, or accessories… it seems that most interior designers and manufacturers have gotten on the band wagon. It all began as a way to be “ GREEN “,  reuse , recycle, and repurpose. Taking old planks from barns, warehouses even old boats… and reusing them in homes to create an ambiance of warmth, texture, and history. 
     
     
     
    Loving Distressed - Blog - by Katelyn at Richmond Tile
     
     
     
     
    Cermaica Sant’ Agostino created a phenomenal new line for 2016 called  “Pictart”. Pictart is a series of porcelain  “wood looking” tiles that have the texture, variation, and effect of reclaimed wood. It comes in various colors and , plank sizes. Whether you are using it as a floor covering, or you are trying to create a shiplap  affect on a wall,  it is the tile worlds answer to a porcelain reclaimed wood look.

     
     
    Wood Looking Tile
     
     
     
    “Wood looking Tile” has been on trend for almost a decade now… The advantages of using it are vast, and the disadvantages are slim to none. As time goes on we are seeing  companies creating more visually accurate, and exotic wood types. People are now Opting for a porcelain wood floor throughout there entire home  even in areas like bedrooms and living rooms… Porcelain floors are far more durable and easier to maintain then natural wood. Heavy traffic, kids, pets, LIFE… they can really stand up to it all. They are also a much GREENER alternative then using natural wood , Also financially its comparable to most wood floor applications, and sometimes even less expensive per square foot then your higher end engineered wood floors. 
     
    So if you are designing  a modern, traditional, rustic, urban, or transitional look in your home… there will always be a place for a wood looking tile !!




    Katelyn Dessner

    Showroom and Design Coordinator at Richmond Tile and Bath

    Showroom and Design Coordinator at Richmond Tile and Bath




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