Category Archives: Tile

DCoop Sourcebook – Crossville Oxide Collection

Ok so I know that we’ve been stressing for years that smaller is better.

But listen.  I’m a size queen.

I love me some Big…..


of Tile. 

What did you think I was going to say?  Get your mind out of the gutter.  I’m going to have to keep an eye on you.

Anyway, so imagine my surprise when what should show up in my email but a big panel of oxidized goodness.  *Insert Blanche DuBois accent* Crossville and their subdivision Laminam (which made a big hit at this year’s Neocon in Chicago) has gone metal.  Or at least it looks like it anyway.  Seven colors, including the creamy Perla, unadulterated Bianco, and the sexy Nero, make up the Oxide Collection of one meter by three meter (approx. 3′-4″ x 10′-0″)  porcelain panels which I must remind you are a mind blowing 3mm thick.  Think of it this way…. one big panel, one little cost.

But remember… it isn’t so much the size that matters.  But what you do with it.

And I’d do a whole lot with this one.

Designer Tip: We all love the look of solid surface wall treatments.  Who doesn’t want an entire shower covered with carrara marble?  But the cost…. it’s enough to break any remodeler’s budget.  Try this instead.  The panels are simple to install, lightweight (so they don’t require any major structural components) and can be installed OVER most substrates including existing wood, tile or painted walls. 

Crossville | Available to the Trade |

If you’re interested in purchasing any of the items featured on the DCoop Sourcebook, shoot us an email.

DCoopMedia was not compensated for this post. Tile me up baby!

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Affordable, high end tile? You betcha says Filmore Clark!

It’s Wednesday. 

I think, dear reader, you already know what that means.  You’re probably right.  In fact if you guessed “he’s still sleeping and probably hung over from one too many gimlets and the fumes from painting his office black and in fact he probably will have one leg hanging over the side of the bed and drool marks on the pillow” then you’re dead on.  I practice a special religion where Wednesday is my sabbath!

So with all that being said I’ve decided to hand the reins of my blog over to the venerable Lee Nicholson of super acclaimed West Hollywood tile showroom Filmore Clark.  She’s a dear friend and I kid you not her showroom makes me want to max a credit card (or three) on tile goodness. Yeah.  Seriously.

If you’re in West Hollywood (or Santa Monica, Pasadena, Long Beach or anywhere within a ten mile radius of West Hollywood) stop in her showroom and say hi.  Make sure you bring a treat for Gladys.

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A Tile for Every Budget

– Lee Nicholson

Designing a new home or a smaller remodel can be frustrating. It is a lesson in patience and making difficult choices. Tile should be fun.  It should be like the jewelry in your room.

I enjoy a challenge. Hearing “Well, I don’t really have a budget for tile” does not dissuade me from helping a client design a bath or kitchen they will love.  If money were not the object it would be easy, right?

It may seem unlikely to most but one really can find well priced and beautiful tile to fit almost any budget. Don’t shy away from the perceived “high end” showrooms. Engage the design associate in a real conversation and you just might find something spectacular for your project.

Enjoy the search!

Surprise!  Following are a few tile choices that are surprisingly affordable and add quite a punch per dollar spent.

BlueSlide engraved tiles at 6×6, custom glazed from a pallet of over 25 colors.  Use as a border mixed with solid color tile and voila!  A great focal point in a shower or backsplash

Retail $36.00 per square foot

ClayHaus has a unique and extensive pallet of colors.  Sizes range from 1×4, 2×4 and 4×4.

Retail $25.00 to $34.00 per square foot

Kaleidoscope glass mosaics can be used as an overall field or cut into borders for just a touch of pattern and color.  Mesh mounted sizes include 1×4, 1×6, 2×8 and several other size.

Retail $28.00 per square foot

By the way – all of the products shown above are made in the United States to your specifications to make the possibilities endless!

Filmore Clark

607 West Knoll Drive, West Hollywood California 90069

Web:    Twitter: @filmoreclark

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