In How To Design With White Tile: Inspiration From Fort Myers, I shared with you three concepts to help bring to life what's possible when you take one concept - white tile - and create a design with it by adding another tile.
In this article, I share with you four tile designs which focus on what's possible when you combine stone and marble in the design.
How to Create Tile Designs with Stone and Marble
The team in Fort Myers came together to create four tile concept boards using stone and marble.
After all, when you're looking to transform your home with a new backsplash design or new floors or walls, you can easily become overwhelmed with the choices available at Tile Outlets of America. Concept boards help you consider design possibilities. They take different products - say stone or marble tile - and combine them with others such as mosaics or medallions or other stone and marble tile sizes. Concept boards help you visualize how to create beautiful designs with the individual tile products.
In this case, you'll find four examples that mix colors and textures together to create dynamic stand-out looks with stone and marble.
A special note - the four associates you'll meet below have extensive experience in the industry and have many more design ideas to share with you!
Creating Tile Designs: Combine Tumbled Stone with a Fleur 12x12 Medallion and Onyx Tumbled Stone Mosaic
Ray Bini has been a sales associate with Tile Outlets of America in Fort Myers since January 2004.
Ray created his concept board using 4x4 Valencia Tumbled Stone (SKU: 305577). He created a center focus piece with a Fleur 12x12 Medallion (SKU: 301785) consisting of a combination of emperador, beige and yellow stone which he bordered with Onyx Tumbled Stone in a 5/8" mosaic (SKU: 305017). He used creme colored unsanded grout.
The Onyx Tumbled Stone 5/8" mosaic is a 12x12 sheet that can be cut up into strips to use as a border around the decorative medallion. You can use as many rows of stones as you like to create the look you prefer.
The decorative Medallion comes in 3 other designs which all look beautiful as a backsplash design or in a bathroom shower wall as an accent piece:
Great job, Ray, on using three different classic stone types and putting them together to create an elegant piece to use anywhere in your home.
Creating Tile Designs: Combine Wood Vein Grey Marble with Glass Blend Staggered Mosaic
Jim Palmer has been a sales associate in the Fort Myers location since January 2010 and always has the smile you see below in the photo on his face.
Jim took a beautiful Wood Vein Grey Marble in a 4x8 (SKU: 305629) and paired it with a Glass Blend Staggered Mosaic (SKU: 151083). He used oyster colored unsanded grout.
The Wood Vein Grey Marble is available in 3x6, 4x8, and 12x24.
The wood vein grey marble is really stunning. The wood veining adds movement and character to the tile.
The glass blend mosaic paired with this item also includes wood vein pieces with glass and tie the look together beautifully.
I just love this clean, powerful look that Jim has created!
Creating Tile Designs: Combine Silver Travertine Tumbled Stone with Menagerie Salon Mosaic
This next concept board is brought to us by Dennis Werley who has been a sales associate in the Fort Myers location since July 2012.
He comes to us with years of experience as a tile installer in the field.
Dennis created a concept design using 4x4 Silver Travertine Tumbled Stone (SKU: 304287) and combined it with Menagerie Salon 1x1 mosaic (SKU: 151085) which comes in a 12x12 sheet. He cut out an 8x8 section to create the center section of his tile design concept board and added a Silver Travertine 0.4" Mini Bullnose (SKU: 300234) to border the center. He used silver colored unsanded grout.
This creates a finished look to the centerpiece and outlines the design.
(The Menagerie collection comes with other design choices to select from so you can create this same look with other Travertine stones.)
To give this another design element, Dennis took 3x3 sections of the same stone decorative mosaic and inserted them into the center of Travertine frames.
Great job, Dennis, on utilizing the entire 12x12 sheet of mosaic and implementing it in this design.
Creating Tile Designs: Combine Cappuccino Polished Marble with Michelangelo Polished Mosaic
This brings us to Hernan Zuniga who has been a sales associate in Fort Myers since February 2012.
Hernan took a classic Cappuccino Polished 3x6 marble (SKU: 304845) and used it as the focal point of the design in a backsplash tile design concept.
To finish this classic look he added the Michelangelo 1x2 Polished Mosaic (SKU: 305599), taking two rows of the 12x12 mosaic which he carried along both sides of the design. Hernan used antique colored unsanded grout.
The Cappuccino Polished bullnose (SKU: 300826) finishes the top and bottom of the design which continues with another size format of polished marble. Finishing the look top and bottom of the backsplash is Cappuccino Polished 2x2 Mosaics (SKU 304843) which come in 12x12 sheets. (Here's a link to all of the products in the Cappuccino Polished Marble collection.)
Polished materials are great to use in bathrooms as well as kitchen areas.
Hernan, thank you for showing us how you can combine a dark and light polished marble and create a bright and exciting look.
Four Different Examples Showing You How To Create Tile Designs with Stone and Marble
So there you have four different concept boards which combine stone and marble to create beautiful eye-catching designs for your home:
- Tumbled Stone with a Fleur 12x12 Medallion and Onyx Tumbled Stone Mosaic
- Wood Vein Grey Marble with Glass Blend Staggered Mosaic
- Silver Travertine Tumbled Stone with Menagerie Salon Mosaic
- Cappuccino Polished Marble with Michelangelo Polished Mosaic
We encourage you to stop by Tile Outlets of America in Fort Myers to see these beautiful boards in person and meet their creators. Let our expert sales associates share with you their love for and extensive knowledge of tile and stone to help you come up with just the right design for your forever home.