Large Format Atlas Tile from D&B Tile Completes Remodel of Luxury Delray Home
Lisa Brink, owner of Design Smart Interior Design, had just recently completed a remodel of the Lallier home in Saturnia, Delray Beach. Changes were made to the fireplace, ceiling, cabinetry and wall art throughout the home, but no changes were made to the flooring.
Following a New Year’s Eve party at their home, the family decided to replace the dated tile floor. According to Lisa “I was surprised at the decision because the floor is always the first step in any remodeling process and I knew it would be a challenge to cut around the new island in the kitchen, the fireplace and other areas throughout the home.”
Since most of the tile in the house was purchased from D&B Tile, the decision was made to return there to look for a suitable new tile to replace the dated tile in the family room, kitchen and dining room. “Lisa had remodeled another house for us in Boca Raton and we trust her judgment. She has a background in art and likes to think outside the box, said Mrs. Lallier.
In keeping with the style of the remodeling project, Lisa decided to use a large format tile and presented the family with samples of a 30”x60” Mark Chrome Matt from Atlas Concorde. “This is a rectified porcelain tile from an Italian manufacturer and I was confident in the quality and appearance of the tile. The selection was made and we installed the new tile directly over the existing flooring. The results were spectacular. Installation was performed by East Coast Marble and Stone and everything went as planned.
D&B Tile representatives on the job included Lou Bautko, Commercial Sales Representative and Zsak Vincente, Inside Sales at the Delray Beach location.
According to Mrs. Lallier, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the service and selection at D&B Tile. They told us up front that the tile had to be special ordered from Italy and kept us informed of every step they took. We knew when the order was placed, when it was shipped from Italy, when it arrived in the states and when it was on the way to our home. We have D&B tile throughout the home, in the bathrooms and the pool area outdoors, in addition to the new tile placed in the family room, kitchen and dining area.
“D&B Tile has updated their showrooms and made it more customer friendly. As always, we were impressed with the wide selection of tiles from around the world. We have worked with Lisa on previous remodels and are very comfortable with her approach. She is an artist and extremely creative and innovative. We interviewed many people before hiring her company. Her ideas are so unique and fresh. She keeps current on what is new and different and comes up with different approaches. Her eye for color is unique. She sees things that I don’t. We got to the point of trust to where she said ‘go with it’ and we did. It all worked out. The wallpaper, floors, island, all unique.”
Design Smart, Inc. is a 10 year-old design firm offering services in commercial and residential throughout South Florida. Atlas Concorde is a global specialist in premium porcelain and wall tiles for every style and application in residential, commercial and public architecture. Being global specialists means excellence in the level of design and technology in each type of surface, making it possible to always offer designers and end users the best solution for each application.
They have offices in Paris, France, office and plant in Modenese, Italy, office and production plant in Moscow, Russia and office and production plant in Franklin, TN, USA.
See many selections of porcelain stone by Atlas Concorde and other beautiful tile, stone and marble selections at our eight conveniently located stores in South Florida. Remember, the first step to beautiful design is stepping into D&B Tile.
“After” photographs and article by G. Richard Booth