Posts Tagged ‘silver leaf’
Q: Hello Bob,
I love the Contessa tile. I am thinking about using the tile in my kitchen as a backsplash but I am wondering if it can withstand the heat and any acid ingredients. How is it sealed and could the silver leaf peel off?
A: Great question Karen!
Contessa is one of our most popular collections and the silver leaf finish is so unique. The Contessa Metallic finish tiles are pre-sealed. For sealing the grout or resealing the tiles use only water based sealers. These tiles are great for kitchen backsplashes but not directly behind a cooktop. Stainless steel or another, more heat resistant, tile would be appropriate. For cleaning: Non abrasive, pH balanced cleaners, and a soft sponge.
The Bathroom. Since the age of the Greeks and Romans, the bath has played an important role in the regeneration of the human soul. The heroes of ancient times bathed in warm water so as to regain their strength and invincibility and palaces throughout Greece have been uncovered with elaborate ceramic bathtubs and areas that were solely dedicated to bathing. In Rome, imports from around the world gave awareness to ointments, incense, combs, and mirrors. I can’t even begin to imagine what secrets Cleopatra’s bathroom might have held. In modern times, the bathroom, restroom, powder room, or at home spa is, next to the kitchen, one of the most important rooms in our homes. For this weeks “Put a Pin in It” we give you some of our favorite pins from our board, “Beautiful Bathrooms”.
In the world of tile design, where most everything is some sort of square or rectangle, any interesting shape stands up and gets attention. Such is the case with “The Arabesque”. It’s roots are embeded deep in the history of Arabic and Moorish decoration. Elaborate ornamental designs and geometric motifs grace the architecture of these lands and conjure up exotic environments of heady spices and perfume. It’s no wonder that this shape has found it’s way into the current design of today. It can be found in everything from fabrics to iphone covers, lamp shades to shower walls, and is quickly edging out the subway tile as the back splash de riguer. Perhaps these images can entice you to create a bit of the exotic right in your own backyard.