Based in California, Mosaic Tile Market sells mosaic tile online throughout the US for commercial and residential architectural installations. The most common applications are for kitchens, baths, pools, walls, floors, fireplace surrounds and fountains. Many customers utilize a single color of tile for their projects, but the company’s tile blends have recently increased in popularity due in large part to a new collection of hip blends created by the company’s owners.
Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2005 -– Mosaic Tile Market is meeting the
needs of the “retro remodel” with ModWallsTM , a collection of glass tile blends
and patterns in colorations inspired by mid-century modern architecture and
Based in California, Mosaic Tile Market sells mosaic tile online throughout the US for residential and commercial architectural installations. The most common applications are for kitchens, baths, pools, walls, floors, fireplace surrounds and fountains. Many customers utilize a single color of tile for their projects, but the company’s tile blends have recently increased in popularity due in large part to a new collection of hip blends created by the company’s owners.
“We found that, although we allow clients to create their own custom blends from any of our over 200 colors and 14 lines of tile, that kind of choice can be overwhelming”, said owners Rebecca Lonergan and David Bousfield. “Our Trade clients, architects and interior designers, have experience creating custom color blend combinations, but we were not doing enough to assist our retail customers in choosing the best blends for their own home remodeling projects”, recalls Lonergan.
The owners decided to create blend examples for their website to demonstrate possible color combinations. Taking a cue from their own passion for mid-century modern architecture, they put together samples of their 3/4" Kaleidoscope brand glass mosaic tile based upon that period of design, and the ModWallsTM collection was born.
The first of over 20 current designs, “Modernist”, was inspired by the textiles of Alexander Girard, the Director of the Textile Division at Herman Miller from 1952 through 1973. The custom tile blend consists of a field of caramel, with accents of eggplant, terra cotta, coral, and two shades of denim blue. “It’s a perfect compliment to the strong lines of modern furniture and architecture and quickly became a top seller” says Bousfield. “Several architects have purchased the Modernist blend for their own kitchens and bathrooms.”
Other ModWallsTM designs include “Mid-Century Modern” and “Mod-Quad”, which feature retro combinations of chocolate brown, periwinkle blue and white, accented by either apple green or tangerine. The most popular pool and shower blend, “Palm Springs”, is a mix of bright blues and sun washed pink. “Pop Art” and “Diner” give a nod to the colors of vintage cars and comic books combining white with turquoise or with black, red, yellow and grey.
The owner/creators were initially stunned at the popularity of their new collection, which now also includes stripes and patterns that can be applied to an entire surface or as accents within a field of solid colored tile. “We created something that we enjoy and have tapped into a whole population of like minded enthusiasts” says Lonergan. “We’ve discovered that there are hotbeds of modernism everywhere and we’re thrilled that our retro inspired tile designs now live in homes across the country.”
While initially the ModWallsTM blends and patterns were strictly made to order, the company now keeps several of the designs in stock to meet the needs of their growing customer base. Upcoming designs include a series made from their Lyric brand of unglazed porcelain tile, which was actually requested by a customer for her own mid-century bathroom remodel; as well as a “Tiki” collection using new shades of blue and green glass tile. The owners are also in discussions with several modern furniture and design showrooms interested in distributing the new line. Says Lonergan, “The success of this collection has reminded me that doing what you love is always rewarding.”
For additional information, samples, or wholesale accounts go to www.MosaicTileMarket.com or email e-mail protected from spam bots.
Mosaic Tile MarketTM specializes in the distribution and on-line sale of glass, porcelain and stainless steel mosaic tile and supplies for residential and commercial installation, both wholesale and retail. Most products are in stock in architectural quantities for immediate delivery. Mosaic Tile MarketTM and ModWallsTM are products of Sunset Mountains, Inc. PO Box 33011 Los Gatos, CA 95031. www.MosaicTileMarket.com.
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