Stone & Tile Design Blog2019-06-10T18:31:06+00:00

Modern Terracotta Tile

Any valuable discussion about Modern Terracotta Tile has to begin with a baseline of knowledge on terracotta in general. Let’s go! What is Terracotta? At Country Floors they never get tired of passing on information about modern terracotta tile. Here we go again. Terracotta, in the simplest of terms, means “baked earth.” There are two significant [...]


Tuscan Bluestone – Past, Present, Future

Tuscan Bluestone springs from the verdant hills of Italy. A uniquely inspirational stone that has driven creative imaginations from Michelangelo & Brunelleschi to present day architects. THE PAST We share our past with Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, the Renaissance, the City of Florence, the region of Tuscany, and the proud culture of Italy. A time when the [...]


Colorful Bathroom Plans

We often consider our design ideas and subsequent plans by taking a room to room approach. There is certainly a logic to this when many spaces are involved, for example, in a new construction scenario. It is also fundamentally necessary for renovation situations. So here, on the first day of winter, let’s brighten things up [...]


Long Narrow Tile Shapes

Now that the calendar begins its cycle of renewal, our thoughts turn to a few stone and tile trends that we believe will continue to be as relevant in 2018 as they were in 2017. There is no question that long narrow tile shapes is one of them. The typical 4" x 8" paver shape and [...]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2018

Last week came the announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018. That color is “Ultra-Violet 18-3838” and it certainly represents a radical departure from last years “Greenery”. As indicated by the image at the top of this post, via Pantone, the quasi-cosmic feel is hard to miss. In making the announcement, the renowned international [...]

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Country Patterns in Tile

The old joke is...."what is Thanksgiving called in England”?  The clever answer being: “Thursday”. That is, in general, globally true. Be that is it may, tomorrow is my personal favorite in terms of holidays. There are a wide variety of reasons for this, but given the big four of Fall, Football, Food, and Family who [...]

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