Tuesday, December 4, 2012

At a Newsstand Near You





After much hard work by the entire StoneImpressions family, we are proud to announce we are getting noticed! We are currently in the November issue of Home & Design Magazine and in the November/December issue of Traditional Home Magazine. Next year we will grace the pages of Old House Interiors and East Coast Living. Make sure to pick up your copies!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bravo to StoneImpressions




Catch a glimpse of our Zellii Mural on Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami. In an episode that aired last week, viewers could see our beautiful Zellii adorning housewife Karent's kitchen backsplash. It is also on view on Bravo.com in a slideshow featuring her entire home.

We have also been spotted on HGTV’s House Hunters International in an episode where a young couple is moving from Scottsdale Arizona to France. Keep your eyes peeled for us. StoneImpressions is everywhere!




Wednesday, October 3, 2012

No Stone Unturned

At StoneImpressions we pride ourselves on creating custom designs that are hand printed in any size and on any stone. To achieve a different look and feel with a particular design, you can simply change the type of stone that you use. Light Travertine, with all the natural crevices and pits, will give you the most rustic look.  A design on the smooth, white surface of the Carrara will have a clean, contemporary feel.

We carry six signature stone types: Tumbled Durango, Light Travertine, Botticino, Bianco, Limestone and Carrara.  We will leave "No Stone Unturned" to give you the perfect look for your home!



Devonshire Pattern shown on Light Travertine 

Devonshire Pattern shown on Limestone

Devonshire Pattern shown on Carrara
Charleston in Celadon on Limestone

Charleston in Celadon on Carrara
Cotswald in Ebony on Carrara 

Cotswald in Ebony on Light Travertine




 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Deco Dots Accent Tiles - More versatile than you think...


What are Deco Dot Sets?

The Deco Dot sets are sold as sixteen 1x1's (mesh mounted).
Saybrook Vibrant Deco DotsSaybrook Natural Deco Dots

Can I order individual dots separately?
Yes! Deco Dots are available as individual Accent Tiles
in any size, on any stone.
Available as:
2" x  2"
3" x  3"
4" x  4"
6" x  6"
8" x  8"
Need a different size? Just ask.

Can I order a whole set that uses only one
of the designs?
Yes! Perhaps you only like the blue swirly one.
You can order just that one as a set of 16.

Each Deco Dot design now has its own number
for easy ordering.
Deco Dots sheet thumnail
Click on the link below to view the sheet:

Friday, July 6, 2012

Made in the USA







In honor of Fourth of July, we would like to express our pride in saying that our tiles are manufactured in the United States of America. The stone that we use is sourced from Italy, Mexico and the Balkans, however we purchase these raw materials from American suppliers. Once the stone tiles arrive at our state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, California, our employees use our patented process to create the colorful, decorative tiles and murals that you see in our catalog and on our website.

We sell our tiles only through our network of authorized dealers located throughout North America. Many of these showrooms are small, local businesses who have strong roots in their own communities. These stores are a part of your local economy. They employ your neighbors, contribute to the local tax rolls, and have a vested interest in your community. No one likes to pay taxes, but wouldn't you rather have your money stay in your own backyard?

We are proud of the professionalism and knowledge of our dealers and so we are more than happy to refer you to one when you are looking to purchase our tiles. You can find your local dealer by going to the Tile Shop Locations page of our website. You can also fill out a form on our Request a Quote page and we will have a local dealer contact you.






Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Hour



Even seasoned designers know that with so many options in stone and tile, it is difficult to explore every product line on the market. That is why it is important for dealers and showrooms to make the exploration process fun and interesting for designers and buyers. MCA Systems, our dealer in Houston, Texas did just that. They extended an invitation to 10 designers from By Design Interiors Inc. to join them for a product presentation happy hour. It was hosted by MCA’s talented Micki Barnett. She planned a presentation that featured our new Carrara Collections and even outlined how to order and install. Our Carrara display boards were showcased and individual Carrara tile samples where placed throughout so the designers could touch and feel the stone. Micki commented that the designers "...were all like kids in a candy store. They couldn't keep their hands off of the carrara." The evening was complimented by delicious goodies to snack on and a gift bag with our new Carrara catalog placed inside. All of which was prepared by Micki herself. The turnout was impressive and everyone had a great time. MCA is planning more Happy Hour presentations in the future. We thank Micki and MCA for using our new Carrara Tile Collections in their presentation.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spring Cleaning


It is now Spring time and everything is in bloom, including our homes and offices. Unused clothes, appliances, and materials are cluttering up our homes and taking up valuable space. It is tempting to just toss these items in the trash, but wait! There is a simple and sustainable way to solve this problem. Donate, Donate, Donate! Before throwing something away, take a moment and think, "Can I or someone reuse this?" If so, there are many services and/or outlets that can utilize our unused items and distribute them to those in need.

