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    Choosing the Right Material for Your Shower Walls

    Last updated 8 months ago

    There are many materials to choose from when it comes to your shower walls. Tile and glass are two of the most popular choices for a functional and aesthetically-pleasing shower.

    This video explains the many types of tile and glass available for installation in your bathroom. Tile can be made from porcelain, ceramic, or natural stone, and cut to a wide variety of specifications. Glass tiles require careful installation and special consideration, but can make beautiful accent pieces to bring out the color or pattern of your main tile choice.

    Discover the perfect material for your new shower walls with the help of the expert staff at DaVinci Marble of San Francisco. We invite you to visit our showroom for endless inspiration for your own bathroom, kitchen, and more. Click through our website or call (650) 830-0519 to learn more about our selection of tile, marble, granite, onyx, and more.

    Why Natural Stone Will Never Go Out of Style

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Natural stone has a variety of uses in the home, including countertops, flooring, and bathroom tile. It’s easy to see why natural stone has been a material of choice for centuries, and why it has never gone out of style. Each piece of stone is a unique creation crafted by the Earth itself, with a beauty and durability unmatched by any manmade material. Read on to better understand why natural stone will never go out of style.

    It’s Durable

    Natural stone has the potential to last for centuries. Used since ancient times, many buildings and mosaics made from natural stone are still standing today. Adding natural stone to your home means that it will never need replacing, significantly increasing both the value and longevity of your home. Stone countertops are particularly appealing in the kitchen, as these surfaces see a lot of use. The polishing will never wear off and with the right treatment your countertops will be resistant to heat, cold, and staining. Your granite countertops could very well outlast every other surface in your home!

    It’s Versatile

    Natural stone comes in an inexhaustible range of shades and patterns. Each piece is unique, turning your home into a long-lasting and elegant work of art. You can choose stone that is a solid color, veined, mottled, or patterned to suit your tastes and décor. Natural stone can be cut to standard or custom sizes and shapes. Uniform stone tiles used as flooring can make any room look larger. Smaller tiles are ideal for creating mosaics and patterns to serve as a focal point in a larger network of other materials. Stone slabs can be used as countertops or function as artistic sinks and tubs. You can even create a unique stone fireplace to serve as the centerpiece for your home.

    Contact Da Vinci Marble of San Carlos today at (650) 830-0519 to find out more about our selection of marble, granite, travertine, and onyx. You’ll find more information about natural stone, glass, and metal tile for the home, as well as plenty of inspiration for your next design project, on our blog.

    Tips for Designing a Gorgeous Bathroom Backsplash

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Kitchen tile backsplashes are known for both their beauty and functionality. While the same holds true for the bathroom, backsplashes found behind the kitchen sink tend to be even more about aesthetics than backsplashes in the kitchen. If you are seeking to create the perfect backsplash for your master or guest bathroom, consider the following advice:


    What is your reason for installing a backsplash in the bathroom? If it is to prevent water from pooling up behind your sink faucet, then you will want to make sure that your desired function for the backsplash is taken care of before moving onto design.


    You just read that the entire width of the wall behind a faucet should be covered with backsplash tiles, but where should you stop when installing a tile backsplash? And what is the right height? While it is only necessary that the backsplash extend a few inches beyond the perimeter of the sink, the walls on either side of your sink or the edge of the bathroom countertops make for a natural stopping point. As far as height is concerned, consider stopping at or just beneath the bottom of the mirror.


    When it comes to installing an impressionable backsplash the quality of the materials you choose is more important than the materials itself, as long as the materials is water-resistant. Your choice of material may be influenced by your budget, your bathroom’s existing design scheme, and your material preference. Glass, porcelain, and decorative stone tiles are all viable options. You can use square tiles, rectangular tiles, a solid slab of material, or one of many other design patterns. You may wish to stick with the same material already in use in your shower or choose a complementary material, depending on the atmosphere you seek to create.

    Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Da Vinci Marble carries an expansive selection of decorative stone, glass, and ceramic tiles that are perfect for use in the design of a backsplash. Visit our well-appointed showroom for an up-close-and-personal look at our collection or call (650) 830-0519 to speak with a courteous and knowledgeable representative about any of the products in our portfolio.

    The Benefits of Adding a Backsplash to Your Kitchen or Bathroom

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Backsplashes are an inexpensive and relatively easy way to add flair to a kitchen or bathroom, but they do so much more than simply enhance design. The primary reason most homeowners with backsplashes choose to install one in the bathroom or kitchen is because of the functional purpose that they serve.

    In the bathroom, a backsplash made from glass or ceramic tile or stone can be designed to look like another material that is less water-resistant. This enables a homeowner to pull off any design scheme he or she wishes without have to worry about the heavy-duty sealing that would be required to make a more porous material bathroom-appropriate. In the kitchen, a backsplash can catch splashes of grease and other food that splatter against it during cooking. Heat-resistant and easy-to-clean, backsplashes are not damaged under conditions that would be disastrous for other materials used behind the stovetop.

    Are you a San Francisco Bay Area resident who is interested in upgrading your kitchen or bathroom with a durable and stylish backsplash? Carrying one of the area’s finest collections of ceramic, decorative glass, metal tiles, and natural stone, Da Vinci Marble in San Carlos is the first place you should look. To speak with a decorative tile and stone expert today, call (650) 830-0519.

    A Look at Different Backsplash Materials

    Last updated 9 months ago

    As homeowners become more and more environmentally conscious, the nature of the backsplash is changing. Glass tiles, for example, are now more commonly used in kitchen and bathroom backsplashes than ever before.

    For a brief overview of the various materials—traditional and more contemporary—that can be used in the creation of tiles for backsplashes in your home, watch this brief video clip. In addition to glass tiles, ceramic and porcelain tiles are a cheap and relatively affordable option. Homeowners looking to splurge may wish to consider marble, limestone, onyx, and other types of natural stone.

    Regardless of what you are looking for in a backsplash, DaVinci Marble has the materials that can help you build it. To learn more about our extensive, high-quality selection of products or our family-run business method that has pleased tens of thousands of customers over the years, call (650) 830-0519.

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