Nashville House & Home & Garden™

MAY-JUN 2019

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The Pink G R E AT E R N A S H V I L L E H O U S E & H O M E & G A R D E N ™ 42 format and porcelain le panels have mo- mentum. Whether field les that are up- wards of 36" or porcelain le panels measured in feet, the residenal market is very accustomed to large le sizes and show- ing preference for these big opons. In con- trast, mosaic les are perpetual favorites. "And it's more than just the aesthec ap- peal; mosaics can answer technical require- ments, as well. We offer mosaics for nearly every porcelain le collecon we produce to ensure there's an opon with proper slip re- sistance for wet area flooring." she says. Trends have gone from tray and white to warmer tones and addional shapes, accord- ing to Hewle. She reports that Emily Dyer Gulick of Emily Dyer Designs recently said her customers are now asking for color—bright, bold, fun colors, and that her most recent project includes a thread of teal running throughout the large master bedroom and bathroom remodel. "The 12x24 is sll the go-to size for floors," says Hewle. "Many people are starng to ask for large format square les. Customers and designers are always looking to put a twist on what the majority is doing. The mar- ble look is sll popular, and our Italian de- signed Atlas Concorde le offers a look that is more of a marble flavor than mimicking the actual stone with heavy veining. It is a lighter design with a luxury feel." Poinng to the benefits of le, Hewle adds, "Porcelain le is the strongest finishing material available. Durable, resistant to liq- uids and stains, fireproof, long lifespan, and design flexibility makes le the best opon for both residenal and commercial applica- ons." Color and paern are definitely making t heir way back into le applicaons, and Mc- neese says, "We sll see a lot of gray, but it's leaning toward warmer tones. Also, there's a lot of black and white for a classic but mod- ern take. And we're also seeing navy and sapphire blues, emerald and olive greens, p inks, roses, and plums." Lindsay Sheets of Red Rock Tileworks says her company has been inspired by the natu- ral hues of the desert. "We love so pinks, rust, and marigold, and are geng ready to launch a new line that includes round and oval shapes that pair with these hues," she says. The company's Taro paern, with a geometric look with watercolor lines, is hard to keep in stock at this local le manufactur- ing company. Agreeing that pastel shades are on trend for le this year is Todd Wigant at The Tile Shop. "We're seeing in herringbone, cross hatch, and beveled paerns for texture," he says, "as well as texle paerns seen in wall- paper, carpet, rugs, and draperies." Reporng that she, too, is seeing a move- ment away from "natural stone" and toward porcelain is Bohnne Jones of Decorang Den Interiors. "The digital prinng processes have made porcelain le super popular, and al- most any look is possible in this low-care ma- terial."She adds that hand-craed les are gaining popularity, reflecng the "maker" movement. Jones reports that herringbone is showing up in both flooring and wall installaons. "I like a classic brick paern, known as running bond, or doing an off-set running bond. And mosaics are sll popular with my clients—for some, the more bling the beer!" Wood look le has become a standard, Images at le courtesy Dalle. Image below c ourtesy Lunada Bay Tile.

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