4 sleek flooring trends for your bathroom




Tiny bathroom? No problem. This translates to a big budget for a small space. You can choose from the most expensive materials, an option you can’t make use of in your other living spaces. Lavastone, for instance. Bought from the volcanic slopes from Italy and France, hardened lava adds so much depth to the bathroom and being both water and stand-proof—is functional too.

Inventive Tile Lay Patterns


There are three steps to this: Firstly, opting for rectangular tiles rather than square ones. Secondly, integrating 2-3 different colours of tiles (not more, not less). Finally, tiling them in a slanted manner in place of usual horizontals.

The colour combinations of these rectangular tiles and choice of tile is completely at your discretion. Make use of unique lay patterns, for they instantly uplift an average bathroom to its slightly more eclectic version.

Eco-friendly Floors


Sustainable architecture is so much in demand. From the use of sustainable raw materials in miniature home accessories to the bricks in mammoth architectural projects, eco-friendly home trends have become common.

It then seems only apt to use eco-friendly materials for our bathroom floors. Functionality need not be of question, however, because there are durable flooring materials that happen to be eco-friendly too!

Linoleum or cork are two such materials (both water-proof and durable) and are very different from each other. Incorporate one of them into your bathroom’s wet (shower) area. The difference in texture from when you step onto the bathroom’s dry and wet areas will pack in a neat punch.

Solid Prints


Offering a long-term solution for people who love exuberant prints (like large florals or zebra stripes) but eventually tire of them, the solid print consists of your favourite print alongside a complementary shade of colour.

Bring this simple design technique onto your bathroom’s floors by combining delightful printed tiles with neutral ones. This will liven your bathroom and keep it grounded, at the same time.


Laing O’Rourke sells precast flooring arm for £20m

Laing O’Rourke has sold its Bison hollowcore precast concrete flooring business to materials group Forterra for £20m.


The deal includes a five-year commercial agreement for Forterra to supply hollowcore and other precast products to Laing O’Rourke.

Bison Manufacturing is based around a highly-automated manufacturing facility located at Swadlincote, Derbyshire, which was opened in 2006.


But recently the Swadlincote plant (pictured above) has been operating at little more than 50% capacity utilisation, leaving it running at a £1m loss on revenue of £23m.

Laing O’Rourke’s net book value for the business assets stood at £10m.

Earlier this year, Laing O’Rourke sold its Bison pre-cast business in Scotland to FP McCann, which ranks among the UK’s largest manufacturers of precast concrete products, employing around 1,500 people.

Forterra said the deal created an immediate opportunity to take a leadership position in the UK precast concrete market, while also expanding its currently capacity-constrained business.

The Swadlincote plant is the largest and most technically advanced hollowcore manufacturing facility in the country with over £50m invested in advanced production in recent years.

The site includes a specialist precast facility capable of producing a wide range of bespoke precast concrete products.

Forterra chief Stephen Harrison said: “The acquisition is a unique opportunity to transform Forterra’s precast business in terms of scale and capability.

“We are acquiring well invested assets while at the same time solving the capacity constraints on growth within our own business. We gain a well-respected brand and will attain a market leading position as we look to grow the combined business.”

Forterra expects to generate a return on its investment in excess of its cost of capital by 2019 through efficiency improvements, proposed consolidation of production between sites.


Foundry seeks to replace carpet, flooring

Replacing the carpet

REYNOLDSVILLE — The carpet and flooring in The Foundry in Reynoldsville is experiencing some wear and tear.

Judy Dickerson, center director of The Foundry, is seeking to do something about it.

According to Dickerson, the carpet is worn and soiled, and the laminate floor is chipping and coming up in places.

She noted that an effort is underway to raise money for new carpeting and a new floor.

The fundraising includes a lasagna benefit dinner that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23.

The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children six years old and under. There will be a carry-out, which is a dollar more.

According to Dickerson, a well-known Italian cook, Judi Anderson of Brookville, will make the meal.


Wave – Wooden Flooring Collection


Inspired by non-rectified planks of Nordic Countries. Wave is a creative pre-finished European Oak flooring inspired by non-rectified planks typical in Nordic Countries that in the past used to be laid respecting the irregular and natural trunk shape.

The look of the wavy planks, the three elegant colors (black, grey, white) and the alternating of supernatural Matt and high Glossy finishes, make the wood flooring so new and modern. It’s a high sophisticated parquet, where the combination of colors and refinements emphasizes the wavy lines on the floor, almost like an optical effect.



