Create a Stunning Feature Wall

One of our favorite design elements is the “feature wall” and it is becoming one of the hottest trends of 2017. If you’re looking to make a design statement in your home, consider creating a feature wall with tile. No matter which room contains a feature wall, it adds a great deal of depth to the rooms while creating an interesting focal point.

If you are asking what is a feature wall, let us explain. A feature wall is generally one wall or a section of a wall in a room that is different from the other walls, whether the difference be color, texture, size or all of the above.

 

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How to Create a Feature Wall

What we love about the feature wall is that it gives you the opportunity to be totally creative and design “outside the box”. If you aren’t into bold designs, you can always choose to be more conservative and just select a paint color a couple of tones darker than your other walls.

 

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However, since our true passion is tile and stone, we get much more excited about seeing and creating a feature wall with tile and stone. Depending on the tile you choose, you can create a subtle feature wall that is more about texture and a suggestion of pattern, or is bolder if your tile pattern exhibits a lot of shade variation. The wood-look porcelain plank tile look continues to be stronger than ever as a floor tile and as an exciting wall tile for feature walls.

 

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Brick-look tile is also a very popular choice for a feature wall, offering an industrial look with outstanding color variations and texture. As with many of the wood-look tile collections, it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between real brick and porcelain brick-look tile.

Ready to Create Your Own Feature Wall?

We hope we have inspired you. A feature wall is an easy and effective way to add visual interest to almost any room in your home. With so many product options, creating a feature wall with tile can be great fun. We hope you’ll consider including one. One last tip, any tile can be used on walls even though not all tiles can be used on floors. This means, when creating your special feature wall your options are virtually limitless.

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The design experts at Tiles Unlimited, dual winner in the 2017 Best of the Boro Competition (Best Tile Store & Best Kitchen & Bath Store) stand ready to help you design the feature wall, or any space, of your dreams. Now is the perfect time to visit us as our Semi-Annual Tile Clearance Sale is now in progress. With savings up to 80% off, you won’t find a better time to shop for tile.

Unexpected Places to Use Tile

Tile is usually thought of as the foundation for a wall or floor and most people only use tile for those two applications. It is also very common to see tile used as an artistic accent or a beautiful backsplash. Lately, we’ve noticed some unexpected and out of the box uses for tile, and would love to share them as a source of inspiration for your next home design project. These ideas will make you think of tile as more than just a functional choice.

Tile As a Headboard
In the bedroom, most think of a headboard as an add-on to the bed frame. The concept of a headboard can also work nicely as more of an abstract feature, in the form of tiling the wall adjacent to the bed. It offers a striking focal point and is an easy way to add drama to your bedroom. Unexpected Surfaces, a 3-dimensional wall tile in several light bending shapes and Generation Brick, a gorgeous brick-look tile are two tile collections that are perfect for use as a headboard.

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Tile As An Accent Rug or Carpeting
Seamlessly integrating patterned tile with flooring can mimic the look of carpeting or an accent rug. This works especially well with patterned tiles laid as the “carpet”, surrounded by a neutral colored tile. Encaustic tiles, with their stunning patterned designs, are ideal for this purpose.

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Tile Your Fireplace
Fireplaces are more than just a functional element. They can become the highlight of a room with some simple tile work. Opt for a textured tile such as our Stoned Immaculate and Another Dimension collections.

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Outdoor Spaces
Porcelain tile have recently come into its own as an outdoor decorating solution. Modern reproduction techniques allow porcelain tiles to look like real wood and stone for use in outdoor spaces, as they are less expensive that stone and wood and are much easier to maintain. Beautiful stone and wood-look porcelain pavers are designed to transform outdoor spaces, including patios, terraces, steps, pathways, gardens, and outdoor dining areas and pool decks. Available in a range of natural colors, these materials are both durable and versatile. Pavers can be placed directly over grass, sand, gravel, or existing flooring, or can be used with spacers or risers.

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Hot Trend – A Perfect Blend of Urban Style and Timeless Appeal

Brick-look tile is hot for walls and backsplashes. Enter Generation Brick and Amsterdam, two new porcelain tile collections made to look like real brick. Unlike traditional bricks, they are durable and easy to clean, making them a practical surface for flooring.

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Both collections are a perfect blend of contemporary style and timeless appeal, with an impressively accurate reproduction of the look and feel of brick. Old world cobblestone streets, industrial chic restaurants and lavish brick buildings are the inspiration for these new brick-look porcelain tile collections. Brick-look tiles were popular in 2016 and are expected to be one of the hottest trends for 2017. We hesitate to use the word trend as their design is timeless.

