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Design & DIY

A Library of Ideas

Where do you get your inspiration? No matter what project you’re working on or what stage your project is currently in, we’ve got all the inspiration you need. From early-stage idea gathering, to finding the perfect design, to selecting your grout, our library has something for you. 

Sort by category if you know what you’re looking for—like wood-look, countertop or pool—or just browse through the latest articles. You’ll find tips from the pros, great pictures and discussions about current trends. Go ahead, get lost in the wealth of ideas and info!


Wood Look Tile

Daltile Wood Look Tile Looks Just Like Hardwood With Porcelain Toughness

January 08, 2018

Wood look tile flooring has become one of the hottest trends in the flooring industry today. With the advancements in manufacturing processes, porcelain tile that looks like natural wood is being used in projects large and small. No longer limited to traditional sizes, tile can now be manufactured in what are called planks, or tiles that are rectangular in shape.

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Timeless Subway Tile

January 08, 2018

Subway tile is a sleek, timeless design trend that defined an era. Daltile has one of the largest tile selections for both commercial and residential spaces.

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Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces on countertop and backsplash Countertops

The Low Down on High Style

December 03, 2017

Countertops are the foundation and the focal element in most kitchen and bathroom remodels. Here are a few trends designers will be riding into 2018.

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3 Trendy Tiling Tips for 2017

April 06, 2017

Like most homeowners, you take pride in staying ahead of emerging renovation trends. Your email inbox is likely flooded with home design ideas and tiling tips. With all the information out there, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed. To help get you started, here are three tile trends for 2017 that you shouldn’t miss.

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2017 Bathroom Trends

March 19, 2017

When the bathroom is ready for an update and you don't know where to start, look to the year's trends to define your style. Start collecting some bathroom remodel ideas, then you can create a unique design you'll be happy with through the years. Here are seven trends that will be hot in 2017.

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2017 Kitchen Trends

March 19, 2017

This is the year you've been waiting for-it's finally time to redesign your kitchen. Whether you know exactly what you want or you're just beginning, 2017's fresh designs will help you get and stay on track. Add to that the expertise of Daltile's tile tastemakers and you'll get a gorgeous kitchen this year. Read on to hear about up-and-coming trends for 2017.

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Design Ideas

2017 Insiders Tile Trends Forecast

February 01, 2017

Daltile is looking ahead to 2017 with plans well under way for the tile that fits right in with the hottest trends but is timeless enough to keep your bathroom, kitchen, and everywhere else looking great for years to come.

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Kitchens

3 Stone Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen

September 27, 2016

When looking for a backsplash that will add a signature look to your kitchen, it's easy to feel a little-or a lot-overwhelmed with all the possibilities. Luckily, you can't go wrong with a stone backsplash. Stone is more than just a passing trend. This neutral, universal look is here to stay, and there's a style, color, and type of stone for any kitchen space. Here are three ideas to get your creative juices flowing as you design your new backsplash.

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How to Use Black Subway Tile in Your Kitchen Design

September 27, 2016

Black subway tile is one of those design trends that never goes out of style. It always looks modern, classic, and clean. Dark subway tile also works well with any kitchen style, and can be used to create a bold, dramatic look or a sleek, muted backdrop. Basic black has always been a cornerstone of design, and it can be the cornerstone of your kitchen style, too. Here are some inspirational tips and ideas on how to incorporate black subway tile in your kitchen design.

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Kitchens

Using Mosaic Tiles to Liven up a Dated Kitchen

September 27, 2016

Mosaic tiles can breathe life back into an outdated kitchen. Although installing mosaics is a relatively minor project, it's one that packs tremendous visual punch. But with seemingly limitless options, from glass and stone to porcelain and even metallic mosaics, how do you choose a backsplash design that ties into an existing dated kitchen. Luckily, even if you have retro finishes or an all-brown scheme, today's tile hues venture into vivid territory, can set a serene scene, or land somewhere in between. So if you're not ready to rip out cabinets or install new flooring just yet, here are some decor tips and mosaic tiles to introduce to your kitchen without upsetting its balance.

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Backsplash Ideas

Designing a Travertine Backsplash

September 27, 2016

A travertine backsplash can add an elegant and luxurious touch to any space. Its soft color tones and gorgeous natural beauty provide the perfect backdrop for any design. You can pair it with a design that's neutral overall, or build on it with colorful, bold elements. Either way, you'll be able to create a space that will truly amaze your guests. Here are some inspirational tips and ideas.

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Simple Bathroom Design Ideas to Refresh Your Space

September 27, 2016

Out with the old and in with the innovative. Some simple bathroom design ideas can transform your space in a big way, and who doesn't love a little positive change? Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help you maximize your bathroom's elegance and functionality.

