A list of participants is included at the end of this article. Make sure to read their posts and get their spin on this year's theme! Read more about the blogfest events in Christine's recent post about Bathroom Blogfest 2011 and our previous Tile Talk post, Gearing Up to Climb Out: Bathroom Blogfest 2011.
Climb Out of a Bad Bathroom with Tile
Tile offers creative solutions for a fabulous bathroom experience each time you climb out of that tub or shower. There is no need for a dismal bathroom because tile is the best choice for both a beautiful and functional bathroom. Tile should be used to climb out of any bad bathroom design because it provides a sanitary surface that is easy to clean, slip-resistance for bath floors and showers, and accommodates any budget.
Hand-Painted Relief Tiles & Vessel Create a Better Bath
We’ll show you how tile keeps re-inventing the bathroom and how you can do more with less. Let us help you re-imagine your bathroom and create a radically improved bathroom experience. Don’t be stuck with a bad bathroom experience, climb out with us and experience some better bathrooms. You’ll enjoy the benefits of better bathroom experience every day because the bathroom is where your day begins. Climb out with us and begin the day's events with a fresh attitude and some super ideas for your bath!
Cement Tile for Bath Floors
Cement tiles provide great designs and limitless color schemes that wear well in any bath floor or wall. Pick a pattern and color you won't become weary of. This traditional pattern in "basic black and white" provides a focal point in an easy-to-use and flexible pallet.
Cement Tile: Ideal for Bath Floors because it is Durable & Slip-Resistant
Cement tile is an ideal choice for a bath because of the natural slip resistance of concrete, even when wet. Another benefit, the tile becomes even more beautiful with time from wear.
Cement Tile for Bath Walls
Colorful cement tile patterns create distinctive and eye-catching accents for bathroom walls and backsplash installations. The color in the patterns can be customized for any decor. You can also create your own pattern and colors for a truly unique design.
Colorful Cement Tile Patterns Offer Jaw-Dropping Beauty
Cement tiles pair well with wood and natural stone - especially when the pattern's colors complement the natural materials that share the space.
The patterns created by the relief cement tiles in alternating colors make a grand statement for this bathroom. This bathroom wall is gorgeous and tiled exclusively in our Hispaniola cement wall tiles. Each cement tiles is handmade and made to order that creates a unique bathroom experience for residential and commercial applications.
Textured Cement Tile for a Bathroom wall
Hispaniola Tile embraces both color and texture
Use Hand-painted Decorative Tile Accents with Field Tile
When it comes to decorative tiles, one of my mantras (and blog posts) is that with Deco Tiles: A Dab Will Often Do! Interior Designer, Lisa M. Smith of Interior Design Factory, showed us how to Get the Most from Decorative Tile. Don't the hand-painted spiral accent dots and trim make a stunning backsplash when paired with the brushed blue and terracotta field tile? Hand-painted decorative and relief tiles allow you to do more with less.
Brushed Blue Field Tile with Sprial Accent Dots & Liner
A Few Hand Painted Tiles Make a Bathroom Backsplash Pop
Group Hand-Painted Decorative Tiles to Create Classic Patterns
Grouping hand-painted tiles in classic Spanish, Moorish, or Portuguese designs creates a classic and timeless look. Barcelona La Merced 6"x6" and 3"x3" deco tiles are paired with a coordinating blue cornice and bar liner to create this bathroom backsplash. The rustic feel is maintained with a painted countertop and hammered sink.
Hand Painted Tiles for a Bathroom Wall
Hand Painted Tiles Embraces both Color and Pattern
Coordinating deco tiles in different sizes add visual interest. Separating them by using a field trim piece helps to define the space and color scheme. Pairing ceramic field tile with hand painted decorative tile is the most cost effective way to create a unique bathroom experience and maintain a tight project budget.
We hope our tile designs help provide inspiration and ideas so you can climb out and build a better bathroom experience.
