For centuries, builders and architects have used architectural elements to set their creations apart. Those who are successful dare to use elements differently, and they create new standards and open the door for further evolution. We are fortunate to live in a time where technology and creativity merge to create more comfortable, functional, and creative spaces. Inside Out Architecturals provides a variety of materials to create a custom environment for every individual.
Leah Wynn, owner of Inside Out Architecturals, developed an appreciation for decorative and historical tile in college while conducting research for a fireplace and tile company. This research stimulated her desire to open a store in Utah where others could experience such unique details and component parts of architectural design.
Representing over 50 unique decorative tile lines, Inside Out Architecturals has a collection of the most intriguing tile options ranging from one-of-a-kind stones and large format glass to the greatest of traditional flooring and historical ornamentals used for their charm throughout the years. Additionally, Inside Out carries the handiwork of today’s artisans in metal tile, glass, and dimensional tile that are best described as “art.”
One visit to Inside Out’s showroom will open your eyes to the possibilities. With over 40 years of combined experience in assisting both design professionals and homeowners, the energetic and knowledgeable staff can provide each client with the details that will make their project sing.
“Clients need the opportunity to visualize their decorative tile in its field and location before it is installed. We provide drawings and assistance in tile layout design to ensure our clients love their selection. When a complicated layout is drawn beforehand, we can address questions and finishing details for both client and installer before the installation begins,” explains Leah Wynn.
Inside Out Architecturals is a playground where creativity with tile can run wild. Visit the showroom and realize the full artistic possibilities of your project. Share the synergy of those who love what they do and are excited for the unique opportunities each project provides.
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Tips From The Pros
With the modernization of the tile Industry the range of choices is ever-growing. Heed this advice from Inside Out Architecturals to assist you in choosing the best options.
Large Format Tiles:
With advances in technology, large format tiles are becoming more economical to make and because of this, there is an increasing interest in larger scale tiles for both flooring and wall. Tiles in the 24”x 24”, 20”x 32”or 24”x36” range work well in larger spaces. In addition, to assist in creating the illusion of a larger space, these tiles are a plus.
Large Format Splash-Backs
Many artists offer large format panels to go behind your range or your kitchen backsplash. These are commissioned by each client and there are many varieties and styles out there.
Longer Lengths in Ceramic Field Tiles
Brick pattern is a classic design and is always in style. For a contemporary spin, try the longer tiles.You can find the long lengths in stone as well as ceramic and porcelain.
Ceramic is Back
Ceramic tile and its wonderful variety of colors and design are making a comeback in bath and kitchen installations. It’s also popular to blend ceramic with stone.
Full Wall Installations
Three dimensional tile and colorful patterned tiles are all the rage. If you use them go big. These tiles help create architectural feature walls that attract your focus.
Retro Rrending Tile
Remember grandma’s pink tile with the black trim? It’s back. The colors and patterns popular when your grandmother bought her first house are back and designers are pairing them up with pedestal sinks, and ball and claw foot tubs.
Metal is Here to Stay
Think of metal tile as “jewelry for your home.” From metallic-glazed porcelains to silver-leafed terracotta and gold-leafed glass, metal is abundant. You could classically accent your stone or ceramic tiles with a petite bronze liner for a classic look with a twist.
A Sure Bet – Classic Flooring
Encaustic or cement tiles are also being used in areas to add a sense of design and a color punch. A little old and a little new goes a long way. Creating “rugs” out of patterned tiles on the floor or doing a whole floor of these tiles is simply divine. It adds character to a home. These tiles are so hot you are also seeing them as accents, whole wall installations, backsplashes, and cabinet faces.
Warm it Up with Radiat Heat
I remember when I used to hear, “Tile is so cold.” This simply is not true anymore. Radiant heat is becoming increasingly affordable. One might even say it is cozier now than carpet. Just ask the cat.
Many manufactures encourage customizing your patterns by changing their colors. Make your accents your own by coloring them the way you want them.