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Jakarta Teak Mosaic Tile

Friday, May 6th, 2011
Jakarta Teak Tile

Jakarta Teak Tile

We have the absolutely most beautiful new tile at Design For Less!  The Jakarta Teak tile is made from reclaimed teak wood and is manufactured with environmentally safe and sustainable practices. The tile that is created is modern and rustic all at the same time.

You can use the tile for a feature wall, bathroom or kitchen backsplash.  The natural wood, puzzle arrangement and varying colors will leave you finding new charming details all the time.  I could cover a whole wall in the Jakarta, definitely my favorite tile yet!

We have it up on the website so you can see what it looks like and the product will be available Mid-June.  If you can’t wait till then and love the natural and “green” appeal of the teak, check out the Coconut Tile or the Kirei Boards.

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April Newsletter

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Revisit the Photo Contest Winners, Coconut Tiles, and peak at the sales!

Check out the April Newsletter here.

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April Photo Contest Winners!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Another great round of installations!  We also received a lot of installations with new products so be on the look out for new photos on the product pages.  Here are the winners…

First Place

Ocean Grey is one of our most popular colors which is why it shows up in the best installation pictures!  With the beautiful light coming through the windows we just couldn’t resist this open kitchen plan.  The Ocean Grey also comes in a 1×2 solid and a frosted version.

Ocean Grey Subway 3x6

Second Place

We can barely keep the Farenheit glass tile in stock and now you can see why… They used the Ice Subway Tile for the shower shelf.

Farenheit Glass Tile

Third Place

Third place was a close call, but we just loved seeing the Plantation installed on this whole backsplash.  Not only does it look great but it is a steal at only $9.00 / sqft.

Plantation Backsplash

Thanks to all that entered!  And congratulations to the winners!  You can email your photos for submission any time to photocontest@design-4-less.com.

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A couple more from the Photo Contest

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Like always, it is really hard to pick the winners for the installation photo contest.  Here are a couple that came soooo close.

This kitchen is simple and stunning.   The Standing Java Pebbles add texture and detail.

Java Kitchen

This bathroom used our best selling and favorite combination, the Ocean Pebble and Sage Green glass.

Ocean Pebble Tile and Sage Green Glass

Again thank you to everyone that entered!

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January Photo Contest Winners!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

We had another great round of submissions!  Here are the winners…

First Place went to this adventurous Henna backsplash.

Henna Backsplash

We loved the bold use of color both in the cabinets and entry wall!

Henna Backsplash

Great Job!

Henna Backsplash

Second Place went to this Standing River Rock Bathroom.  You can see how they didn’t grout the tiles or just minimally grouted them, letting the 3 dimensional quality of the Standing Pebbles shine.

Standing Spring Rain Bathroom Tile

And third place to this creative Keywest Kitchen.  They did a great job of bringing the whole kitchen together by putting the Keywest on the island as well.

Keywest Kitchen

Thanks to all our winners and everyone that entered!  The contest will run again in April.  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with next time!

Enter at photocontest@design-4-less.com

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Are you the January Winner?

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Lotus Backsplash Tile

It’s almost time to pick the new Photo Contest winners!

We had so much fun seeing all the amazing installations you sent us last time! And we can’t wait to pick the 3 new winners! To enter just send us pictures of your installation looking amazing and we will give you money to spend at Design For Less!  (See last quarters winners here)

The rules are simple…

  • All pictures must be original and not previously submitted for a Design For Less promotion.
  • The products in the project photos must have been purchased by the submitter from Design For Less with valid order number.

The prize is attractive…

  • 1st Prize:  $200 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Prize: $100 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Prize:  $50 Design For Less Gift Certificate

Submitting is easy…

  • Email your photo(s) to photocontest@design-4-less.com
  • Include your name, address, and phone number in the email so that we can contact you if you win!

A little hint…
If you remove any extra items from your counters and take the picture during the day when the light is natural, this will get you a picture right out of Home and Garden.  Young House Love has a great how-to on taking beautiful pictures of your house.

If you are done with your remodel and do not think you can use the gift certificate we would love to see your pictures anyways.  It is always a treat seeing the final look of the projects.  You can also pass the discount on to a family member or friend.

Good luck and we look forward to your submissions!

Because of the holiday we are extending the submission cut off date till January 7th.  But the contest runs quarterly so keep the installations coming!

See videos of some of our favorite installations.

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The Montage Series

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

We have more new glass tiles at Design For Less,  which is always exciting!  This time we have added the stunning and economical Montage Series.  They are similar to our Aventuri glass tile collection but with much more tonal variation and ton of new color options.

