Outstanding House Flip in Miami Features D&B Tile Throughout the Project

When Nelson de la Rosa, with Suncoast Beach Realty, purchased this semi-detached townhouse in Miami, he knew it needed a lot of work before he put it on the market. He retained RPM Construction, also in Miami, to do the complete renovation. “I designed the entire house inside and out and turned that over to RPM. They did a complete tearout and gave the unit an ‘open’ concept design. We knew we wanted tile throughout the home and contacted Rosanna Ruiz at the D&B Tile store in Doral. She was extremely helpful in recommending all of the tile for the interior as well as the waterline tile for the pool.” Before the renovation, the home was standard design for the area, featuring arched doorways, orange barrel tile roof and beige exterior paint. What he ended up with is a completely fresh, new look that stands out from the rest of the neighborhood. The overall color theme for the entire unit is white and that includes walls, floors and stair tiles. The open concept design is bright and contemporary and offers the new owners a fresh new palette for their new home. The lower level floors are covered in 24x24 Statuary Polished from American Wonder Tile. This porcelain tile brings the look of white marble without the costly maintenance and cleaning required with marble. American Wonder Porcelain is an American company with international roots. With manufacturing based in Lebanon, Tennessee, the U.S. division operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest and most financially stable tile companies in the world. American Wonder Porcelain, comprised of a team of tile veterans who have come together from leading organizations within the industry, incorporates proven processes and strategy as well as a new vision for manufacturing, marketing, and selling tile in the United States. The U.S. division is committed to the future of the tile industry in America and believes future growth depends upon increasing domestic manufacturing, adopting new, innovative techniques and spearheading ongoing research and development within the industry. Globally influenced, each color of Marble Folio Porcelain™ translates the unique details and beauty of the natural marble it is named for into porcelain tile. Each of the six colors has a distinct graphic inspired by marble found around the world, from the bardigio of Brazil to the statuary of Italy to Spain’s marfil. Atlas Concorde 12x24 Gray was used on the walls of the master bathroom. Atlas 12x24 Moka was used on the walls of the second floor bathroom. The 9x47Arthur Blanco White, also from D&B Tile Distributors, was used on the stairs and throughout the flooring areas on the entire second level. Waterline pool tile is 12x12 Wild Sky Surfaces Michaelangelo. Atlas Concorde is a global specialist in premium porcelain and wall tiles for every style and application in residential, commercial and public architecture. Being global specialists means excellence in the level of design and technology in each type of surface, making it possible to always offer designers and end users the best solution for each application. They have offices in Paris, France, office and plant in Modenese, Italy, office and production plant in Moscow, Russia and office and production plant in Franklin, TN, USA. To see these beautiful tiles and other tile, marble and stone collections from the United States and around the world, visit any of the nine conveniently located stores of D&B Tile Distributors. Remember, the first step to beautiful design is stepping into D&B Tile.

During the Renovation . . . The End Justifies the Means

Photographs and article by G. Richard Booth