Don't miss the Twitter discussion, #KBTribeChat, on Wednesday, 10/26/11 from 2pm to 3pm EST. The chat or discussion will be co-hosted by Christine Whittemore and fellow participant Nora DePalma, principal of O'Reilly/DePalma, Atlanta, GA, and Professor Toilet. #KBTribeChat is a weekly Twitter discussion for kitchen and bath industry companies and professionals. This discussion will explore 'Climbing out and rethinking the bathroom.' Information and details are on the Bathroom Blogfest Twitter Chat page and look for the #kbtribechat stream on twitter. Topics to be discussed include:
- sources of inspiration for designing bathroom spaces
- how collaboration helps when rethinking an experience
- end user experience and bathroom design
- likes/dislikes of bathrooms in public spaces
- challenges in designing bathrooms
For more information about the blogfest, visit http://www.BathroomBlogfest.com. Follow Bathroom Blogfest on Twitter @BathroomBlogfes, look for the tag "#BathroomEXP" on Twitter or 'Like' on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BatrhoomBlogfest. Or, contact Whittemore at cbwhittemore@SimpleMarketingNow.com.
Here's a list of this years's participants that are writing about 'climbing out' and the bathroom experience.
|Name||Blog Name||Blog URL|
|Susan Abbott||Customer Experience Crossroads||http://www.customercrossroads.com/customercrossroads/|
|Paul Anater||Kitchen and Residential Design||http://www.kitchenandresidentialdesign.com|
|Shannon Bilby||From the Floors Up||http://fromthefloorsup.com/|
|Toby Bloomberg||Diva Marketing||http://bloombergmarketing.blogs.com/bloomberg_marketing/|
|Laurence Borel||Blog Till You Drop||http://www.laurenceborel.com/|
|Bill Buyok||Avente Tile Talk||http://tiletalk.blogspot.com|
|Jeanne Byington||The Importance of Earnest Service||http://blog.jmbyington.com/|
|Becky Carroll||Customers Rock!||http://customersrock.net|
|Katie Clark||Practical Katie||http://practicalkatie.blogspot.com/|
|Nora DePalma||O'Reilly DePalma: The Blog||http://www.oreilly-depalma.com/blog/|
|Paul Friederichsen||The BrandBiz Blog||http://brandbizblog.com/|
|Tish Grier||The Constant Observer||http://spap-oop.blogspot.com/|
|Elizabeth Hise||Flooring The Consumer||http://flooringtheconsumer.blogspot.com|
|Emily Hooper||Floor Covering News Blog||http://www.fcnews.net/category/blog/|
|Diane Kazan||Urban Design Renovation||http://blog.urbandesignrenovation.com|
|Joseph Michelli||Dr. Joseph Michelli’s Blog||http://www.josephmichelli.com/blog|
|Veronika Miller||Modenus Blog||http://www.modenus.com/blog|
|Arpi Nalbandian||Tile Magazine Editors' Blog||http://www.tilemagonline.com/Articles/Blog_Nalbandian|
|David Polinchock||Polinchock's Ponderings||http://blog.polinchock.com/|
|Professor Toilet||American Standard's Professor Toilet||http://www.professortoilet.com|
|David Reich||my 2 cents||http://reichcomm.typepad.com|
|Victoria Redshaw & Shelley Pond||Scarlet Opus Trends Blog||http://www.trendsblog.co.uk|
|Sandy Renshaw||Purple Wren||http://www.PurpleWren.com|
|Bethany Richmond||Carpet and Rug Institute Blog||http://www.carpet-and-rug-institute-blog.com/|
|Bruce D. Sanders||RIMtailing||http://www.rimtailing.blogspot.com|
|Paige Smith||Neuse Tile Service blog||http://neusetile.wordpress.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||Content Talks Business Blog||http://simplemarketingnow.com/content-talks-business-blog/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||Smoke Rise & Kinnelon Blog||http://smokerise-nj.blogspot.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||Simple Marketing Blog||http://www.simplemarketingblog.com/|
|Ted Whittemore||Working Computers||http://www.kinneloncomputers.com/|
|Chris Woelfel||Artcraft Granite, Marble & Tile Co.||http://www.artcraftgmt.com|
|Patty Woodland||Broken Teepee||http://www.brokenteepee.com/|
|Denise Lee Yohn||brand as business bites||http://deniseleeyohn.com/best-bites|