A great little fact about the Montage glass tiles is that each sheet is a bit over one square foot.  So while you are paying a square foot price you are actually getting more tile than you are paying for.  Also each tile is made with 100% recycled content so you can feel good about your tile choice.  You are getting a green tile without the high price.  How’s that for a deal?

One of my favorites is Summer which would look great with our Ocean Grey 3×6 Subway as a beautiful bathroom tile design.  And the Summer glass tile is only $8.00/piece…

Another great pick is the Sahara from the Montage Series.  A great combination of tan and beige tones it goes great with our Java pebble tile.  This would be great in a bathroom design as well or even better as a kitchen tile.

Sahara Glass Tile and Java Pebble Tile

The options are endless!  Check out the Montage Series and see what else you could match it with!

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New Mosaics!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

We have added some stunning and unique new mosaic tiles to our collection!  In both the 1×1 and 2×2 sizes you can find almost any finish you need including marble, slate, and travertine.

Just like most of our tiles they have a mesh backing for easy installation.  Each 1×1 and 2×2 tile is glued to the mesh to create a 12×12 (square foot) sheet.  This way you can lay the tiles with ease and more precision.  Which means you can install them easily yourself or you can save time and money with your installer.

You can also use these tiles just about anywhere including the floor.  The mesh is also easily cut if you want to create a border or your own pattern.  So get creative!

The tiles are even more beautiful and textural in person.  If you see something you like you can order a sample of the 1×1’s or the 2×2’s.  And as always the cost of your samples is discounted from your total if you decided to purchase the product.  Just make sure you mention it when you call in or send an email for online orders.

Have fun browsing! Marble Tile and 2×2 Marble Tile.

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Fall Photo Contest Winners!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Wow this was a really tough one… There were so many amazing installation we wish we could give everyone a prize!  But there were 3 that really stood out to us and we had to pick them.

The First Place winner is this beautiful Lotus Fusion and Bali Black bathroom.  These two tiles look so amazing together!  And with everything else in the bathroom.  It all comes together effortlessly.

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

The Lotus Fusion is showcased beautifully next to the white sinks and counter top.

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Especially nice is the Bali Black on the bathroom floor.  It looks like they might have used a sealer with an enhancer to darken the stone which looks even more striking with the light grout color.  This pictures also shows how great lighting can really make a room.

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Lotus Bali Black Bathroom

Second place went to this amazing Ipe deck tile installation.  Ok, we have to admit that we may have been mesmerized by the view almost more than the tile.  But we couldn’t think of a better complement to that view than the Ipe Deck Tiles.  In the mist of so many buildings the natural look and feel of Ipe wood is the perfect complement.

Ipe Deck Tile Installation

Ipe Deck Tile Installation

Ipe tiles also have the same fire rating as concrete which make it the only deck tile you can use on patios and rooftops in New York buildings.

Deck Tile Floor

Deck Tile Floor

Third place goes to this luminous Stainless Steel Circle kitchen.  The Stainless Circles are a unique tile and this kitchen shows how fun they can be!

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

We loved her choice of grout color as well.  You get all the tile and minimal lines.  It looks amazing!

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Stainless Steel Circles Kitchen

Can’t wait to see what you guys do with your winnings!

Thank you to everyone who entered their photos!

The next winners will be picked in January. You can enter at photocontest@design-4-less.com.

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Are you the October Winnner?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

It’s almost time to pick the new Photo Contest winners!

We had so much fun seeing all the amazing installations you sent us last time! And we can’t wait to pick the 3 new winners! To enter just send us pictures of your installation looking amazing and we will give you money to spend at Design For Less!  (See last quarters winners here)

The rules are simple…

  • All pictures must be original and not previously submitted for a Design For Less promotion.
  • The products in the project photos must have been purchased by the submitter from Design For Less with valid order number.

The prize is attractive…

  • 1st Prize:  $200 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Prize: $100 Design For Less Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Prize:  $50 Design For Less Gift Certificate

Submitting is easy…

  • Email your photo(s) to info@design-4-less.com
  • Include your name, address, and phone number in the email so that we can contact you if you win!

A little hint…
If you remove any extra items from your counters and take the picture during the day when the light is natural, this will get you a picture right out of Home and Garden.  Young House Love has a great how-to on taking beautiful pictures of your house.

If you are done with your remodel and do not think you can use the gift certificate we would love to see your pictures anyways.  It is always a treat seeing the final look of the projects.  You can also pass the discount on to a family member or friend.

Good luck and we look forward to your submissions!

The submission cut off for the October winner is September 30th.  But the contest runs quarterly so keep the installations coming!

See videos of some of our favorite installations.

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