Our Flickr…New & Improved

 

 

 

You Asked…We Listened

We receive tons of great feedback on our Flickr but searching through tile collections photos was not up to snuff. Based on viewer feedback, we redesigned our Flickr to offer better search capabilities and provide more inspiration. Some of the new categories only have a few tile collections in them but we are adding more every week. We think you’re going to love it. Drop us an email at pictures@tilesunlimitedny.com  and tell us how we’re doing.

 

 

View Wood-Look Tile Collections here.

View Stone-Look Tile Collections here.

View Wall and Subway Tile Collections here.

View Bathroom Fixtures and Accessories here.

View Marble-Look Tile Collections here.

View Glass and Metal Tile Collections here.

View Brick-Look Tile Collections here.

View Metal-Look Tile Collections here.

View Fabric-Look Tile Collections here.

View Concrete-Look Tile Collections here.

View Natural Stone Tile Collections here.

View Contemporary Tile Collections here.

View Outdoor Tile Collections here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Tile & Vanity Specials

 

 

 

Vanity of the Month…35% Off!

At full price, Aberdeen vanities are a bargain. At 35% off, they’re a steal. Choose from 5 sizes (24″, 30″, 36″, 48″, 72″) and 3 colors (espresso, grey, white). Ask about the matching mirror. Standard features include solid wood construction, Carrara marble countertops, porcelain undermount sinks, soft closing doors/drawers, and brushed nickel hardware. The units come assembled and with 3 faucet holes pre-drilled. Just add a faucet and you’re good to go.

 

Sorrento Gris at 63% Off And More…

Beautiful 18×18 porcelain floor tile that looks like travertine with outstanding color variations.

Take 37% off the regular price of Icon, a 12×24 concrete look tile in black and grey. At 50% off, our Ksim 6×24 porcelain tile in graphite will dress up any walls. Check out the short movie above to see all our monthly specials.

 

 

More Deals!

Visit our indoor parking garage for more tile deals starting at only 79¢ per square foot. We have several wood-look tile collections at under 2 bucks per square foot. You’ll also find tons of BARGAINS and bathroom fixtures floor models at tremendous savings.

 

Quantities limited; while supplies last.

We Have a Name!

 

 

 

A huge thank you to all the entries in our Blog With No Name Contest.  We received some fantastic names from employees, clients and social media followers. Our favorite was the Tile High Club but sadly there is another tile company using that name. We ended up voting on a winning name from one of our employees. Since employees were not eligible to win the prizes, we awarded the prizes to the second place entry.

 

Arlene M. from Queens came up with Grout Lines for her entry. We loved the entry but is fell short by only 2 votes. We are pleased to award the $50 Tiles Unlimited gift certificate, t-shirt and sweatshirt to Arlene.

 

Without further ado, the name of the Tiles Unlimited blog is…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us know what you think of the new name.

Versace Marble…A Sneak Peek

 

 

A Tiles Unlimited Exclusive
Coming in September

 

The design house of Versace has long been a pioneer in the world of fashion and it now turns its attention to interior design. The Versace Marble collection has been designed to create a warm, enveloping atmosphere for elegant rooms, giving the space a classic touch that will remain timeless for years to come. This Italian porcelain collection dresses the heart of the home with functional creativity, from the living room to the bedroom. Three large-format sizes, a sophisticated color palette of six shades of rare stones with bright accents of onyx, a wide range of mosaics with an optical effect, special pieces and precious décors, make Versace Marble a collection for new and creative uses, just waiting to be discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned…

Meet the Contractor – Grimes Carpentry

 

This is the third in an occasional series on contractors/tile installers that do business with Tiles Unlimited and have proven themselves as professional, reliable and accountable. If you have any questions, require additional information or wish to discuss hiring them, please scroll down to the bottom for how to contact the contractor.

Meet Ernie Grimes, owner of Grimes Carpentry. Click here to see a photo gallery of their work.

 

Q: Tell us a little about yourself and your business.

A: I started Grimes Carpentry in 1982 doing mostly exterior renovations. We gradually moved into doing interior renovations and it remains the bulk of our business. We are proud that our customer base has been mainly acquired through referrals.

Q: What geographic area(s) does your company serve?

A: We serve customers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Bronx as well as Nassau County. We are licensed in both New York City and Nassau County.

Q: What type of jobs does Grimes Carpentry specialize in?

A: As mentioned, we specialize in interior renovations and repairs; everything from tiling to woodwork and everything in between.

 

 

Q: How did you get started in the contracting/tiling business?

A: I’ve always had an interest in building things with my hands and was lucky enough to make a career of it. Part of completing kitchens, bathrooms and flooring is to be skilled in all aspects of the job and to know where to get the best supplies that are specific to each customer’s needs.

Q: How long have you been a Tiles Unlimited client?

A: We’ve been a satisfied Tiles Unlimited client since they opened in 2004.

Q: Why do you recommend that your clients shop at Tiles Unlimited?

A: They offer a large selection of tiles where customers can really find what they are looking for. Their prices are customer friendly and their Tile Consultants (especially Alex and Francesca) provide superior customer service.

