I recently had the pleasure of shopping for tile at the Ann Sacks showroom. Every time I’m there, I find something new and inspiring. From glass to metal to natural stone, each product is top of the line.
Lately, I’ve been admiring all of the fabulous glass tiles from Ann Sacks and Oceanside Glasstile. The wide range of colors and finishes from clear, sea glass like colors to dark, stormy, metallic colors is amazing. The Lake Garda
wall and floor tiles are really cool too.
The Lake Garda tile comes in 40 different matte colors and in a range of sizes from 2x2 and 12x12. Just beautiful!
I’m looking forward to using glass tiles on a couple of kitchen and bath renovations projects soon, for both flooring and wall tile in the bathroom spaces, and for backsplash accents on the kitchen job.
One would think that glass tiles for floors would be out of the question, but the Lake Garda tiles and some of the Oceanside Glasstile mosaics are manufactured for residential use, creating a new and exciting way to use glass tile.
Make sure you check out Oceanside's www.glasstile.com
pages. The Glasstile products are made from silica sand and recycled glass material, are very strong and impervious to water, and can be used for a wide variety of commercial and residential applications. Simply gorgeous!
The U.S. Green Building Council's GreenBuild International Conference and Expo will take place in Phoenix, AZ, from November 11-13. This is the eighth annual GreenBuild Conference, with last year's being held in Boston, MA.
The Green Build Expo website
gives details about speakers, educational sessions, exhibits, tours, and events.
Former Vice President Al Gore will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony. This year's theme is "Green building can and must come home to all people, boosting the quality of life across the country and around the world."
GreenBuild was launched by the USGBC in 2002 as "the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building". Greenbuild not only features speakers, seminars, workshops and products, but it also provides tours of green buildings in each host city.