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Wing Flooring Tile by Bolon


During 2013 Bolon launches Wing – a flooring tile that allows architects and designers to combine several of the company’s collections and elevate them to a new level. Wing, which is part of Bolon Studio, facilitates new dimensions for large and small interior design environments. The strong architectural form interacts elegantly with interior design elements and building details. The results are striking – the new format reenergises each collection with all new characteristics – especially in combination with one another.



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Ways to Protect Tile Flooring: Seal Grout

tile flooring Ways to Protect Tile Flooring: Seal Grout

Are you worried about the stains that affect ceramic tiles, making your floor looking gross? We have some tips for you to revamp your tiled surface immaculate and fresh.

Most of the tiles have a glossy surface that will resist itself from getting stained. Problems arise with the grout that fills the gap. As the grout is made of porous material, it can absorb dirt quickly. There are more chances for the grout to get stained with time. If you are freshly laying out the tiles, go for a special stain-proof grout. Or else, do not forget to apply clear sealers on the grout to prevent staining.

If your grout has not yet grabbed dirt, you can apply sealers. For that, you need to mix a mild bleach solution in a bucket to clean the grout lines. Use old tooth brush to clean the grout lines with bleach solution. After cleaning, rinse off the residue bleach thoroughly with water. Dry it efficiently before applying the clear liquid sealer. You can buy sealers from home improvement stores, along with a built in applicator. Try and select the appropriate applicator roller size that suits your grout lines. Apply the sealer smooth and neat and allow it to dry.

If your grout lines are already stained, you can choose for the grout stain pen for a uniform coloring of stained lines. The grout stain pen has a sealer mixed with a variety of colors that can give a uniform shade to the grout lines.



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Tile flooring for bathrooms to rejuvenate your senses

In case of bathroom floor tiles, their resistance to water and stains is the most important factor you should consider. There are loads of ceramic tile options for bathroom floors — use floral designs, different colored tiles for borders, crisscross patterns and any other inventive form you come up with. Remember that you can use the soft and gentle tones to give your bathroom a lovely romantic and laid back appeal, while solid or bold tiles will make sure that everything is soaked in contemporary style.
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Tile flooring for bedrooms


Wood bedroom tiles for a modern look

Your bedroom is your very own, personal heaven — so you may want to experiment a bit. Don’t go for anything that looks too bright and dashing. It might work well with your current mood but could fall out of favor very soon. Opt for colors and shades that are soothing and relaxing. Natural stone tiles are generally preferred as they tend to bring this elegant and luxurious feel. Prefer a shade that goes along with your theme and use various layout patterns to mix and match.


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Tile flooring for classy kitchens

For decades, tiles have been part of many kitchens, but the latest trend has saw us moving from the monotonous ceramic tiles and opt for fancy Linoleum and bamboo floor tiles. They are both highly cost-effective, easy to maintain and clean and on top of these all, they offer a certain sense of eco-friendly feel. Of course, you can still go with the painted ceramic tiles that come in hundreds of designs, but remember that they’re not cozy in winter especially if you live in a colder area.


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Tile Flooring Design Ideas For Every Room of Your House

tile flooring for every room of the house Tile Flooring Design Ideas For Every Room of Your House

Designing your home and transforming it into this vivacious and beautiful abode that charms everyone with its unique and timeless look, could be a daunting task. Everyone around you has ideas, but what matters most is the vision and dream that you have for your own place. Achieving this perfect appearance depends on a wide variety of factors and while the themes, colors and décor that you choose are equally important, what most people seem to forget is flooring.

There was a time when choosing a tile meant picking one of the few ceramic designs available in the market. Times and technology have ensured that today there is a wide assortment and varied choices to choose from.

One of the biggest advantages of tiles is that you get to pick a design and the shade of your choice, no matter how extravagant it is. The current trend also ensures that they are not just limited to your kitchen and bathrooms anymore.

Living room tile flooring

The living room is where you welcome your guests, meet family members and friends. Our advice is to stick to ceramic flooring that is neutral, yet elegant. On the other hand there are carpet tiles offer plenty of room to improvise, but sticking to the classic designs and classy format serves you well. There are also porcelain tiles that look strikingly like real wood and are far more durable and moisture-resistant. Pick one of these if you really want a refined appearance.



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