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TAC’s Tips: Matching The Right Grout To The Right Application

Post by Justin Malloy on 10/16/2017 to 

We know that taking on a weekend re-model can be slightly daunting. While it’s absolutely something that can be accomplished with a little motivation and the right tools, having the right information is the best place to start, wether you’re an experienced DIY’er or this is your first project. This great article from Tile Magazine…

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Room Scene Showcase

Post by Justin Malloy on 09/22/2017 to 

Need a little inspiration? Here’s a great place to start!

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Dayspring Collection – Celestial Blue Glass Mosaic (Samples Available)

Florence Collection – Michaelangelo Turquoise 12″x12″ Glass Mosaic (Samples Available)

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Lunette Collection – Moonlight Gold 12″ x 12″ Hexagon Mosaic (Samples Available)

Luxuria Ivory Mosaic Tile 4″x12″ (Samples Available)

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Customer Showcase – Before and After

Post by Justin Malloy on 08/30/2017 to 

This customer came to us looking to update and invigorate an outdated kitchen backsplash. No demo was wanted or required, only the removal of the existing tile backsplash. After some deliberation, she settled on the classic random linear mosaic look. We just wanted to thank Tammi P. for sending these before and after pictures of…

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Installing A Subway Tile Backsplash For $200

Post by Justin Malloy on 08/17/2017 to 

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to share a great article from our friends over at YoungHouseLove.com!   http://www.younghouselove.com/2017/05/install-subway-tile-backsplash/    Now that you know how, here are a couple great selections available now! https://thomasavenueceramics.com/product/genoa-collection-brick-wood-2-x-4-samples-available/ https://thomasavenueceramics.com/product/geometry-collection-snow-white-brick-2×4-brick/ https://thomasavenueceramics.com/product/contempo-classics-3-x-6-carrara/

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Renovation Inspiration

Post by Justin Malloy on 07/25/2017 to 

At Thomas Avenue Ceramics, we’re always looking for exciting and unique products that will stand out among the throngs of competitors. However, all the unique product in the world won’t help provide a starting point for someone who’s looking to renovate but doesn’t know where to start. We plan to help. Every week we’ll be…

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Installing Your Own Tile? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Post by TAC Design on 07/18/2017 to 

By installing your own kitchen or bathroom tiles, you are saving yourself precious time and money. But, if done incorrectly, DIY jobs can prove sloppy. Before you jump into your ceramic tile installation project, be sure to be aware of some of the most common errors that homeowners make. By avoiding these mistakes, you can…

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How To Spice Up Your Subway Tile Design

Post by TAC Design on 07/14/2017 to 

Subway tiles have been a trendy option for all homeowners recently, their clean design pulling together any kitchen. These tiles are any rectangular tile that has a length twice its height, such as a four-by-eight inch piece. Some of the tiles are a bit less traditional, stretching to two-by-eight inches. While you might be interested…

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5 Beautiful Tile Countertop Ideas For Your Next Project

Post by TAC Design on 06/22/2017 to 

Your kitchen’s countertops are one of the most important components of your kitchen’s aesthetic. Ceramic tile countertops are both durable and beautiful. All you have to do is choose the color, material, and design. Fortunately, there are plenty of creative tile countertop ideas for you to use in your next project. Consider some of these…

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How To Best Maintain Your Bathroom Tile

Post by TAC Design on 06/15/2017 to 

Bathroom tile can be difficult to maintain since your counter, shower, and floor are all at risk for excess moisture. However, with the right cleaning and attention, your tile bathroom countertop and other features can stay in top condition for years to come. Just be sure to follow these maintenance best practices. Avoid Harsh Chemicals:…

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Tips For Choosing Tiles For Your Shower

Post by TAC Design on 06/15/2017 to 

Remodeling your bathroom? Your shower is likely a center point of your design, as shower designs become sleeker and more elegant. While 79% of people are choosing to add glass shower enclosures, what about what is behind it? Selecting the right tile for your shower wall and floor is a delicate art involving several factors.…

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Tips For Installing Glass Tile In Your Next Project

Post by TAC Design on 05/24/2017 to 

Creating the perfect glass tile patterns for your home takes diligence and care. By using the right methods, you can enjoy a stunning bathroom wall, kitchen backsplash, or other design for years to come. Follow these tips for the best possible installation. Paint the wall one color. If you are using tile to cover up…

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5 Backsplash Trends To Boost Your Kitchen Design

Post by TAC Design on 05/18/2017 to 

If your kitchen needs an update, changing your backsplash can do wonders. Kitchen backsplash designs are available in a variety of ceramic and glass tile colors, allowing you to select the best tone for your desired aesthetic. If you’re looking for more specific design ideas, consider these backsplash trends. Metallic Shine: While kitchen design trends…

