Gala Series Movement from Design and Direct Source

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Design and Direct Source (DDS) is owned and operated by Ann Sacks and was started after her retirement from Ann Sacks Tile and Stone. Jumping back into the same field, she is once again bringing unique product to the developer and design professional. The company is a resource that prides itself on providing the best products at the best prices, as well as creative and timely responses to requests. Continue reading

Exotic Concrete Tile by Nick Gelpi Studio

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Developed by Nick Gelpi Design, Exotic Concrete is an innovative new type of wood-based concrete material with the potential to improve building performance. The Exotic Concrete is made by transforming the wood from the Melaleuca Quinquenervia tree found in Florida’s Everglades National Park. The tree, imported from Australia to drain swampy areas, has become highly invasive and is now threatening the sensitive ecosystem of the Everglades. Continue reading

Vertigo Concrete Tiles from Itai Bar-On

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The Vertigo tile collection is a range of hand-made concrete tiles made with Itai Bar-On’s proprietary technique. This technique creates an illusion of a soft fabric-like material from a material that is actually very hard. Each tile goes through a four step process: casting, extraction, curing and packing. At each of these steps the product is quality control checked as well. Continue reading

Lux Series Travertine and Metallics from Ann Sacks

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The elegant Lux Series from Ann Sacks is comprised of gilded travertine tile that have been leafed in brilliant colors of gold, pewter and silver. The series, which is recommended for all dry interior wall applications, is not recommended for floors due to the possibility of scratching. The Lux Series is pre-sealed and available in 4″ x 12″ field tile and in random-size mosaic tiles. Continue reading

European Union Carpet Tile from Interface

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The good looking European Union carpet tile collection from Interface is all about simplicity, a product that is devoid of any pattern. The carpet instead combines one of three subtle textures with a monochromatic gray palette that complements a range of aesthetics. The tiles are composed of 65% recycled content and are produced in a facility that uses 100% renewable energy. Continue reading

The Illusions Mosaic Collection from New Ravenna

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The Illusions Collection designed by Sara Baldwin and Paul Schatz is one of the newest introductions from New Ravenna. The collection consists of seven mosaic designs hand crafted in natural stone, jewel glass and shell. The designer says that not only can texture be achieved by combining different materials, it can also be implied by adapting classic three dimensional patterns. Continue reading