Author: TaiteFloor

When I enter retail stores or boutique shops I often find myself drawn to ceramic vessels in beautiful colors, patterns, or shapes. Ceramics are an integral part of design for their practical use and beautiful aesthetic, and the craft dates back thousands of years. Each vessel we see or purchase was once just a lump of clay until a single or group of artisans transformed it into a thing of purpose and beauty. I took up ceramics two years ago and fell in love with the process and learned about all the stages. I started with hand building then moved…

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The update on my mom’s condition is that she is on the mend, her healing is going slowly but it’s going in the right direction. My sister stepped in to help out over the weekend and my brothers are helping too so it’s a team effort along with my dad to get her well. Have you seen Unfrosted yet? I watched it and thought it was both ridiculous and hilarious, I’ve always been a Seinfeld fan and I thought the cast and characters were great. Today I spent a few hours in sunny Sausalito and toured the Heath Ceramics factory,…

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Since our travel guides to Charleston with kids and Palm Springs with kids have elicited requests for more travel ideas with kids, we’re back with an overdue recap of our 3-night trip to New Orleans. We’d never been to The Big Easy before and were impressed by how family-friendly the city is. It’s not all booze, beads, and Bourbon Street! So here’s a look at where we stayed, what we did, and what we’re excited to do next time we go back – because we will definitely go back! The four of us (well, five if you count our chihuahua!)…

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If you’ve ever closely examined the displays in high end homes, you’ll notice the statement accessories quite often are earthy, organic, and in all likelihood, expensive. Designers know there are certain materials that create an upscale aesthetic, and they come from materials that have existed for millennia. Our beautiful earth is the source for unique collectible pieces that are attractive displayed on shelves or tables because of their one of kind shapes and organic textures. No modern plastics or recently harvested wood can compete. Search 1st Dibs and you’ll find vintage versions for a higher price point. Retailers like Restoration…

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Taite Floor sets the foundation (pun intended!) for the look and feel of your entire home. But with so many options available, choosing the right material for each room can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, Taite Floor.org is here to help! This guide will break down the best flooring choices for every room in your house, considering factors like moisture resistance, durability, and style. High-Traffic Havens: Kitchens and Bathrooms These rooms take a beating from water, spills, and constant foot traffic. Here, prioritize functionality and moisture resistance: Tile: Ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles are the clear winners. They’re waterproof, easy to…

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I used to think every houseplant needed a sunny corner or bright windowsill to thrive. But it turns out many of our favorite go-to houseplants do just fine in shady corners and low-light locations. So before you write off your house as too dark to sustain plant life, check out this list of the best indoor plants for low light. You might be surprised at how many good options there are! Our upstairs family room is the brightest room we’ve ever owned thanks to big unobstructed windows on all 4 sides. But most of our indoor plants live downstairs, where…

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My mom was in the hospital for emergency surgery on Monday and it had us all very worried, there was a chance she wouldn’t make it but thankfully she came out of surgery. She’s alright and now in the process of healing and I’m thankful I’ll be here with her on Mother’s Day. I flew to Las Vegas to console my Dad and assist around the house, that’s the reason it was quiet on the blog this week but I’ll be flying back home Monday and back to regular content when I return. 🙂 Favorite links from the week: Proof…

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Hardwood flooring brings nature to our homes, looks excellent, and isn’t too hard to maintain. Taite Floor experts say if you take care of it properly, it can outlive you and your family. But just knowing that doesn’t say too much about hardwood. Then, let’s see what else we should know about solid hardwood floors.  We discuss hardwood flooring, its costs for materials and labor, and its pros and cons. This will give you a better idea of hardwood flooring in case you plan to renovate or invest in this type of flooring. What is Hardwood Taite Floor? Hardwood flooring…

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Engineered wood flooring has become a popular alternative to solid hardwood over the years. It looks nearly identical to its solid wood counterpart while being more resistant to moisture and humidity damage – while being less expensive! The installation process is considerably easier and cheaper than with solid wood, which is one reason why homeowners opt for this flooring choice.  That’s all fine and well, but you’re probably wondering what the cost is – and it’s not a simple question to answer. The price can vary widely depending on different factors such as the quality  of materials, thickness of the…

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When it comes to selecting hardwood flooring for your home, each material is different and has its own character and benefits.  Hickory is known for its resilience and low maintenance compared to other flooring options like American walnut and teak.   It also has an easily recognizable stylish look to it. Hickory comes in highly unique grain patterns and color variations, ranging from creamy whites to medium and dark browns, which makes it a highly versatile flooring option that can match virtually any space it’s placed in. Here’s a breakdown of what hickory flooring has to offer, covering everything from its…

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