Q: What should a homeowner consider when they are in the process of selecting an installer/contractor?

A: Always look for a licensed and insured contractor who can also provide several references and is well known to their customers. Ask them for pictures of their completed jobs.

 

 

Q: What are some of the current product and installation trends you are seeing?

A: We’re seeing more and more large-format tiles (tiles greater than 15″), intricate designs, glass tile and brighter colors.

Q: Describe one of your favorite tile and stone installation projects and why you liked it so much.

A: We recently renovated a bathroom for a client with mobility issues. We removed the bathtub and installed a tiles shower that allows the client to use it despite their mobility issues. The job came out beautifully but seeing the customer able to use his bathroom again was even better.

 

 

Q: As you know, Tiles Unlimited’s mission is “Making a difference one square foot at a time under which they perform many charitable and philanthropic activities. Does Grimes Carpentry do anything similar?

A: We’ve done charitable repairs for a local women’s shelter.

Thank you for sharing this with us. Where can our readers find you?

Grimes Carpentry

Online…………….https://www.facebook.com/GRIMESCARPENTER

Email………………egrimes-carpentry@nyc.rr.com

Telephone………..(718) 381-3384

Photo Gallery……http://bit.ly/GrimesGallery

Tiles Unlimited August Tile & Vanity Specials

 

 

Now Including Vanities

 

Our monthly specials will now include a deeply discounted vanity each month. For August, we are offering 35% off the Elite Stamford vanities in ALL colors and sizes. You won’t find a more feature rich vanity than the Elite Stamford. Available in 3 colors (brown, grey & white) and 6 sizes (24″, 30″, 36″, 48″, 60″ & 72″; 60″ & 72″ feature dual sinks), the vanity features solid wood construction, Carrara marble countertop, white porcelain undermount sink, soft closing drawers/doors and includes all drawer/door hardware. Just add a faucet and you’re good to go. See more pictures here.

 

 

Wood-Look Tile Savings

 

Save big on several wood-look tile collections, while supplies last. Rare opportunity to take 50% off our best-selling wood-look tile collection, Soleras Beige. We have 2 new wood-look collections that we’re putting on sale for only $1.97 sf; Idaho in honey & bianco and Cherokee in gris. Our Real Wood collection is also on sale in 4 colors at only $1.97 sf. Hurry, sale prices limited to quantities on-hand.

 

More Tile Savings

 

At only $3.49 sf, our 12×24 Georgette Light silk-effect tile is a bargain. Dress up your walls with the beautiful 10×20 Cronos Marfil tile at only 97¢ sf. Its large-format size means fewer grout joints.

 

 

 

Meet the Contractor – Donato’s Construction, Tile & Marble

 

This is the second in an occasional series on contractors/tile installers that do business with Tiles Unlimited and have proven themselves as professional, reliable and accountable. If you have any questions, require additional information or wish to discuss hiring them, please scroll down to the bottom for how to contact the contractor.

Meet Donato Valenzano, owner of Donato’s Construction, Tile & Marble. Click here to see a photo gallery of their work.

 

Q: Tell us a little about yourself and your business.

A: My grandparents were in the marble and construction business and others in my family were plaster and marble artisans. I came to New York at the age of 6 and at the age of 18 I started my own marble business. My company specializes in tile, marble, stone and glass installations as well as kitchen and bathroom remodels. We also do a lot of outdoor living (think outdoor kitchens, patios, balconies, BBQs) work. We are experts in tile installation, especially high-end work such as delicate marble and waterjet mosaics.

We also do a fair amount of restoration work in Manhattan and Brooklyn where there are thousands of brownstones and lobbies that have been poorly maintained. You can learn more about that at the Thor and Partners website.

 

Q: What geographic area(s) does your company serve?

A: We serve customers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk counties for both commercial and residential projects.

 

Q: What type of jobs does Donato’s Construction, Tile & Marble specialize in?

A: As mentioned, we specialize in high-end tile installations including tile, marble, stone veneer products, glass tile as well as waterproofing and curbless showers. In fact, we installed many of the floor tile displays in the Tiles Unlimited showroom. When Tiles Unlimited has a difficult install, they usually call us.

 

 

Q: How did you get started in the contracting/tiling business?

A: I’m a second generation marble and tile expert that started at the age of 18.

 

Q: How long have you been a Tiles Unlimited client?

A:We’ve been a client since their opening in 2004. Before that, we used Glendale Tile, the predecessor to Tiles Unlimited. We always recommend Tiles Unlimited due to our long standing relationship and the excellent service we receive.

 

Q: Why do you recommend that your clients shop at Tiles Unlimited?

A: We recommend our customers make their purchases at Tiles Unlimited because of their professionalism, knowledge, fair pricing and excellent service. In addition, they have an excellent selection of tile at all different price points.

 

Q: What should a homeowner consider when they are in the process of selecting an installer/contractor?

A: We believe that a contractor’s work speaks for itself and is more important than only considering their price. A low price is worthless is the contractor doesn’t have the artisan skill to install the products you are using in your remodel. Of course you want a competitive bid from your contractor/tile installer but we can’t stress enough that skill is as important.

