May 2014 - Country Floors of America LLC.

Coverings 2014 – Country Floors

The annual Coverings trade show has been a constant in the stone and tile industry for a quarter century. The good folks that organize the event say that, “Coverings is for the industry, by the industry. If tile + stone is your business, Coverings is your show”. As always, we are happy to be a […]

Milano Porcelain Collection

Milan or Milano, if you please, argues its case as the design and cultural capital of Europe. This is over and above the undisputed fact that it reigns supreme as the primary industrial, business and financial city of Italy. Of course, in football (soccer) mad Italy, it is also the home of A.C. Milan and […]

Kitchen Trends 2014 from KBIS

The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show  was recently held in Las Vegas.Here are a few pertinent kitchen trends 2014 from the Country Floors viewpoint:  Quartz – Journalist Rachel Wright, reporting from the event, says that “quartz is the new granite or at least it will be in 2014, according to the annual design survey conducted by The […]

Stone Waterjet Designs 2014

America’s interest in Moorish art, culture and civilization may have been sparked by the publication in 1832 of Tales of the Alhambra, by Washington Irving. The work reflected an extended visit by Mr. Irving to the Alhambra Palace in Granada where he had been granted extraordinary access due to his personal fame as a writer. The notes and […]

Marble and Glass Patterns

The world of interior design cannot seem to get enough of patterning as we open 2014.The appetite appears endless for everything in pattern and shape. There are many diverse elements driving this with some of them being floral, animal, geometric and even preppy schemes. Not to be denied their place at the table are hounds […]

Color Trends for 2014: European Style

The design world never tires of trends and especially not of the new color trends for 2014. We also know from long experience that certain ideas which spring up in the Western European design community work their way across the pond to the USA. One of the early events that indicate color trends is imm cologne, a […]

Ceramic Tile Patterns

  Ceramic tile has the interesting ability to create patterns in quite a few ways. For example: multiple pieces in one or many colors can be used to form the pattern.(above) a graphic pattern can exist on a single piece and then that same piece is repeated as much as space and intent allows.(below) different […]

The Honeycomb Pattern in Tile and Stone

The honeycomb pattern in tile and stone is a decidedly powerful trend. In fact, honeycomb patterns are everywhere in design and perhaps rightfully so given the innate versatility of the shape. Wallpaper patterns, shelving, light fixtures, cabinets, rugs, pillows, fabrics and more all are strutting the honeycomb. Validating this further, the very interesting bloggers at […]

Four Tips for Renovating the Luxury Bath in 2014!

While the kitchen is generally considered to be the focal point of the American home, the bathroom is #1 in terms of renovations and the budgets they command. The National Association of Home Builders will consistently report on  the primacy of the bathroom in remodeling in the many surveys  that they conduct. So here are four tips for […]