Floor Tile: After you make the decision on tile versus wood – you might do wood in the kitchen because it’s warmer, easier to stand on and often ties into the open floor plan that includes a great room – you start to think about use, wear and visual impact. 1. Natural stone: The pattern is natural and is typically pretty varied. It can hide dirt very easily because no 2 pieces looks the same. It can be softer than a man made material but if installed correctly shouldn’t effect the integrity of the floor. The color of natural stone also works really well with other natural materials such as granite or marble tops. Mother Earth tends to make a really good color palette. 2. Man made: 1. Ceramic is typically less expensive and has the color on the surface only. 2. Porcelain is fired harder and hotter making it stronger (large tiles work much better in Porcelain). It also is a thru body color material, that negates the need for bull-nose pieces and allows a cleaner installation. What do you see as a current trend with floor tile in regards to shape and color? We […]
Tackling a kitchen remodeling project may leave you feeling like a contestant on Survivor. Like you’ve been dropped in the Australian Outback with one luxury item and a team of strangers! Showers and home cooked meals are scarce and voting out a few tribe (or family!) members may sound appealing. In this case you aren’t competing for $1 million in prize money. You’re vying for a beautiful new kitchen with your sanity still intact!
Here’s the way to play the game to win.
Karr Bick went through its own remodel of sorts. After many years of wanting to remodel our website we finally took the plunge! We hope you enjoy it and come back often to check out our latest projects and all of the brilliant things that we have to say in our new blog.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to our work. If you are ready to explore the possibilities, come by the showroom or send us your information. Let’s figure out together, how we can make the difference in your project.