 

 

Q: What are some of the current product and installation trends you are seeing?

A: We do a lot of large-format tile work (tiles 15″ and larger), waterjet mosaics (which require a high level of expertise) and mixed use of stone tile and steel products. We’re also seeing more and more waterproofing and crack-isolation jobs as well as underfloor heating.

 

Q: Describe one of your favorite tile and stone installation projects and why you liked it so much.

A: We’ve been fortunate to work on projects for some very high profile Manhattan locations; Cher’s apartment in downtown NYC, a Trump building lobby on the West Side, NASDAQ Stock Exchange lobby and many homes in the Hamptons. Of course, not all our jobs are high profile ones as you can see in our photo gallery.

 

 

Q: As you know, Tiles Unlimited’s mission isMaking a difference one square foot at a time under which they perform many charitable and philanthropic activities. Does Donato’s Construction do anything similar?

A: We enthusiastically support veterans and the disabled community and are happy to provide special pricing for members of those communities.

Thank you for sharing this with us. Where can our readers find you?

 

Donato’s Construction, Tile & Marble

 

Online……………..http://bit.ly/DonatoConstruction

Email………………DonatoTile@gmail.com

Telephone………..(516) 418-0546

Photo Gallery……http://bit.ly/DonatosGallery

George to the Rescue #6…We Can’t Wait

 

 

 

Tiles Unlimited has been invited to participate in their 6th ‘George to the Rescue’ project and we couldn’t say YES fast enough. ‘George to the Rescue’ is an NBC home improvement television show that helps families in need. Host George Oliphant and his team assemble a group of designers, contractors and organizations willing to donate building materials to ‘rescue’ deserving families.

This episode is about a 7 year old boy facing mobility challenges in his home and the ‘George to the Rescue’ team’s efforts to alleviate them. That’s as much as we can share at this time. We can’t wait until we’re able to share more details with you.

Click here, here, here and here to read about our other appearances on ‘George to the Rescue’.

Click here, here and here to view photo albums of our other appearances on ‘George to the Rescue’.

 

 

Tile Unlimited’s Nigel giving George a lift.

Know a deserving family that would benefit from a rescue?
Click here to submit your request. 

Best Kid-Friendly Tile Flooring Options

 

 

As a parent, you know how rough children can be on carpeting and hardwood floors. Between spills, accidents, and constant activity, kids can put any flooring surface to the test from the time they start crawling until their teenage years. Due to its stain resistance and durability, tile flooring is a great option when you have a full house.

Tile is naturally resistant to the potential damage children can cause, from sources including:

  • Food and drink spills
  • Dirt or mud tracked in from outdoors
  • Potty training accidents
  • Damage from toys

A few types of tile—ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone—are especially great options for parents looking to protect the floors in their home.

 

brick look porcelain tile
Click the picture to see more pictures from the collection

 

Ceramic and Porcelain

Ceramic tile flooring is a functional and lowest-cost option for homeowners. Easy to clean and exceptionally versatile, ceramic tile is perfect for kitchen and bathroom spaces, but can also be used elsewhere in the home.

Porcelain floor tile is engineered specifically for toughness, so it’s a great option for high-traffic areas or families with multiple children. Especially resistant to scratches and spills, porcelain tile’s hard surface will continue looking great year after year.

 

porcelain tile looks like fabric
Click the picture to see more pictures from the collection

 

In addition to their durability, porcelain and ceramic tiles are also very versatile. For a stylish look in any room, choose wood-look porcelain that’s virtually indistinguishable from hardwood flooring yet vastly more durable. Another popular option is tile that looks like fabric or carpet. Porcelain tile can also be made to look like natural stone if you prefer an organic aesthetic.

Natural Stone Tile

Natural stone tile floors are also naturally resistant to wear and spills—especially harder materials such as granite. Natural stone is a stylish choice for almost anywhere in the home, and many varieties will keep their finish despite plenty of activity. Some softer stones, such as travertine or slate, do require more maintenance to prevent wear and tear, so natural stone tile isn’t for everyone.

porcelain wood look tile
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While carpet is a popular choice for homeowners, it attracts dirt and stains, and hardwood is easily scratched and damaged. Tile’s durability, stain resistance, and versatile design qualities make it an excellent choice for parents looking to increase the longevity of their floors.

 

Tile Trends: Urban Industrial

 

 

 

 

Structured, corroded, dented and dulled. Urban Industrial creates a revolutionary metal look that is aggressive and uncompromising. This distinctive collection recalls the anti-slip finish of stage construction materials in a reinterpreted diamond plate texture (Boss finish); while the companion wall tile features the look of erosion caused by water dripping from metal. The collection is equally at home in commercial and residential applications.

Floor tile colors – Blue Boss, Blue Diving, Grey Boss, Grey Diving, Red Boss, Red Diving
Floor tile sizes – 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 24″ x 24″, 8″ x 48″ (Boss finish only)

Wall tile colors – Drip Blue, Drip Red, Drip White
Wall tile sizes – 4″ x 12″

Trim – Mosaics

The Italian porcelain collection has a matte and textured (Boss colors) finish.