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Architecture and Design Film Festival- NOLA 2016


AD Film Fest 2016

Horizon Italian Tile New Orleans is moving full speed ahead!

We are proud to announce our red carpet sponsorship for the 2016 Architecture and Design Film Festival in New Orleans, being held August 11-13.

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Attendees will be treated to a series of design related films, speakers, and parties. Presented by the Louisiana Architectural Foundation, this festival will provide great opportunities for Horizon Tile to get to know a new design community in one of the most unique cities in America.

To learn more about the festival, click HERE

For Ticket Information, click HERE

As they say in New Orleans, “Laissez les bon temps rouler”, or “Let the good times roll!”

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IIDA Product Runway 2016

IIDA Product Runway

IIDA Houston City Center’s Product Runway benefitting the Houston Furniture Bank commenced Friday April 22nd at Revention Music Center and Horizon was VERY well represented by a fantastic team of designers from PDR

Teams were revealed February 11th where designers from PDR were assigned the theme Cubism/Picasso for the Avant Art Fashion Show.

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About The EventProduct Runway is an avant-garde couture fashion design competition influenced by the concept of the hit realty TV show Project Runway.  Teams of interior design and architecture professionals participate in a fashion design competition creating handmade garments out of standard architectural finish materials such as glass, tile, carpet and wood.

Requirements:  Each of the 20 competing teams has been assigned one hard material and one soft material, which must collectively make up 80% of their final garment. With this year’s theme: Avant Art, each team will be assigned a specific art movement with a correlating artist, as well as a piece of work from their artist that shows a true representation of that particular movement. The majority of a completed garment (approx. 60%) must be made of their hard and soft goods that are as close to the team’s assigned art movement and artist.

Modern Bath Trends

We love all things design – especially design blogs- and is no exception. This article originally posted in 2014, has been trending again showcasing great images and ideas.

The Warmth of Wood

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Playing with Pattern

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“Mix and Match” Tile

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The use of wood look tile EVERYWHERE is mentioned- including a variety of new offerings in landscape pavers.  Set in a bed of sand, or grass, these 3/4″ thick paver options in sizes up to 24×48 are perfect for your garden or outdoor living space.


Let us know how we can help you design your new project!

Adding Dimension

Looking for ways to add a new texture or dimension to your project? Stone cladding in modern shapes and finishes could be that “wow” factor you are seeking.

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Available in a variety of sizes and stones, the patterns and design possibilities are virtually endless.  Let us help you with your project! Visit our showrooms in Dallas and Houston

Snow Art

While there isn’t snow in Texas right now, there is an abundance this time of year in many places around the world. Like the French Alps, for example. Artist Simon Beck creates amazing patterns in snow.



These impressive creations bring to mind some of our white marbles and patterns available in a variety of grey and white stones.

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Click here for more Snow Art creations and the article on

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Whether you prefer skiing in the great outdoors, or would rather enjoy a hot beverage inside by the fire, these designs inspire!

Holiday Hours

Horizon will be closing today at noon for our company wide Christmas party! We will be celebrating by eating Roast Beast. 🙂


We will resume normal business hours on Monday and Tuesday.

Holiday Hours:

CLOSED December 24th-26th  and December 31st- January 1st

Happy Holidays to you all!




Chevron vs Herringbone

As we all settle back into work after enjoying our Thanksgiving, we thought it was time for some tile inspiration to get the design juices flowing!

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This ceiling detail from a recent Dwell post brought to mind a couple of things.  The beautiful wood used throughout this home is reminiscent of our LIFE collection. The natural beauty of the wood grain is produced in porcelain planks, creating a very real effect, but without the maintenance of real wood. But, really, how beautiful is that ceiling??

The next thought this image brought to mind? HERRINGBONE and CHEVRON patterns! How fun are these selections?  Click on the images to see additional color options and sizes!

Unsure of the difference between chevron and herringbone? Check out this post by Remodelista

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Need more inspiration? Visit our showrooms in Dallas or Houston!

Muted Color

Seeing this post from showing muted colors reminded me of some of our latest tile series to be introduced.

Offering muted colors, subtle tone on tone movement, these options can aid in creating a soothing environment for your next project. Smooth concrete looks, textured wood looks, subtle metallic colors all paired with muted paint colors create a sophisticated space.

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Click on the images above to link to each series for more color options and inspiration!


Modern Hardscapes

We are inspired by a few recent posts showcasing modern hardscapes. Porcelain tile has been trending into hardscapes with factories offering 3/4″ thick pavers in a variety of looks and finishes.  From concrete looks to stone  and wood looks, there are seemingly endless possibilities for your exterior project.

Giardino Aextra20 Graustein-Oak  golden stone

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 Fall is here and as the post from states-  Now is the time to focus on this area of your landscape! Let us help you with your planning!

10 Ways to Landscape with Pavers

Modern Pavers by Michelle Slatalla

Have you wondered what it is like attending Cersaie in Bologna, Italy?


Check out this video giving you a glimpse of what one factory designed, produced, and installed promoting their new introductions in September 2014:  Cersaie 2014



Welcome to the NEW!


We are up and running and SO happy!

Welcome to the new, updated!

We hope you will find our new site easy to navigate so that you may find the perfect tile for your project. We will continue to add new products online daily, so please pardon our dust as we continue to bring you the best options in porcelain tile.

We would love to hear from you. Please let us know how we can assist you with your project.

Stone Box!

Stone Box has arrived!

This porcelain tile series was designed using a selection of 36 different types of stones offering a unique natural stone look with beautiful variation.
In stock in our Dallas warehouse in 4 neutral colors: Bright Grey, Sugar White, Tea Sand, and Black Ink
Sizes 18×36 and 6×36

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Click HERE for more info on this series

Cromie- Color Systems!

Munsell, Pantone, Natural Color Systems, Oh My!

As design aficianados we are familiar with the use of color systems, and Horizon now offers a tile series that was created with theNatural Color System in mind!Cromie
is a tile collection of Warm, Neutral and Cold colors using the NCS System
which is a “logical colour notation system which builds on how the human being sees colour. While other colour systems are based on arbitrary numeric series, NCS classification describes colours exactly as we see them and it is capable of giving an accurate notation to any of the 10 million colours we can perceive.”

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Using Color and Nuance, the NCS System is based on the six colors the human eye identifies as elementary: White (W) Black (S), Yellow (Y), Red (R), Blue (B) and Green (G)

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Using this system, Cromie offers colors with a chromatic relationship to the NCS System.


Click HERE to see the full color offering from this new collection!

You Look MARBLE-ous!

So, we have hinted around at the new larger formats that our factories are moving towards, but KERLITE has always been the largest! KERLITE is THE original thin tile and has been available thru Horizon for several years now.  Every year, KERLITE has increased its line by adding colors and new looks and Cersaie 2012 was no exception.

Introducing Kerlite Excedra Collection

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Not sure what size Kerlite is available in?
Slabs are 39″x118″ x 1/8″ THIN!



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Available in 3 finishes: Natural, Soft, and Lux interior and exterior wall cladding tile over tile installations Flooring Shower walls Forget about demo and project downtime- tile over tile is the way to go!

Let us know how we can help you!

Dimensional Tile

Need to add a little dimension to your projects?

Check out our wall tile options that offer a variety of texture and dimension in both porcelain and natural stone for your interior AND exterior installations.

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Color AND Dimension!


How about natural stone?

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Contact your Horizon Tile rep for additional information on how we can help you include this interesting element to your commercial or residential project in a variety of price points.