Category Archives: Design

Kick Board

The final component in updating the back yard for the kids' new interest was a kick board to practice soccer.  We built the kick board using cement board supported by 4"x4" posts and treated lumber framing on the back side.  White painted border is the outline of a soccer goal.  Artificial turf provides a year round smooth surface where the grass won't grow.  Perfect for the kids to practice kicking...
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Mortar Color

Using glass tile?  If so, consider how the color of the mortar will change the color of the tile.  Here's a good example using the same tile but different mortar color.  To achieve the lighter color appearance, we used a white mortar.  The darker blue appearance was achieved by using a...
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Tile for an Accent Wall

Need an interesting accent wall?  This Daltile porcelain tile provides great texture for vertical wall surfaces.  LED lighting above plays off of the textured surface in the evening hours for a wonderful effect.  Perfect as a focal point!

A Glass Floor?

20141024_185154Looking for a different look in the concrete patio, we installed a glass floor and turned up the sparkle with mirrored glass chips and LED lights.  The results were stunning... and the response was interesting.  Folks pause as they come up to the glass.  Can it really be walked on?  Oh yeah!