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Tips for Adding Black Granite to Your Kitchen, Bath, and Living Room

September 26, 2016

Black granite, which comes in an array of shades and finishes, is a great way to add a luxurious look to a kitchen, living room, or bathroom. This stone makes for an unbeatable classic interior design element. Here are some tips and inspirational ideas on how to add it to your design.

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Wood Look Tile

Home Decorating Ideas: Using Wood-Look Tile in Wet Areas

June 20, 2016

While real wood floors are still common in residences, many homeowners have discovered the ease of wood-look tile, which can be used in areas where real wood wouldn't hold up, including shower stalls, bathtub surrounds, pool decks, and much more. This material has opened a whole new world in terms of home decorating ideas. Here are some inspirational ideas featuring this innovative new product.

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Design Ideas

Home Decorating Ideas: 3 Marble Fireplace Surround Options

May 02, 2016

Marble fireplaces are not new, and they were particularly popular during the Victorian era. In the days before central heating, fireplaces were intended to keep bedrooms and living rooms warm during the winter. Today, they are still commonly found in living rooms and bedrooms, but fireplaces have become livelier conversation pieces that stem from more in-depth home decorating ideas. Fireplaces also often incorporate different types of marble surrounds to suit different design styles.

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Using Stacked Stone to Add Texture to Your Bedroom

May 02, 2016

Stacked stone isn't just handsomely rugged when used outside or around fireplaces. It also lends rusticity to overly soft settings where complementary materials are needed. Like any room, the bedroom requires textural balance to keep it from appearing flat or lackluster. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you design a standout bedroom space.

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Bathrooms

Bathroom Designs: Pairing a Claw-Foot Tub with the Right Tile

May 02, 2016

The charm of a vintage or retro reproduction claw-foot tub can help to enhance today's bathroom designs. This tub style is romantic, with ornate enameled porcelain knobs and faucets that are evocative of another time. More home owners are rediscovering this type of tub, and whether you retrofit and refinish an older version, or install a new one, it will serve as a practical conversation piece in either your guest or master bathroom. What's more, you can use tile to showcase this classic style.

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Faux Wood Flooring Ideas for Every Room

May 02, 2016

Who says you can't put wood flooring everywhere? When you use faux wood flooring, you can add the look of wood to any room of your home. So whether you want to add warmth to your bathroom or give your kitchen a rustic look, chances are that wood-look tile is a great material choice.

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Bathrooms

Shower Designs Featuring Large-Format Tiles

May 02, 2016

Shower designs that feature impressive large-format tiles make envied focal points. In fact, these bigger tiles have set the standard for bathroom decor higher than ever. However, when you start to think about using oversized tile on your shower walls, you may also start to ask yourself a few questions: How big should the tile be? Which pattern should you use? What do you install on the shower floor and in the rest of the room to pull the space together? Here are the answers to your inquiries and more.

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Bathrooms

Bathroom Designs and Beyond: How to Tackle the Planning Process

May 02, 2016

The planning process for bathroom designs, or any design project or remodeling job, is an integral aspect of an interior designer's role. Your interior designer will provide you with well-thought-out details—from concept and design drawings, to material and finish selection. You can become more involved in the process by reviewing their concepts and looking at sample materials to help you visualize the end result.

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Bathrooms

Reinvent the Traditional Tub Surround with Tile

May 02, 2016

Like most facets of bathroom design, the traditional tub surround has its limitations when it comes to making a contemporary statement. Homeowners looking to set their bathrooms apart in a bold way should look toward tile to accomplish their design goals.

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Kitchens

Kitchen Tile Flooring: Why Wood-Look Tile Is Trending

April 29, 2016

In 2015, wood-look porcelain tile made an indelible impression on the kitchen tile flooring market. So it comes as no surprise that 2016 is all about the staying power of wood-look. Homeowners across the world are opting for the look of wood, plus the easy maintenance of porcelain, when it comes to building their dream kitchen floors. The versatility and longevity of porcelain combined with the natural beauty of wood make this option a home run if you're looking for the perfect tile material.

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Kitchens

Trends in Contemporary Kitchens: Increased Function and More

April 29, 2016

In recent years, contemporary kitchens have gained popularity, with many new designs containing at least some modern elements. New trends toward minimalist living and cleaner lines have been adopted by homeowners who are looking to increase the space and functionality of their kitchens. Here are some trends to consider when designing a contemporary kitchen for your home.

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Wood Look Tile

Faux Wood Flooring: How to Choose and Use This Smart Tile Product

March 28, 2016

Faux wood flooring, namely tile planks inspired by natural wood grains and tones, is a desirable commodity in interior design today. It can be used anywhere that hardwood or laminate can be used, including the bedroom, living room, and dining room, and a few areas where these materials are not appropriate for use, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and entryway.

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