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Aug

21

HOW TO TILE BATHROOM WALLS AND SHOWER/TUB AREA

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Licensed contractor Amy Matthews shows how to install tiles in a bathroom shower area and the walls to transform a tired old bathroom into a classic Art Deco retreat.

Set the Tile Rail

Step 1: Plan Project and Select Tiles
In our project, we brought an old ’70s bathroom into classic Art Deco style. We removed a wall where an old single vanity used to be in favor of a double vanity. To get the plumbing ready for the new vanity, a vented T was added and the drainpipe extended.
Since the backerboard is already installed around the tub, the tile is ready to be installed. In our project, the homeowner met with a tile expert for design advice and was impressed by handmade 3×6″ subway tile. Compared to mechanical or machine-made tile which are lower priced, handmade tiles feature more pooling of the glazes at the edge and appear more textured.
In our project, the homeowners decided to go with machine-made subway tile (about $2 to $4 per square foot) versus handmade tile (approximately $13 to $30 per square foot). Machine-made tile is easy to install yourself because the tile is beveled out. As a result, you don’t have to use tile spacers. Both the subway tile and accent tiles we used are self-spacing in this way so they don’t require spacers. These tiles have a small lip that creates a uniform gap between the tiles, forming perfectly spaced grout joints.
Note: Finishing options include top caps, called listellos, and the use of accent tile between the top cap and field tile. Field tiles are those in the main field of a floor or wall and they’re flat in contrast to trim tiles which are shaped. Border tiles border around field tiles while accent tiles are used to add interest, usually intermixed with field tiles. Read more »

Apr

10

Decorating Bathroom Walls With Colorful Tiles

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Sometimes people think that it isn’t possible to make bathroom look great. There are pipes and drains everywhere and usually you can’t do anything with them. Although even such thing as right wall tiles can make your bathroom more enjoyable. Colorful mixes and patterns are definitely are capable to turn any bathroom in a quite sweet and beautiful room. Those who don’t think so would be pleasantly surprised with bathrooms you can find on pictures below.

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Mar

9

Bathroom Design With Custom Mosaic Tile

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

We all know that with mosaic tiles we could created very beautiful wall design in bathrooms and kitchens. Although usually only simple patterns come in mind. De Meza + Architecture+ Interiors created much more interesting bathroom design for 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Pixilated walls that they created with black and white mosaic tiles looks more like an artwork than a simple pattern. In order to create this really complicated pattern Spec Ceramics created 12” x 12” mesh sheets with tiles that was much more easy to install later.

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The back wall of the shower, draws inspiration from a photo of a French staircase that used tiled words on the risers. The floor and adjacent wall pattern was designed to create movement in the space and to also draw attention to the back wall of the shower. In the result, designers have got a modern design that live within a traditional envelope.  Read more »

Mar

8

Bathrooms With Washbasins Below Windows

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Side view of a sink under a stained-glass window in a green bathroom

Even though it is very popular to put a sink below the window on a kitchen, the same layout in a bathroom isn’t popular at all. We gathered for you some examples of such layout to prove that it is really great. Of course it’s a matter of taste but we all know that natural light is great for your skin so it’s a great idea to put a washbasin and a mirror close to windows in bathrooms.  Windows are a great addition to the bathroom.  Having the right contractor like Houston roofing install the windows can really make all the difference. Read more »

Mar

8

Mosaic Bathroom Tiles with Cool Images

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Recently we have posted about Spanish company, Glassdecor, and its amazing mosaic glass tiles for swimming pool and now we are pleased to show another its collection. This collection is created to decorate and personalize your bathroom. The bright images made of glass tiles could add a fresh and unique touch to it. Combining these tiles and transparent two side shower box you could get a fascinating and original design. Thanks to great variety of available images you could find tiles that reflect your own style and taste. For fans of abstract and optical patterns Glassdecor offers 3D range, which perfectly fit to ultra modern bathrooms. For more traditional designs you could select ranges with nature views, flowers or fruits. All these mosaic tiles are high strong and durable, so they can be applied in garden shower too. You could find more information on Glassdecor site and download its catalog of bathroom tiles 2009. Read more »

Mar

7

Bathroom Waterfall Wall Sinks

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Glacial white lets the swooping shape speak in the absence of color – no need to capture liquid in a basin or pierce this vessel, it simply sends water down to a floor drain and accents its path along the way.

This design from Eumar was inspired by Swedish waterfalls and intentionally eschew standards of conventional plumbing like exposed pipes or additive handles.

Why such a sculptural approach? Aside from adding interest to an ordinary bathroom, it also accentuates water usage, encouraging people to (hopefully) use less. Read more »

Mar

7

Sunny Yellow Bathroom Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Yellow is a great color. For example you can easily make your bathroom more stylish and sunny with it. We’ve gathered for you a bunch of cool decorating ideas showing how you can do that. Yellow wall paint, yellow shower curtain, yellow floor tiles or any other yellow accents – everything would work great. If you’re ready for a lovely and cheerful bathroom renovation that don’t hesitate to do it!

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Feb

27

How to Install Bathroom Floor Tile

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Beside the porcelain tiles ceramic tiles also offer you a wonderful option for flooring your bathroom. If you want something interesting to put on your walls in the bathroom which is also durable you should certainly consider the ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles are very robust and durable plus these tiles are not vulnerable to dampness. It’s also quite easy to keep these tiles clean, and the best part is they’re not really that expensive. You have the option to buy very expensive ceramic tiles, however you can also buy quite inexpensive ones. Ceramic tiles have been used to decorate bathrooms for decades mainly because of their durability. Ceramic tiles are available in the market in many different shapes, sizes and designs. You can get simple rectangle, square, circular or even hexagonal tiles.

If you want to use bathroom floor tile that is not slippery then you should be careful when you are purchasing them from the market. To get a non-slippery bathroom floor you may try to use unglazed ceramic tile, these have quite a rough texture, and so are better for wet areas. The only bad thing about these tiles is that they absorb far more oil which means they need to be cleaned more regularly. To create a dramatic look for your bathroom you should think about using white tiles with a colored grout.

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A white or cream tile with blue grout will look truly unique. You must seal the grout so that it doesn’t wear too quickly or lose its color. You may use the hand painted ceramic tiles in your bathroom walls for an added beauty and glamour. Read more »

Feb

26

Multi-Functional Bathroom Tile Lights

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Designs that fit multiple purposes can be great ways around difficult interior design problems. These bathroom tile lights are no exception. They provide a stylish and simple way to avoid cluttering your bathroom wallscape with unecessary hardware and finding one more set of fixtures to fit your aesthetic.

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They can be arrayed in patterns or put in indvidiually as stand-alone tile lights – their variability is also a great design asset. Also, spaced out they can provide more even mood lighting to an entire room.

Feb

19

Subway Bathroom Tile: 3D Floor & Wall Mosaic

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Looking for ideas on how to tile a bathroom? No problem: start on the green line then home to the red right where the blue, yellow and purple intersect. Pictures, sketches, drawings and maps – taking these together you can start to see how this artist changed an abstract subway map into a concrete (or rather: glass and ceramic) tiling project covering three walls and the floor of this otherwise unremarkable bathroom.

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Rarely do we see bathrooms that engage a design idea with such uncanny three-dimensionality. The grout becomes a grid that shapes the patterns that travel up, down and all around the room, while the pattern is carefully constructed at just the right scale to work with the dimensions of the interior space. Read more »