The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) was created in 1996 by the suggestion of the Tile Council of North America. The overall goal of CTEF’s activities is to raise the quality of ceramic tile installation. CTEF is an educational institution that offers local, regional, and national training programs for consumers, installers, construction professional, architects, designers, building inspectors and sales associates interested in the sale and installation of ceramic tile.
Certification identifies an installer as being a dedicated and knowledgeable professional whose competence in installing tile has been verified to meet specific tile industry standards.
Produced by the professionals at the New Hampshire Home Builders Association this is an amazing event you don’t want to miss!
It’s your chance, as a home owner or a soon-to-be home owner, to interact with builders, remodelers, decorators, landscapers, and all types of home solutions suppliers.
The newest and hottest in home-related products and services will be showcased!
From mortgages to landscaping, hot tubs to custom home builders, and custom closets to fabulous kitchens and baths!
This weekend! March 17- 19 2017 hosted at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street in Manchester NH!
This event was a huge success last year as over 8,000 people enjoyed the home show! With the 50-year mark, it makes the longest running home show in New England and we are so excited to part of it!
Carl and Diane will be there Friday afternoon doing some volunteer work! They would love to see you!
Here is some information on the show hours and admissions.
Friday, March 17 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, March 18 10am – 6pm
Sunday, March 19 10am – 4pm
$6.00 Seniors 62 and over
Children under 12 FREE
$5.00 with Military I.D.
As per the NH State Home Show website you can receive a discount if you bring in a non-perishable food item, socks, or toiletries for Harbor Homes you will receive $3.00 off the admission fee. No double discounts will be accepted.
We hope you get a chance to come down to the Radisson Hotel Manchester NH this weekend!
See ya there!
Artistic Tile is so excited to introduce and now carry the Michael Aram Collection!
A little bit about Mr. Aram:
Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal. After studying fine art and living as an artist in New York in the late 1980’s, Aram took what would later be a life-altering trip to India where he discovered rich metalworking traditions.
Aram’s high-style designs are infused into the very finest ceramic tile available.
The line is inspired by some of Aram’s well-known existing collections such as the, Molten, Botanical Leaf, and Gotham, transforming their distinct aesthetic into a series of high quality decorative ceramic tiles. Each pattern is glazed in metallic bronze, silver, or gloss white. This tile collection is just absolutely breath taking!
We have samples available in our showroom so stop by 650 Amherst Street in Nashua NH to see this gorgeous collection!
Artistic Tile offers one of the largest selections of unique tiles found anywhere in New England, including high-end, designer and specialty tile brands. We also provide a friendly, comfortable atmosphere in our showroom. We want you to think of it as an extension of your living room, a place to sit, relax and let your imagination run where it will.
We have a team of expert designers ready to help you with your project.
Here are some helpful tips on a successful design appointment:
1. Bring any samples you have with you to your appointment that you’d like to match (cabinet door, granite sample, fabric, paint colors, etc.) Samples are a perfect way to assist your designer with a “point of reference”
2. Make sure to bring measurements, sketches, or blueprints of your ideas. This can be extremely helpful when searching for the perfect tile for your home. There are so many tile choices. Glass, stone, ceramic, mosaic…etc.
3. Photos of the space & a folder of images/styles you love.
4. Be prepare to answer some questions- for example: What will the space be utilized for? What colors do you love? What colors do you hate? Is there something you have, or have seen, that you want to serve as your color inspiration? This is where your folder of images would come in handy!
5. Be honest with your designer about what you want and what you can invest in your project. Once we understand the scope, goals, and priorities we can talk to you about how those investment dollars would best fit into your project.
Porcelain tile patterns and shapes are not just for walls and backsplash; they are now taking over floors in 2016 as well. The geometric tile patterns, colors, and options are endless! Brick-look, cement, metallic and wood styles! So many porcelain choices and all are so amazing, fun and inspirational!
Porcelain tiles are made from fired clay but porcelain is baked for a longer period of time, which results in a firmer and denser material that is also more durable and scratch resistant.
Porcelain has many added benefits that make it an exceptional choice for your home.
Since the color of the tile’s ‘body’ is usually similar to the color of the surface, chips and wears are less likely to be noticed.
The lower absorption of porcelain makes it ‘freeze proof’, meaning that water can’t enter the ‘body’ of the tile and crack the tile if it freezes.
Porcelain is resistant to both mold and mildew.
Some historic examples of rooms decorated entirely in porcelain tiles can be found in several European palaces, including the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing.
Come down to 650 Amherst Street – Greystone Plaza – Nashua, NH 03063 and visit us while leisurely browse our showroom, and have a chat with one of our design and installation experts. We look forward to working with you.