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We think that the reason brick-look tiles are so popular is because there are so many different possibilities for installation patterns and locations. That is certainly the case with both Generation Brick and Amsterdam. Some of the most popular brick-look tile installations are used for backsplashes, accent walls, fireplace surrounds, covering post and beams and floors.

Generation Brick comes in an array of colors (cream, dark, red, rust, umber) with gorgeous color variation and two sizes (2”x10” & 7”x13”) with a rough surface that feels like real bricks. The collection also includes matching large format floor tiles (13”x13” & 24”x24”).

Amsterdam also offers a variety of color choices (beige, brown, charcoal, fog, multicolor, sunset) and two sizes (2”x10” & 5”x10”). The collection includes stunning mosaics in matching colors as well as matching 12”x24” floor tiles.

Tiles Unlimited offers several porcelain brick-look porcelain tile collections in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Stop in and chat with our expert tile designers, recipient of 107 five-star customer reviews in 2016.

Tile Trend – Industrial Spaces…Warm Minimalism…Fresh Elegance

Love the look of exposed brick, ductwork, and metal? Wish you lived in a trendy downtown loft? The rise of industrial design may be the single biggest reason that tiles that mimic the look of concrete have entered the mainstream. Whether they’re honed or polished, they telegraph industrial chic like few other materials can.

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Concrete is the very definition of the industrial look. Polished and colored concrete-like tiles are finding their way into more than just industrial style designs. Softening the industrial style a bit makes it right at home with your family. Add a rug. Include throw pillows. Get overstuffed furniture. Bring in softer art—like one of the impressionists—to balance the industrial with the cushier home and family parts.

Contrasting Elements is an Italian porcelain stoneware collection. Going beyond the traditional boundaries between ancient and modern, this new collection skillfully combines the age-old stones that for centuries have graced the floors of prestigious European homes with sections of worn concrete, almost as though to represent the process of aging and maintenance performed on existing surfaces. The result is a fascinating interplay of elements and layers capable of interacting with contemporary architecture.

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This rich palette of colors (bronze, cream, ecru, gray and smoke), finishes and modular sizes (4×12, 12×24, 24×24, 12×48, 24×48) yields original wall and floor layouts. The collection is enhanced by exquisite decors, inserts, borders, mosaic and trimming elements. It is equally suitable for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, public spaces and even outdoor spaces.

Whatever your style – industrial chic, traditional or more modern – the design experts at Tiles Unlimited are ready to help you design your dream space. We invite you to our state-of-the-art showroom to see why Tiles Unlimited was voted Best Tile Store in the 2016 Best of Long Island and the 2017 Best of the Boro competitions.

Unique Pieces for Unique Spaces (Dimensional Wall Tile)

The Earth is not flat nor should your walls be. Unexpected Surfaces, a ceramic wall tile collection, utilizes the integration of light and shadow to create surfaces that shift and transform with the changing of light. Redefine the vision of your space with elegant, subtle and contemporary designs all with the qualities of ceramic durability and resistance.

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As tiles branch out of the kitchen and bathroom, more and more people are tiling such spaces as dining and living room feature walls, fireplaces and bedroom walls behind the bed. Come see Tiles Unlimited’s expert tile designers who can assist you in creating these unique, non-traditional tile designs. Unexpected Surfaces is an ideal solution for a feature wall or as a headboard for your bed.

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Unexpected Surfaces is available in 6 colors (Ice White Matte, Ice White Gloss, Natural, Ash Gray, Earth and Graphite) and 3 sizes (5” x 5”, 5”x10” and 10”x10”). Click here to see more innovative ways to use this tile collection.

How to Restore your Lobby with Beautiful Tile Designs

A lobby design can make or break the favorable impression of your home or office. The entryway can be made beautiful in any number of ways. Whether you need to restore your lobby or beautify it using accent tile, murals & medallions; it is possible with the help of professional tile services. Residents of Queens who need to restore their lobbies using accent tile, murals & medallions or any other way can call Tiles Unlimited for their exceptional professional opinion and services.

The market is flooded with excellent accent tile; murals & medallions designs and these can be used in a number of ways to restore a lobby.

Accent tiles

Accent tiles can be used on the floor as well as the lobby walls to create some beautiful patterns. Think new when using accent tiles as there is no use using them in just tried and tested ways. You can buy your accent tiles to match with the house dècor or give your lobby a unique spin by keeping the accent tiles totally different from the other elements in the house.

Murals

Murals can be used to add unique elements to a lobby. When restoring a lobby, think of murals on the ceiling as well as on a single wall. You don”t necessarily need to use it but if you can, murals can redefine a space beyond imagination.

Medallions

Do not restrict medallions to ceilings. You can also add them to walls and create unique patterns to go with your accent tiles. Try different shapes, sizes and colors or use them with mirrors.