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3 Types of Bathroom Tiles To Consider When Remodeling Your Home

Post by TAC Design on 05/12/2017 to 

Home improvement is one of the best investments that an individual can make. It has a large return on investment (ROI) and can increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars. Bathrooms, especially, are the most popular home location to improve and remodel. The National Association of Home Builders states that bathroom remodeling…

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What to Know About Buying and Installing Tile Yourself

Post by TAC Design on 05/04/2017 to 

Tiles can be a great way to cement the look and feel of your home — whether it’s with a backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom or a cool tile floor underneath your feet. Subway tiles are a classic choice for use in kitchens and bathrooms and add a sleek, fresh look to the room.…

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Why You Should Include Glass Tile In Your Next Remodel

Post by TAC Design on 04/14/2017 to 

If you are looking to add a style boost to your next home project, consider ordering glass tile. This timeless design option adds a playful yet elegant touch to any room. Remodeling and redesign aren’t just beautiful, they also add value to your home. Even a minor kitchen remodel, for example, has an average return…

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Redesigning Your Pool Tile? Dive Into Elegance With These 5 Ideas

Post by TAC Design on 04/07/2017 to 

Dreaming of long summer days spent lounging by the pool? With warm weather approaching quickly, there is no better time to add a little luxury to your daydream. By planning your pool remodel today, you can be one step closer to sipping cocktails on the deck. Before ordering your tiles to complete your perfect pool…

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5 Tips for DIY Tile Installation

Post by TAC Design on 03/28/2017 to 

You have been envisioning your dream remodeling project for months, and now your new tiles have finally arrived. After laying these new tiles, you will begin to see your design become a reality, pulling together the space. Whether you’re choosing to install ceramic wall tile or floor tile, knowing the basics of DIY installation is…

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5 Kitchen Design Trends to Try in 2017

Post by TAC Design on 03/23/2017 to 

With spring cleaning around the corner, a full kitchen remodel may be on your mind. You’re not alone. A survey by the National Association of Home Builders found that 69% of all client requests were for kitchen remodeling. As flipping your kitchen continues to be a popular way to refresh your home, design trends are…

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3 Advantages to Buying Tile Online

Post by TAC Design on 03/16/2017 to 

If you’re in the midst of a home remodel, there are always lots of moving pieces that require attention and coordination. For many homeowners, the stress of decision-making alone can make even a simple renovation seem daunting or frustrating. But whether you’re remodeling a bathroom — the most requested renovation job in the U.S. by…

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Subway Tile Secrets: 3 Expert Tips For DIY Installation

Post by TAC Design on 02/23/2017 to 

Most homeowners love white subway tiles, especially in the kitchen or bathroom. The effect has a mildly industrial feel, but it’s so clean, crisp, and inviting that it can adapt to virtually any style. Subway wall tile is unique in that it can serve as a neutral background to highlight other features or can be…

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4 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for Your Next Renovation

Post by TAC Design on 02/22/2017 to 

When it comes to renovating your kitchen, new countertops, floors, cabinetry, and appliances aren’t enough. After all of these changes are made, there’s usually something missing. Kitchen backsplashes are hugely popular these days and bring a level of elegance to any kitchen space. They’re gorgeous, customizable, and easy to clean, which is great for messy…

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3 Reasons to Use Ceramic Tile in Your Bathroom

Post by TAC Design on 02/17/2017 to 

For thousands of years, ceramic and porcelain tile have been used in homes and for outdoor use. And despite the fact that ceramic tile installation is a centuries-old practice, it hasn’t decreased in popularity. Porcelain has paved the way for tile to allow for hard surface demand over the past 20 years and today, using porcelain tile…

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10 Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value

Post by Justin Malloy on 01/19/2017 to 

We all try and balance our budgets to get the most out of a home update. Some re-models can cost thousands of dollars, but most don’t have to. there are several simple, fun and easy ways to increase the value of your home, as well as make it look better in the process. All you…

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Customer Project Showcase – New Submission!

Post by Justin Malloy on 12/20/2016 to 

Mary P. from Ohio submitted these great pictures of her completed bathroom remodel! Way to go Mary, looks great!!   Room: Bathroom Products: Chelsea Series  –  https://thomasavenueceramics.com/product-category/mosaics/chelsea-mosaics/ Color: Blue – TACCHBLU1212 Thanks again Mary, and we hope to see other customer submissions soon!

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Customer Project Showcase

Post by Justin Malloy on 12/09/2016 to 

Show Off That Hard Work in TAC’s Customer Project Showcase! After finishing that kitchen or bathroom remodel, its ok to want to show off a little! That’s why we’re starting out Customer Project Showcase! Every month Thomas Avenue Ceramics will help our customers show the world what they’ve accomplished. Seeing is only one facet of…

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