Flooring

While hardwoods remain a perennially popular flooring choice, other materials are making inroads with an increased interest in tile and luxury vinyl tile both of which today carry abstract patterns inspired by nature. The popularity of grey as a new classic color can be found in all flooring materials, and may in part explain the continued interest in concrete floors in urban-look homes. Townhomes being built by Carbine & Associates in The Nations neighborhood feature concrete floors and engineered, hand-scrapped acacia wood. “Concrete has a great industrial vibe and is modern and different, according to Kristen Carbine. “It’s easy to …

tile design trends

Just as grey is popular in paint and cabinetry, so too is it favored in tile, according to the experts. “Greys and whites continue to be popular choices for both floor and wall tiles,” says Dale Wigden of Louisville Tile. In addition, homeowners are moving away from “flat” wall tile and are requesting more dimensional formats, Wigden says. “They’re looking for bevels and interesting shapes like arabesques and penny rounds. For floor tiles they like larger planks and oblong sizes, often in realistic wood and natural stone looks, which have become better and better due to advances in digital glaze …

Readers Favorites Awards 2016 Announced

Readers Favorites Awards 2016 Readers of Nashville House & Home & Garden™ have cast their votes for their 2016 favorites—their favorite designers, builders, landscapers, and “little known” stores, just to name a few. If you’re looking for a service provider and aren’t sure who to choose, try one of our winners—they’ve received the stamp of approval from readers of the Nashville House & Home & Garden™.

Green Interiors: Don’t Forget Tile

Going Green? Don’t Forget About Tile Whether you are an owner or builder, you have probably been inundated by information about the vast number of eco-friendly home products available today. Planning to repaint a room? You better consider the number of VOC’s in that can. Selecting plumbing fixtures for your new master bathroom? I hope that showerhead is classified as low-flow. These are all good tips to remember when building or remodeling. With all of the “greenwashing” going on these days, some companies are spending more time and money promoting their sustainable products than actually implementing green practices. So who is …

January/February 2014 Cover

About the Cover Back splashes have become an essential part of kitchen design, ranging from neutral colors to a bright splash of radiance. Subway tiles remain popular, but designers are finding new ways to express a homeowners personality through    textures, colors, and design. Photo courtesy  Merrilatt Cabinets.

Time for Tile

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time for tile In addition to large format tiles which can now be used almost anywhere due to increased availability and improved installation materials and methods, homeowners are also able to select from porcelain tile closely resembling almost any natural product, according to Amy Balsimo of Louisville Tile of Nashville. “Thanks to high definition and digital printing, porcelain can be anything one can dream of—hardwood, travertine, slate, or intricately patterned,” Balsimo says. “Another interesting trend is the use of ‘fabric’ look tiles and metallic effects for contemporary or transitional tastes.” Sarah Higdon of Renaissance Tile & Bath agrees. “If you can imagine it, …