Herringbone Tile Floor Looks Like Wood

by Peter Bales | 12th July 2014

Some tile designs are very distinctive.  This project in Ellettsville (Bloomington), Indiana used a Herringbone pattern with tiles that looked like wood planks. Herringbone is a tile layout that involves alternating tiles diagonally from each other.  Being the nerd that I am, I looked it up and yes, the pattern does resemble a herring’s bones!  Read more [...] Read More

New Shower Matching Older Tile

by Peter Bales | 1st October 2013

These homeowners no longer needed a large soaking whirlpool tub.  Instead they wanted a shower.  The trick was that they liked their tile and wanted to change as little of it as possible.  The new shower would need to look like it wasn’t new and blend with the older tile.  No small order. Usually, when clients [...] Read More

Add Some Color with a Mosaic Glass Backsplash

by Peter Bales | 3rd November 2012

This week I got to help a family west of Spencer, IN brighten up their kitchen.  The job called for installing a new backsplash consisting of some beautiful red glass tiles. If you pick up a kitchen and bath magazine you’ll probably see lots of glass tiles, especially on walls.  Although it’s very popular right [...] Read More

Simple and Beautiful Kitchen Floor Upgrade

by Peter Bales | 1st August 2012

Everyone is different and there’s a tile for every taste.  Some people want exotic stone or interesting patterns with decorative elements thrown in.  These are a blast, but it’s also fun to keep it simple sometimes.  For this tile floor in Spencer, Indiana, (just outside of Bloomington) the homeowners weren’t wanting anything fancy or extravagant.  Honestly, I think [...] Read More

Glass Tile for a Beautiful Fireplace

by Peter Bales | 26th June 2012

I recently had the opportunity to tile this fireplace for an investor who was renovating the home.  The rest of the home would be getting serious upgrades, including raising the roof to add an entire additional master suite.  The fireplace needed a similar facelift and would get some small glass subway tiles to dress it up a [...] Read More

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