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Ceramic Tile Trends: The Colors, Patterns, And Shapes You Need To Know

In home design, ceramic tile is no longer being used as a simple accent piece. Designers are turning to tile for indoor and outdoor flooring, backsplashes, countertops, and more. If you are looking to incorporate ceramic tile into your home design, check out these popular trends so that you stay ahead of the design curve.

  1. Subway Tiles RemixedThe star student of tile design for the past few years, subway tile, has fallen from grace. Their neat, stark white look is not eye-catching enough for today’s interior designers. Instead, a slight variation in the form of grid colored tiles is turning heads. These ceramic tiles are squares, rather than rectangles, and are often found in bright shades, from bubblegum pink to navy blue. Brickwork tiles, a cousin of subway tiles, features longer, leaner, and more texturized tiles. They have an edgier feel than the standard subways tiles and look great in darker colors.
  2. Natural ReplicasHardwood floors have been popular for years, but their upkeep can be a bit of a burden. Those who are starting a flooring renovation project, the second most common type of home renovation according to an Empire Today study, are turning to tile that replicates the natural look, but with a more durable material. Planks are coming out as a top seller in flooring, with their weathered-wood appearance. Other replications, such as stone, metal, and cotto (Italian brick tile), are also popular for tile floors.
  3. Monochromatic SchemesFor both floor and wall tiles, the top three colors are gray, white, and black. Greige, a term for a gray-beige shade, is a close fourth. Any combination of these neutral colors is a popular choice, giving a sleek and modern look to any room. The favorite accent colors to give these monochromatic rooms a pop are denim blues and emerald hues.
  4. Geometric DesignsBold, geometric patterns are very common in tile design at the moment. These designs give a small nod to retro trends, with shapes such as cubes and pointy triangles. The colors on these tiles are usually bright, evoking Moroccan and Cuban patterns. When this attention-grabbing flooring is paired with simple walls and furnishing, it becomes the beautiful centerpiece for any room.
  5. Colored Penny Round TilesRound tiles, each about the size of a penny, give small spaces a softer, moodier feel. The most popular colors for these tiles are soft pastel shades, such as light green and millennial pink. The design makes the room inviting while still providing visual interest.

In any space, tiles make the perfect surface, as they are easy to clean, durable, and visually interesting. Embark on your renovation journey today by picking out the best tiles for your home.

How Clean Are Your Ducts?

One thing the things that new homeowners do not realize when they purchases their home is just how much work goes into maintaining their residence. A commonly overlooked portion of this is maintaining your cooling and ventilation systems. Proper maintenance of your air ducts can make a world of difference to not only your energy bill but your health as well. This is one of the reasons an HVAC company should be used at your own disposal. To be breathing better, feeling better and saving money? You’ll be off to a great start in your new home.

Contaminates and pollutants can happen inside of our homes. With all of the dust and dander that becomes stuck within the HVAC system it is no wonder that Asthma and allergies have been on the rise. Our indoor air quality suffers greatly every day without being cleaned. Many people neglect to remember just how important it is to maintain their heating and cooling systems. This is the reason that so many are suffering day in and day out inside

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A Look At How To Choose Your Flooring

Flooring is an important aspect of any home – and it is potentially the most useful as well. But flooring, because it is so frequently used and treaded upon, is more likely to wear out and show signs of use and even of damage before other parts of your house do. Though taking care of your flooring can certainly be helpful when it comes to prolonging the life span of your floors, eventually they will need to be replaced, often in an extensive or even small scale home renovation project. Some people will choose to replace all of their flooring at once, while others will instead go by room by room, doing only one at a time until the house has been completed and the renovations are officially finished.

But first, of course, you must decide what types of flooring it is that you are interested in. This can be a difficult decision, to say the least, as flooring has many different varieties and even within those varieties themselves are many different options. From tile to carpet to lamin

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Why Mulch Is Imperative For Healthy Landscaping

If you’re trying to build beautiful, healthy gardens, mulch installation is imperative. Whether you’re cultivating commercial landscaping or residential gardens, mulch delivery and installation is available, making your life easier and your landscaping lusher. There are various kinds of mulch products as well, so you want to make sure you’re getting the right kind of fertile mulch that’s best for your project. An easy way to do mulch installation is to use a blower truck. You won’t need manpower to haul mulch from vehicle to yard via wheelbarrows or other machinery, nor will you tire yourself out or have to hire extra workers to help move the mulch. It’s much more time efficient and less exhausting. We’ll discuss the different types of mulch products available, why mulch is beneficial for your landscaping, and why you should look at blower truck services.

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How to Protect Your Insulation from Rodents

You paid a lot for insulation contractors to put the right protection in your home. With good insulation, your ductless heat pump works even more efficiently, and your heating and cooling bills is a lot lower. Your family is safer and more comfortable, too. But there are some threats to your insulation that you need to watch out for, and one of them is rodents.

Why Rodents Are a Problem

Mice, rats, and squirrels love to be warm and dry just as much as we do. Unlike some other animals, their amazing ability hide and move through tiny spaces means they’re able to in and around our homes and enjoy the benefits of all that work your insulation contractors did without much fear. In the fall, these pests start trying to move in to find a safe place for the winter.

If the prospect of mice droppings in your cupboards over the holidays isn’t dismaying enough, there are far worse consequences to worry about from having rodents in the home. They carry disease with them, both in their own

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