News

New Trends, New Products: Throwback Styles and Creative Innovations in Tile

New Trends, New Products: Throwback Styles and Creative Innovations in Tile

Classic bathroom mosaics and Victorian entryways are trending strong as the high demand for handmade aesthetics continues in this design revival era. As installation becomes easier with new tools, large format tile also grows in popularity; larger tile = less grout lines = more calming space to come home to. These trends are likely to outlast 2019.

Read the rest of entry »

Covering’s 2019 Tile Trends Report: Art Deco Glam to Retro Color Collections

Covering’s 2019 Tile Trends Report: Art Deco Glam to Retro Color Collections

Covering’s 2019 boasted an impressive 26,000+ attendees for being only a three day trade-show, as well as 9 miles of tile and stone products and 11,000 exhibitors. But, if you weren’t able to attend this year’s Coverings conference in Orlando, don’t stress, we’ve got you covered! From pops of glam to the revival of retro botanicals, here we’ll go over some of the major takeaways from the largest tile and stone expo in North America.

Read the rest of entry »

Design Trends: How Removing Upper Cabinets Can Enhance Kitchen Tile Design

Design Trends: How Removing Upper Cabinets Can Enhance Kitchen Tile Design

Surely by now, you’ve seen it on every pin board and at the top of every home design search on Pinterest. The muted pastels, vibrant patterned floors, and sleek lined cabinet doors without hardware or detailing, but something is missing… where are the upper cabinets? Perhaps you saw the single floating shelf neatly displaying a few glass jars and a painting, or you saw the absolute lack of anything from the counter all the way to the ceiling. And you were completely perplexed. How could anyone consider a kitchen without upper cabinetry to be a functional kitchen?

Read the rest of entry »

Now available at Tile X Design: Trendy and Trusted Italian tile by Tonalite

Now available at Tile X Design: Trendy and Trusted Italian tile by Tonalite

Trending and Traditional Tile Options Tile X Design is pleased to announce the addition of Tonalite to our brand offerings, thus providing our clients some of the widest ranges of design-forward tile collections coming out of Italy. As one of the most respected in the industry, they’ve been a manufacturer of craftsman style ceramic and porcelain tiles since 1974.

Read the rest of entry »

Spec Local, Spec Smart: Why you should buy tile from a dealer instead of online

Spec Local, Spec Smart: Why you should buy tile from a dealer instead of online

We are seeing more Minnesota design professionals go to the internet for product selections and samples. This has led to specifications written to the benefit of out-of-state suppliers who are not even authorized to promote the products in our state. These designers may be saving a little time today, but they are, unwittingly, creating extra problems for the owners and contractors on their project.

Read the rest of entry »

Design, Innovation, Style: Interview with Tile x Design Owner Dan Emmel

Design, Innovation, Style: Interview with Tile x Design Owner Dan Emmel

As we launch our new website, we thought it might be fun to interview you about TXD, and current events and issues in the tile industry. You founded TXD in 1990, and since then it has become an established leading ceramic, stone and porcelain tile importer and distributor for Minnesota. Can you talk a little bit about your early days?

Read the rest of entry »

All Contents © Tile By Design . All Rights Reserved. - Terms & Conditions