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Get ready for summer with natural stone.

June 16, 2017 11:40:49 AM EDT

The official start to summer is just days away.  Are your outdoor livings spaces up to the challenge?  , Family BBQ’s, evenings dining under the start, lively outdoor parties and all that summer brings is greatly enhanced by a beautiful outdoor space.

Create an inviting and engaging environment with natural stone and luxury hard surfaces.  It is the foundation for your interior and landscape design vision.  From patio furniture, paint colors, structural elements, outdoor kitchens, poolscapes and all facets of your outdoor settings are influenced by your choice of flooring and countertops surfaces.

When selecting flooring, there are a wide range of natural stones available.  Just introduced into the market and sold exclusively at Marble of the World is Bali Shells Marble.  Adding a charming and inviting component to your design, this alluring natural stone is available in various sizes and finishes; textured finishes for outdoor spaces with complimenting satin and polished finishes for interior environments.

For more contemporary designs, Bianco Palais limestone and the Vesuvius line of porcelain pavers are great options.   Whatever you choose, adding a natural stone and luxury hard will add beauty, function and flare surfaces to your outdoor living spaces for this and many more summers to come.

Marble of the World is South Florida’s premier supplier for contractors, designers, architects and other trade professionals for natural stone and surfaces.  Contact us today to get a quote for your project.

Pictured below - Bali Shells Reef Marble

 

Posted in Trends Marble Travertine Limestone Tile By Magento Admin

Achieving High Design With Contrast.

March 29, 2017 4:40:18 PM EDT

There are many design tools and techniques to help you achieve a high end look.   Once you have your project goals identified and a clear understanding of what you want to highlight or what you want to hide, designing with contrast is a very effective tool.

When we think of contrast we often think of color, but designing with contrast encompasses a whole range of options that goes far beyond just color.  There is contrast of hard and soft textures, shiny and matte reflective surfaces, large and small scale, and contrast of shapes.  But don’t just stop there, think outside the box; the pairing of elegant and everyday objects, modern and traditional pieces, repetition and patterns.  These are all pairings of contrast and when done right can elevate your interior and exterior spaces into high design.

Here is an example of contrast of color, patterns and reflective surfaces.  The Touch line has a unique collection of Italian porcelain tiles that perfectly brings together simplicity in shapes and elegance in color.  

Designing With Contrast - Touch Italian Porcelain

 

Contrast in shape and texture opens up a lot of possibilities.  Here is an example of contrast in color, shape and texture.  The curving lines of the furniture and the contrasting colors really focus the design but the Ital Bar-On feature wall is a show stopper; The polished concrete formed to resemble soft draping fabric is just stunning.

Designing with concrete -  Ital Bar On

 

And finally an example of both contrast in color and scale.  The polished Corsica Cream Marble floors provide the perfect backdrop to this stunning interior space.

Designing with Contrast - Color and Scale

 

Contact Marble of the World to learn more about our full line of natural stone and exotic surfaces.  Our experienced staff are here to assist you in all aspects from product selection to purchase.

 

Posted in Trends Slab Tile Porcelain By Magento Admin

Marble tile just became Thin, Light & Large

August 22, 2016 11:30:10 AM EDT

Marble tile just became Thin, Light & Large.  Until recently, the challenges of large format tile installations were more easily met with the use of porcelain tiles.  However, with the availability of 1.2CM Thin natural stone tile, that’s not true any longer.  New manufacturing techniques and processing systems have allowed large format natural stone tiles to rival the ease and convenience previously held by porcelain.  For those wanting the unique and one-of-a-kind look of natural stone in a large format tile, things just go a whole lot easier and beautiful!

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Posted in Trends Marble Tile By Marble of the World

What's new in porcelain tile

November 14, 2013 9:36:42 AM EST

For many nothing surpasses the luxury, unique qualities and characteristics of natural stone. As no two installations are ever the same, there is something inherently special about using natural stone in your interior and exterior environments. However, for some, the ease of care from man-made products is the deciding factor. For these homeowners, Italian porcelain tile offers the sophisticated aesthetic they desire coupled with the durability and low maintenance they need.

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Posted in Tile By Marble of the World

Checkerboard Patterns

July 10, 2013 11:34:37 AM EDT

Checkerboard patterns have been used for a  millennia and they are as relevant today as they were back then.  Over the years, this design technique has been adapted but as a trend it has never disappeared. 

 

Whether black and white or done in colors, traditional or contemporary, rustic or urban stylish, when done correctly this pattern can work with all design styles.  Seen Right: Traditional Hall by Mountain View Photographers Mark Pinkerton

 

Natural stone is a terrific way to incorporate this design element into your home décor.   Choosing the right size tile is an important factor to consider; 12" X 12’ tiles work really well in kitchens, bathrooms and hallways.  This size allows for the checkerboard pattern to shine without looking too busy.   

 

This pattern works well on a diagonal and to add interest, mix it up by using both diagonal and straight patterns for a more textural look.

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