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There are so many choices involved in material selection. Not only do you need to choose color and size, but tile layout as well. Here's some general design rules we follow, plus some specific collections and ideas to pull off popular tile combinations and patterns. People are easily visually overwhelmed, and while it may be tempting to install all the fun mosaics and colors there’s probably a simpler way to pull off the look you want. Be conscious of the whole picture.

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Don't get hung up on ALWAYS following the right advice during your home renovation project. No one ever got it 100% right the first time, and if you're facilitating much of this process by yourself you can't expect to win it all. In fact, we put together some home renovation truths most people in the industry have stumbled upon. Read the blog for more information.

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Tile is not an easy purchase. It's something that most people debate over for at least a few weeks before settling on the perfect one. With that in mind, we know our customers may come back to visit multiple times before making a purchase. You can now save your favorites to our Wishlist function, email your saved items to yourself or someone else, and come back to the list the next time you're on our site. It even remembers you cross-devices if you enter your email.

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Viewing samples of tile in person is important, and we want to make sure you have those resources. Found a product on seattletiledirect.com you want to see samples of? Simply go to the Details tab in the product description, and you'll find the vendor. Most have local showrooms open to the public (addresses and hours listed below). If no samples are available locally, we will do our best to ship a swatch directly to you for the cost of a USPS flat rate box.

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Ever wondered the difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles? And what are they actually made of? Plus, what else is out there, and which material will work best for your installation? A lot of times it's hard to say, as most materials will work on multiple surfaces. There are a few rules to follow, though, and we wanted to break them down as simply as possible.

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