Please join Artistic Tile, LLC on October 18, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 650 Amherst Street Greystone Plaza in Nashua, NH.
We are very pleased to be hosting this FREE wedi® shower system product demonstration and certification class. Learn how you can increase efficiency and profits while reducing liability and call backs!
Discover wedi® and all the advantages with:
• Highly customizable
• Mold and waterproof system
• Reduces jobsite mess and disruption
• Replaces mud pan and liner process
• Ideal for steam rooms
• Extremely easy to cut and fabricate
• Eliminates applications of waterproof rolls on & sheet membranes
• Replaces heavy concrete boards
• Expedites construction schedules
• Thirty plus year proven, 100% waterproof shower
For questions or to register for this free certification class please contact, Diane Dubberly at 603.886.1920 or feel free to email Diane, at Diane@theperfecttile.com.
We look forward to seeing you!
Business NH Magazine compiles a list of the top NH-based family-owned companies. Companies will be ranked by annual sales. In the latest issue of Business NH Magazine, August 2016; Artistic Tile ranked #150 in NH’s 2016 Top Family Businesses.
Owners Carl and Diane Dubberly have been in the tile business for over 30 years!
A career tile installer, Carl uses his extensive knowledge and practical experience to ensure clients get exactly what they’re looking for.
Diane brings over 30 years of sales and retail experience to the business, and she makes customer service her number one priority.
The idea for Artistic Tile was born when Carl noticed he was often installing tiles that clients had to go to Boston or New York to purchase. At that point he knew the New Hampshire market would be ready for specialty tiles, keeping cost and hassle to a minimum.
Now, Artistic Tile proudly showcases handcrafted tiles, natural stones, stone mosaics, glass and metal tiles in its tile showroom located in Nashua NH.
Artistic Tile serves homeowners, interior designers, architects, and kitchen designers throughout NH and Northern MA.
Also ranked with Business NH Top Women-Led Businesses 2016!
Our ultimate goal is that you walk out our doors with a smile on your face and plans in mind.
Artistic Tile works hard to keep up-to-date on the latest fashion trends, quality material and installation methods. One of the brands we offer is from Sonoma Tilemakers. Over the last 11 years this skilled team from Sonoma Tilemakers has built an exceptional collection of unique and complementary products, all within a single cohesive design application.
Artistic Tile offers many new colors and material available for you to choose from. You will be sure to find a unique style and color that is just right for you, your home and/or business!
The new Euphoria line, that we offer, has a variation in shade, color; texture and size. They are inherent characteristics of these handcrafted tiles. Euphoria glaze formulations and firing process are an evolution of the traditional Raku process, a type of Japanese pottery.
The result is a uniquely beautiful tile where no two pieces are exactly alike. As such, the tiles finally purchased will vary from both the catalog illustrations and samples. Once properly installed, the beauty of this handcrafted tile is enhanced by such variation.
Come visit our tile store serving NH and MA and view the brand new samples that we have in!
Lunada Bay Tile is pleased to partner with Tommy Bahama to create a premier collection of tile. An exquisite collection of handcrafted glass tile blends inspired by the most exotic and untouched destinations of the world!
Tommy Bahama believes that life should be one long weekend. The brand aspires to offer a lifestyle filled with adventure, spontaneity, beauty and relaxation—all in a classic, yet sophisticated style. Designer glass tile collection invites creative expression while answering a need for serene, fashion-inspired spaces.
We are thrilled to be carrying this new line! You have to see it to experience this truly attractive collection.
An Open House has been planned to launch this exciting new line of tile for Designers only on March 31, 2016 and on April 2, 2016 we will have an open house for the public. You will walk out our doors with a smile on your face and plans in mind!
New samples can be viewed at 650 Amherst Street – Greystone Plaza – Nashua, NH 03063.
Save the Date for the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Old Home & Barn Expo!
To be held from March 12-13, 2016 at the Center of NH, Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.
Artistic Tile will be part of this amazing expo and we will have samples and associates onsite to speak with and to answer any questions you may have. We so look forward to meeting all of you!
A little about this event:
The event is helpful to homeowners whose house dates from 1750 to 1950; those who want to add old traditions to their new house, stewards of historic barns, and people who just love old building crafts and traditions.
The one-stop-shopping trade show helps old house and barn owners and enthusiasts with appropriate and affordable solutions. Create your own show “itinerary” and explore garden, architecture, history and preservation strategies through free hourly lectures, over 60 exhibitors and many traditional arts demonstrators.
Cost: $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students