Mosaic tile on the wall behind tub is Wild Turquoise from Surfaces.Golden Empire is a custom homebuilder in business in South Florida for 27 years. When a recent customer approached the owner with plans for a 10,000 sq/ft home, she had an idea for a West Indies theme, which included a range of dark and light brown colors throughout. The home took 15 months to complete, has 10,000 sq/ft under air and a total of 14,000 sq/ft including the outdoor structures. There is a 600 sq/ft kitchen, a butler area, two laundry rooms, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a large home theater, pool room and an extensive outdoor living area. According to Aram Lusararian, owner of Golden Empire, “The owner was not brand conscious on the tile but found what she wanted from a variety of manufacturers at the D&B Tile Pompano store. She worked in coordination with me, Georgia LoPreiato and Marlene Koszo. She fell in love with a number of tile selections at the D&B Store and we purchased tile for the kitchen backsplash, all bathrooms and the two laundry rooms. She chose tiles from Bati-Orient, Atlas Concorde, Casa Italia, Crossville and Surfaces.
Backsplash on laundry room walls is White Eyes Mosaic from WPT“Our company has worked with D&B Tile since 1990 and we appreciate the selection of quality tiles from a variety of manufacturers. The owner was insistent on quality products for her home and D&B delivered that from a number of different manufacturers.” Crossville is a leading American manufacturer of beautiful, sustainable solutions that advance the frontiers of tile design. From introducing the nation’s first large-format porcelain tiles, to becoming the first and only net consumer of tile waste materials (meaning they recycle even more than they produce), to developing cutting-edge performance innovations that turn mere surfaces into “breathing” living environments. Their line of Reclamation Cotton Exchange 12 x 24 Porcelain Tile was used throughout the home in many of the bathrooms.
Shower floor tile is White/Green Pebbles from Bati OrientBati Orient based out of Cavaillon, France specializes in superior quality Pebbles, Marbles, Slates, and Quartzites. Based on reliable logistics, the search for best service is always put first with Bati Orient. Their covered warehouse has over 1.000 pallets in stock, non-stacked, stored exclusively indoors.
Backsplash in kitchen is Bronze Cubed Metal Mosaic by SurfacesCasa Italia was established 2006 and is acknowledged as one of the most prestigious suppliers to the architectural and residential markets. Casa Italia tiles glass-mosaic range, offers glamorous and chic collections that are obtained by experimenting with the materials’ transparency They have a variety of designs and styles of glass, natural stone and metal mosaic tiles.
Wall tile in bathroom is Reclamation Cotton Exchange 12x24 porcelain tile from Crossville.“We have a large church to be built in Miramar, a 15,000 sq/ft house on Las Olas and a warehouse remodeling in Pompano Beach. We will be back in the D&B Tile stores for all of these projects.” All of these beautiful tiles, and many more, can be seen at any of the nine conveniently located D&B Tile stores throughout South Florida. Remember the first step to beautiful design is stepping into D&B Tile.’ Photography and article by G. Richard Booth 954-295-2154.