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Treat Your Home to Finely Hand-Crafted Tiles That Are Uniquely Yours

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Nov 13, 2018 1:15:09 PM

If you are tired of mass produced finishing materials for your home and you long for something that’s unique and customizable, then hand crafted ceramic tiles are just right for you. Each tile receives the loving care of artisans, dedicated to making beautiful tiles that will adorn rooms of people for years to come. Handmade tiles made in the U.S.A. are specially made with customers’ specifications. Each tile is unique, varying to certain degrees with other tiles from shape to color. And this feature makes them distinctive and special to makers and customers alike.


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Topics: kitchen design trends, kitchen backsplash, bathroom design, Wall Tile, mosaics, Quemere Handmade Tiles, ceramic tile

Beveled Glass Tile Backsplash to Add Style and Interest To Your Space

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Nov 5, 2018 12:33:21 PM

Beveled glass is a design feature that adds dimension instead of being just a flat surface. This additional dimension adds character and a sophisticated effect as a backsplash to your bathroom or kitchen. Beveled glass tile as a backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom really brings a different style or design element to the space, making it look bigger and lighter. A backsplash is an important design aspect to any home.  It keeps the desired area looking clean and beautiful. It also protects the wall from dirt, cooking splashes, grime and soap splashes. Applying glass tiles also has the advantage of easy maintenance. Beveled glass tiles as a backsplash adds dimension, interesting design elements to the room, style and sophistication. Simply put, they make the room look pretty.

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Topics: Glass Tile, Beveled Tile, kitchen design trends, kitchen backsplash, bathroom design, Wall Tile, mosaics

Rectified Porcelain Tiles: Sleek and Seamless Design

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Oct 31, 2018 1:11:07 PM

Rectified porcelain tiles are favored by homeowners, architects and designers for their sleek appearance and seamless edges, perfect for modern and industrial styles which have gained in popularity nowadays.

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Topics: Porcelain, Porcelain Tile, bathroom design, Wall Tile, Floor tile

Best Ceramic Tiles For Your Home Renovation

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Oct 22, 2018 11:02:23 AM

Art is not limited to paintings, sculptures or any art pieces found and sold in galleries and museums. You can create your own piece of artwork by incorporating handmade ceramic tiles into any space in your house, it could be in your master bathroom or kitchen backsplash. The best ceramic tiles are those lovingly made by hand, and hand crafted to incorporated to the color palate that blends perfectly with the space you want to create.

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Topics: Porcelain, Porcelain Tile, bathroom design, Wall Tile, heated floors, Floor tile

Bathroom Porcelain Tiles: Your Best Flooring Option

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Oct 16, 2018 10:22:52 AM

You might have heard it before, porcelain tiles are one of the best options for your bathroom. Yes, they are more expensive than ceramic tiles but there’s a reason they cost more than ordinary ceramic tiles. They are fired up at higher temperatures to ensure they are denser and stronger. They are also resistant to frost and moisture. Bathroom porcelain tiles are suited for in-floor heating systems as they keep the floor warm and toasty on cold mornings. 


Schluter DITRA-HEAT Floor Warming Systems: Combine the beauty and durability of tile with the comfort of an electric floor warming system to bring a touch of luxury into any room of the home.

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Topics: Porcelain, Porcelain Tile, bathroom design, Wall Tile, heated floors, Floor tile

Beveled Glass Tiles: Classic Design That Never Goes Out of Style

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Oct 9, 2018 1:14:46 PM

Beveled glass tiles embody classic design on bathroom walls and kitchen backsplashes. Glass tiles have the distinctive characteristic of reflecting light that makes any room look brighter and bigger. Adding the unique bevel curve on the edge refracts the light, giving additional dimension to the walls and the rooms. Aside from making the room look larger, through creative design, they can also create aesthetic focal points that you can position at different areas.

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Topics: Glass Tile, Beveled Tile, Wall Tile, kitchen backsplash, bathroom design

Granite and Marble Countertops: Finding a Quality Fabricator

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Oct 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Natural stones such as granite and marble are classic design materials for homes, offices or commercial spaces.  They can transform your kitchen or desired area into a glamorous work of art!  Many home owners think that natural stone is pricey compared to other materials. However, what they may not take into consideration is the value it infuses.   Natural stone can boost the value of your home and is far more affordable and accessible then it was a decade ago.   Few other building materials offer the elegance and longevity of natural stone.   Strength, durability, originality, quality and heat retention are a few attributes that make stone such a desirable choice. If a reputable fabricator is chosen and your stone is properly installed, it will last the lifetime of your home. Chances are your tastes will change before the stone needs replacing!

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Topics: Stone slab, Fabrication of countertops, Fabrication, Quartzite, Marble, Marble Countertop, kitchen design trends, Granite, Granite Countertop

Porcelain Tile Trends: Adding Visual Texture to Your Design

Posted by Galleria Stone and Tile on Sep 24, 2018 2:56:48 PM

 Renovating or finishing your home can be challenging, especially if don’t have the energy to be creative or if you only have limited options. You want a style of your own as well as one that gives your home the factor that you have been looking for, like a high resale value should you opt to sell it in the future. Because of the many construction finishing products available today, it’s no longer just a question of what color of paint goes well with the kitchen or bathroom wall or having limited choices of tile color, texture and sizing for your backsplash and flooring. The exciting thing is you now have many options and can play with these choices to come up with something unique and totally you.

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Topics: Porcelain Tile, Interior Design, Wood-Look Tile, kitchen design trends

The Lost Art of Handmade Tile

Posted by Trisha Mattern on Jun 7, 2018 4:38:58 PM

Published by Coastal Connecticut

It’s a ceramic tile collection inspired by art and crafted by hand. The charm of old world carving and design is brought back to life by Quemere Designs. In a new world defined by computers and automation, this tile company has set itself apart by incorporating human touch into each phase of the production process. Hand carved. Hand crafted. Hand painted. Luxury ceramic tile.

Quemere Designs just might be one of the best kept secrets in New England. Based out of Middletown, CT, their 10,000 square foot production facility is tucked inside the Galleria Design Center located at 234 Middle Street. A space where imagination, skill, and wild creativity combine to form tiles that are quite literally miniature pieces of art.

As one of the few ceramic tile companies in the world that can accommodate complete customization of any order, Quemere Designs takes a personalized approach to the design process. Their motto: “If you can envision it, our carver can bring it to life.”

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Topics: Quemere Handmade Tiles, Coastal Connecticut

How to keep warm and SAVE on energy bills!

Posted by Matthew Lamanivong on Sep 14, 2017 12:41:27 PM

Do you always wake up on brisk winter mornings having to step onto a cold floor with your bare feet? Have you been trying to find ways to save on your energy bill?

Surprisingly, heated floor systems can fix both problems. Heated floors were typically seen as a luxury, but now the times are changing. Heated floor systems actually provide more heat coverage by the square foot than your typical baseboard heater. These heating systems, which work especially well for tiled floors, transform your entire floor into your home’s heat source, providing you with efficient and consistent heat. 

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Topics: kitchen, Floor tile, Showers, Cabinets, heated, heated floors, heated tile