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Beautiful Applications for Marble in the Home

Marble Floor

An elegant metamorphic stone that has been used in construction and décor projects for millennia, marble is considered to be one of the finest and most desirable materials one can use in his home. If you are looking for some inspiration on where to use marble or marble tiles in your home then this discussion of a handful of marble’s home applications may pique your creativity.

Think about how much time you spend in your bathroom on a daily basis, and imagine what it would be like if you could relax surrounded by elegant marble. With marble tub surrounds or an elegant marble countertop, you can stop imagining and start realizing.

Kitchen Backsplashes
A backsplash is the perfect finishing touch to a well-designed kitchen, and tumbled marble is the ideal material with which to create this backsplash. To design a backsplash that you will love and others will notice, opt for a marble mosaic or accent marble tiles with metal or glass.

Fireplace Mantels
If you are looking for a place to lay a fine slab of marble where it will not go unnoticed, consider the mantel of your fireplace. No matter what you decide to adorn the mantel with, the marble tile pattern you have installed above your fireplace will stand out and be appreciated by all who spend time in your living room.

The entryway is the first part of your home that most guests will see when they visit, and it may even be the first room you pass through when you return home from work. If you want to impress your guests and constantly be reminded of the beautiful home that you own, consider laying marble tiles in your home’s entryway.

Now that you know a bit more about the ways in which marble can be used, you may be ready to look at the marble and marble tile options a natural stone supplier can provide you with. To learn more about the finest selection of stone tiles and mosaics in the South Bay area, call Tile Fantastic at (408) 371-6247 or check out our online gallery today!

Get Inspired For Your Home Tile Makeover

Dream Big Message in Golden Sand


Tile is a practical and beautiful material which works well in indoor and outdoor spaces. If you are looking into using tile in your home or business, check out these resources. 

  • Learn about the history of ceramic tile on Designboom, an independent design publication.
  • If you need inspiration for decorative tiling around your pool, check out the beautiful pools of Hearst Castle.
  • Check out this database of historic U.S. tile installation, including the Mayo Mansion Pool House.
  • This Old House offers a quick tutorial on transforming a table using antique tile.
  • For a gallery of creative tile wall solutions, check out Better Homes and Gardens.

For additional information, contact Tile Fantastic to learn more. Call us at (408) 371-6247 today! 

The Benefits of Ceramic Tile in The Kitchen

Tile Backsplash

Ceramic tile has been made by man for 4000 years and has remained popular due to its beauty and durability. While it can be used indoors or outdoors, in any room of the house, it is a particularly popular choice for kitchen walls and countertops, for several reasons.

Ceramic tiles are available in a huge variety of colors and shapes, and can be painted or decorated to add interest to any kitchen. Decorative tiles can often be found enhancing kitchen backsplashes or creating a border around the cooking area. Unlike other types of art, ceramic tiles won’t fade with time and won’t be ruined by exposure to food, drink, or heat, so they are an extremely practical and permanent way to aesthetically enhance your kitchen space.

The durability of ceramic tile is time-tested and can be seen across history and around the world. Tiles created thousands of years ago and discovered in Egyptian pyramids and across the Middle East remain richly colored and decorated. Tiles created today are even more durable.

Ease of Maintenance
Tile is one of the easiest surfaces to wipe down, and is very resistant to staining. It does not generally require special cleaning products, and will not collect dust or germs. Textured tile surfaces or grout are more likely to collect dirt and can become stained more easily than a glossy tile surface. If this occurs, scrubbing the affected surface with an old toothbrush and a baking soda and water solution should remove any staining. Grout may also need to be resealed every few years.

If you’re shopping for ceramic tile in the San Jose area of California, visit Tile Fantastic. We have a great selection, including porcelain, stone, metal, and glass tiles. Our experts can help you enhance any indoor or outdoor space with the use of quality tile. Call us for additional information at (408) 371-6247 today!

How To Choose a Kitchen Style


In this clip, designer Nadia Geller offers tips for creating a style in your kitchen that complements your personal style, the rest of your home, and the exterior of your house. She suggests using details that pull all the rooms in your house together, and incorporating elements you associate with fond memories in the kitchen.

Geller also suggests creating a digital model of your kitchen, so you can try out different styles and colors and see how they look with other rooms in your home. You can experiment with styles for free online without feeling committed to an expensive home makeover in real life.

If you are looking to add elegance and function to your kitchen, consider using tile. Tile Fantastic offers a wide variety of materials, colors, and styles for every room in your home. Contact us at (408) 371-6247 today!

Tile Ideas for Upgrading Your Outdoor Space

Oceanside Glass Eleveations Series


Your home’s outdoor spaces can be a sanctuary for your family and a great place to entertain friends. Tiles are an attractive and durable option for enhancing your backyard, pool, or patio space. If you’d like to transform your outdoor space but aren’t quite sure how, here are some design ideas.

Terra Cotta Tile Patio
Unglazed terra cotta or quarry tiles are a great non-slip surface for outdoor areas like patios and walkways. They have a nice natural look which complements most styles of home exterior. A variety of earth tone colors are available.

Glass Tile or Tumbled Stone Mosaics
Mosaics are a beautiful art form, and can be incorporated onto almost any surface. Glass tiles reflect light, enhancing your outdoor space. Tumbled stone has a unique earthy look, and can create a more subtle effect. Mosaics can be created using a variety of looks, varying from geometric to abstract to figurative.

Metal Tile Accents
Metal tiles are available in a variety of looks. Rustic and heavily decorative metal tiles often make nice accents when paired with tumbled or antique stone. Other finishes can add industrial or contemporary touches to your tile work.

Tiling Around Your Pool and Spa
Tile holds up well when wet, and can be used in beautiful decorative ways around your pool and spa. Installing glass tile is a beautiful way to enhance the sparkle of your pool’s water, while a more matte tile can create a rustic look. Check out galleries of historic tiled pools online for inspiration.

For more design ideas, talk to the experts at Tile Fantastic in San Jose. Our showroom features a variety of creative tile designs. We offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor tile solutions, including ceramic, porcelain, stone, metal, and glass tiles. Give us a call for more information at (408) 371-6247!

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