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Tiles

Tiles

by Olivia Bell Buehl
     
 
Endlessly varied, virtually indestructible, and practically maintenance free, ceramic tiles are the perfect solution to a myriad of decorating challenges. Whether indoors or out, even a modest application of tiles can enliven an environment with vibrant color, graphic interest, and a rich textural element, making them one of a homeowners savviest design

Overview

Endlessly varied, virtually indestructible, and practically maintenance free, ceramic tiles are the perfect solution to a myriad of decorating challenges. Whether indoors or out, even a modest application of tiles can enliven an environment with vibrant color, graphic interest, and a rich textural element, making them one of a homeowners savviest design investments.

Tiles offers a comprehensive introduction to the exciting world of ceramic tiles, whether you're planning to work with a tile contractor or designer or do it yourself, with dozens of innovative tile designs sure to spark your own creativity. Beginning with a survey of the vast array of tile products on the market today and an explanation of the difference between various glazes and manufacturing processes, Tiles provides invaluable guidance on selecting tiles for kitchens, bathrooms, floors, other rooms, and outdoor usage. Stunning color photographs of exceptional tile installations both here and abroad show that tiles can be equally effective used in small doses or in full-dress, floor-to-ceiling treatments.

Also included is a unique design workbook that acquaints the reader with the rudiments of tile installation and care, and offers professional insights into designing beautiful and durable tile treatments. Reproducible design grids and suggestions for tile motifs and patterns show the infinite possibilities of this versatile medium.

From picking the perfect tile to creating custom installations and keeping them in peak condition, Tiles is an inspiring window into the infinite possibilities of ceramic tiles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517799765
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/12/1996
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Olivia Bell Buehl is the former editor-in-chief of Home and Decorating and Remodeling magazines and has written extensively on architecture and design. She contributes to numerous magazines, including Bob Vila's American Home and Home. She lives in Mt. Kisco, New York.

Lisl Dennis is a contributing editor to Outdoor Photographer magazine and the author of The Traveler's Eye and coauthor of Morocco: Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh, Martha's Vineyard: Houses and Gardens, and Behind Adobe Walls, among others. Her work has appeared in such magazines as House Beautiful, Town and Country, Architectural Digest, Country Living, and Travel and Leisure. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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