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Give your home a cool, industrial look with this hot design trend

Give your home a cool, industrial look with this hot design trend.

Love the look of exposed brick, ductwork and metal? Wish you lived in a trendy downtown loft? The rise of industrial design may be the single biggest reason that tiles that mimic the look of concrete have entered the mainstream. Whether they’re honed or polished, they telegraph industrial chic like few other materials can.

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Concrete is the very definition of the industrial look. Polished and colored concrete-like tiles are finding their way into more than just industrial style designs. Softening the industrial style a bit makes it right at home with your family; add a rug, include throw pillows or get overstuffed furniture. Bring in softer art—like one of the impressionists—to balance the industrial with the cushier home and family parts.

Contrasting Elements is a new, Italian porcelain stoneware collection. Going beyond the traditional boundaries between ancient and modern, this new collection skillfully combines the age-old stones that for centuries have graced the floors of prestigious European homes with sections of worn concrete, almost as though to represent the process of aging and maintenance performed on existing surfaces. The result is a fascinating interplay of elements and layers capable of interacting with contemporary architecture.

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This rich palette of colors (bronze, cream, ecru, gray and smoke), finishes and modular sizes (4×12, 12×24, 24×24, 12×48, 24×48) yields original wall and floor layouts. The collection is enhanced by exquisite decors, inserts, borders, mosaic and trimming elements. It is equally suitable for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, public spaces and even outdoor spaces.

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Whatever your style – industrial chic, traditional or more modern – the design experts at Tiles Unlimited are ready to help you design your dream space.

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