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“ALL THAT GLITTERS” – Amy dishes out expert glass tile design and installation insight in Luxury Pools Magazine:  “Whether used to finish a pool, or to highlight certain details in the design, glass tile is the ideal option for those seeking dazzling effects.”   Are you planning your dream pool? We hand-select like-minded designers and expert more »

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The Devil is in the Details.

We spend a lot of time talking about the important requirements for glass tile installations.  Techie talk is pretty dry, and we can’t blame anyone for glazing over when we start going into the pros and cons of elastomeric membranes, cementicious waterproofing, polymer modifiers…ugh. So let’s get on to the fun stuff.   A true more »

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All The Right Curves

We are all about glass tile pool designs with beautiful curves, and this Red Rock Pool was the perfect canvas for our meticulous style of mosaic installation work.   Every detail receives close consideration…beginning with product selection. This custom glistening iridescent finish was no accident…. We worked with Oceanside Glasstile to create a finish that would reflect more »

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Stunning Scottsdale Retreat

    A Scottsdale Golf Resort backyard space received the ‘Alpentile Treatment’ as we brought designer Wendy Lesueur’s vision to life. Under the direction of Mark Coble, Coble Construction, this year-long project finished with a bang last month when we completed this absolutely stunning Oceanside Glasstile mosaic spa and sun-shelf.             more »

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The newest design trends in tile and mosaics

Tile is unique because it often serves a utilitarian purpose and is also the finish material that can determine the final aesthetic of a design.  It presents a unique opportunity to combine form and function. On Trend:  Thoughtful design that balances luxurious materials with long term functionality.   After spending the summer in pools and more »

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Your dream pool is gorgeous, now how do you keep it looking like new?

If you love the beautiful shimmer of glass tile in water, you should definitely incorporate it into your new pool/spa!  There is nothing more beautiful than the vibrant sparkle of iridescent/metallic glass tile in a pool.  Just be sure to have a realistic plan for maintenance so that you get to enjoy your installation for more »

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Rustic Wine Room Design

A wine room is a sanctuary filled with  consumable artifacts.  Each bottle is evidence of appreciation for craftsmanship, devotion to process, and patience.   Typically an intimate space, the wine room presents a unique opportunity for custom details to communicate the special nature of its contents.  Options range from lighting to fine cabinetry, to custom finishes. more »

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A Spa Takes Form through Fashion Inspiration

Last fall, I had a speaking gig at the Pool and Spa show in New Orleans. After the presentation, I got to talking with Genesis 3 Platinum Pool Builder James Scott, owner of Group Works Water Concepts  in Connecticut about his glass mosaic pool and spa project. He wanted to use glass tile to create more »

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A Floor Worth Every Penny.

A copper penny floor is nostalgic and interactive.  Can you find a penny made during the year you were born? Or maybe you are the lucky one who will find the carefully hidden Canadian coin…. We recently  installed copper pennies on the powder room floor of an ultra-hip man cave. We’ve seen many do-it-yourself videos more »

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Hand cut mosaics in a contemporary design

It’s fun for us to get involved in the design process, and so when contractor Mark Zimmerman of Desert Metropolitan approached us for our glass tile design and installation expertise, we grabbed our swatch cards and got to work! The Project:  A guest wing bathroom design, and the homeowner wanted a soothing spa feel that more »

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