Last weekend that is exactly what we did. We did a bit of spring cleaning and reorganization in our warehouse. We found stone and material that we could no longer use and knew that someone could put it to good use. So we paid it forward and donated these materials to San Diego Habitat for Humanity (http://www.sdhfh.org/. )

While it is a great feeling to remodel rooms in our homes, it is an even greater feeling to donate some of that unused clutter. So when you clean out the old to make room for the new, don't forget to pay it forward.

Recycle. Reuse. Reduce!






Friday, March 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Creative Kitchen Backsplash Designs using colorful natural stone tile

Did you always color inside the lines when you were a kid?  I did.  That is why I am thoroughly impressed with those people who are able to look at things in a more imaginative way to create unique and interesting designs.  In the case of our tile collections, you often see folks sticking with the traditional way of doing things and using tile designs from only one collection.  It makes sense, given that the tiles in each collection are intentionally designed to work with each other.

But then you have those crazy creative ones, who can see how designs that seem very different, can work great together.  A perfect example is Ana Sirota from Kitchens by Gedney in Madison, Connecticut.  She worked with her client and used tiles from not one, not two, but three different StoneImpressions collections in the kitchen.



You can't see the close up detail of the tiles in these photos, so I'll list the different collections below.

The center of the backsplash is the Lisbon Pattern in the Brown colorway surrounded by...


the Altalena Dia Listello in the Siena Color.


The larger Altalena Listello in the Siena color is then run as a border along the bottom of the backsplash in both sections of the kitchen.

And finally, what you might call the background tile is the Color Wash Silhouettes Hourglass in the Natural color.  This is a great way to add some depth and dimension to your backsplash, without adding too much of one color.  The Color Wash Silhouettes tiles do come in different colors and shapes.  You can see the whole collection here: Colorful Kitchen Backsplash Tile.

I would never have thought to use all of these different collections and colors together, but it absolutely works!  Thanks to Sandy at Tile America New Haven for forwarding the pictures to us.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Carrara Tile Designs...coming soon

We are working on a whole new catalog that will be full of Carrara designs.  Here's a sneak peek.














Thursday, January 26, 2012

In love with...Carrara

We have been incredibly excited by how terrific everything looks on our new Carrara Marble.  To spread the Carrara love, we have created some new display boards that you could soon see at your local tile store.  We picked some favorite Pattern, Accent & Listello designs that we have previously shown on other stone types, like Durango or Travertine.  We made them on Carrara instead and everything looks just beautiful. 

Madison Blue



Chateau





Marseille Caviar





Holland Green





Serenata





Zellii





Clermont Pewter





Fratesco





Holland Blue





Linda Vista





Madison Green





Saldano




Friday, January 20, 2012

New Pattern Tiles, Accents & Listellos added to our Quick Ship Program

This year we have added even more to our Quick Ship Program.

Most everything we do is made-to-order, so that you can have it the way you want it.  Any of our designs can be made in any size and on any stone type that you want.  It typically takes us two weeks to get your order ready to ship.

But we do have some of our most popular tile designs in stock and available to ship out right away.  We call these our Quick Ship items.  If you want one of these tile designs, exactly as it is shown on our Quick Ship Tile flyer, it can ship out immediately (Monday through Friday.)  You will still buy these Quick Ship items through your local StoneImpressions dealer, who you can find by going here: StoneImpressions Tile Stores.

Here's what we have added this year to our Quick Ship Program:

Amaretti Earth Pattern, Listellos, Corners & Deco Strips

Marseille Olivine Pattern, Listellos & Corners

Marseille Truffle Pattern, Listellos & Corners

 Altalena Ochre Pattern Tiles


Cortina Oro Leaf & Vine Pattern Tiles

 Baku Listellos & Corners

Crossings Listellos & Corners

You can see all the items available with details about sizes and stone types by downloading the Quick Ship Flyer.