Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Giving a room a glow

I always enjoy researching and looking up new and interesting ways of building houses and interior design, especially on our travels. We were in Washington DC in the summer of 2008 for a family gathering and a wedding and I noticed that a lot of the newer houses there had some something called Travertine tiles installed. Travertine is a natural stone that comes from southern European countries like Italy, Greece and Turkey. The stone has a smooth and creamy texture.

Travertine has been used to build several important buildings in history, with the Coliseum being the most famous one built with it. Apart from Travertine, Accent Glass Tiles can also add to the architectural detail and design. These are a good alternative to ceramic tiles, although the cost is slightly more. Glass Accent tiles are also great for small spaces since they give a "glow" to a room, as they add depth and make the area luminous. These tiles score high marks for durability so offer good value for money.

5 comments:

Deb said...

When watching HGTV, all the homes they redo put this in now. It's nice, but still not my favorite...expensive too!

Shalini said...

Thanks Deb! Thanks for the info. I really miss watching all those redecorating shows on HGTV.

Patricia Torres said...

Hey.. Shalini.. I normally catch all the HGTV stuff on thier website.. its pretty good!!

This is an informative post... The stuff is really expensive though compared to normal!

Gillian said...

Popping in with my hello! I may tile something, hopefully soon so I'll put this in my file, thank you!

Shalini said...

Patricia, That's such a good idea....I must do that too.

Gillian, hello there!