Tile & Stone

Add texture to your kitchen or bath with this year's tile and stone product introductions from the 2009 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

-Hello. I'm Linda Eggerrs, editor of Kitchen and Bath Ideas Magazine, and we're here at the Annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show today in the El Dorado Stone Booth. All of us would like a zen-like bath, and it's a great place to use architectural stone and tile. So is the kitchen---- Today, I'm gonna show you some of the tile and stone trends you can use in your kitchen and bath. -I'm here to introduce you to our new, unique wall we call a Gemstone Wall. This is our candle wall and, as you can see, you can incorporate a very unique design with El Dorado in your home quite easily, and it's half the cost and about a third the way to natural stone that gives you that real, authentic masonry look. And obviously, with this unique design with the candles, it brings that nice, natural glow into a really unique spa environment you can create in your own home. -The new tile from Ann Sacks is all about texture. If you want to feel these beautiful tiles for yourself, carvings, large relief patterns, and simple ways designs add depth and texture to a variety of tile styles and material. These metal tiles from Outwater Plastics are actually ceramic tiles wrapped in stainless steel. This makes them easier to install and more affordable. The 8-millimeter-thick tiles are available in 7 patterns and 3 colors---- Black, copper and the classic stainless steel. These architectural glass panels from Hirsch Glass have a stunning iridescent quality that would be a good fit for a kitchen backsplash or a shower enclosure. This stone tile from A&A Global Supply, added to the textured tile, I saw all over the show. This style almost looks like a woven fabric. I think it would be great as an accent piece. What a beautifully subtle way to add texture to your walls. Dell Tile always has a wide variety of beautiful tile, but this year, I was really attracted to their fabric-inspired designs. The Kimona Silk Tile has the look and texture of the fabric, but all of the durability of a ceramic tile. -Oh, if I had a backsplash like this, I'd cook more. And those are my picks for tile and stone.