Santiago (left) and Java tiles
Do you ever go to a spa or hotel and wish you could duplicate that restful and soothing feel?
Both tiles pictured, “Santiago” (with its frosted aqua-turquoise glass pieces) and “Java” (with its beige and blacks), go a long way toward capturing that earthy, sleek ideal.
Used floor-to-ceiling in a shower, as a backsplash in the kitchen, covering an accent wall or surrounding a fireplace, these tiles and their contrasting textures are terrific. Here, glossy, reflective materials pair intriguingly with rough, muted finishes.
For those desiring a more contemporary look with shot of serene, resort color, “Santiago” ($10.77 in 12-by-12 inches) is a good option. I’d recommend “Java” ($10.98 for 11.87-by-12 inch pieces) as an updated option for Carrara and black granite lovers.
Sold in easy-to-install mesh-backed sections, “Santiago” is sold at Floor & Décor. “Java” is available at Lowe’s.
Floor & Décor is at 5432 Glenside Dr. and Lowe’s has 10 locations in the greater Richmond area.