by TJ AndersonThis prediction from Dwell magazine, from late last year, just made its way into my Facebook feed: “Step Aside, Subway Tile — Penny Tile Is the New Classic.” Penny tile,
Cool Custom Tiles Made In Nashville By Red Rock Tile Works
by TJ Anderson
All photos: redrocktileworks.com
In the past handful of years, my team and I have worked on a long list of new home builds and renovation projects in Nashville. My favorite part of those projects (next to seeing new families take the keys): choosing the finishes that’ll make a Nashville house really pop, and feel like a home.
It’s all a passion for me: choosing paint colors, trim types, tiles. The latter, in particular, has become an obsession in recent years, and I know I’m in good company, as creative tile design has been coming to the trend foreground in Nashville and around the U.S.
Do you share my love of eye-grabbing tile design? If so, a Nashville brand you should definitely know, if you don’t already: Red Rock Tileworks, which crafts custom tiles of various styles, from simple and classic to bright and bold.
A blend of Red Rock styles
A particular cool Red Rock Tileworks attribute: Whether you lean toward subtle and simple or bright and bold, they’ll almost certainly have tile options that catch your eye.
Looking for something clean, bright and glossy? One of their machine-pressed field tile designs, like these framed diamond tiles, might do the trick:
Prefer something imbued with texture and pattern? Check out their Naragon collection:
For a broader look at what Red Rock Tileworks produces, check out their collections at redrocktileworks.com.
Where you’ve probably seen Red Rock tiles
If you go out much in Nashville — restaurants, high-end bars, etc. — the odds are pretty spectacular that you’ve spent some time staring at Red Rock tiles. Some of Nashville’s busiest commercial interior designers make steady use of Red Rock creations, in a mix of our city’s most stylish spaces: the tiki-esque Pearl Diver in East Nashville, Five Points Pizza in West Nashville and Old Glory in Edgehill are all among the recent additions to Red Rock Tileworks’ Nashville hospitality portfolio.
That’s helped earn the Nashville company a bunch of much-deserved attention, including a bunch of home TV spots, from massive hit Property Brothers to locally based shows Nashville Flipped and Masters of Flip.
Their tiles pop up in residential spaces plenty, too — take a look at high-end, high-style home listings in Nashville, Brentwood or Franklin and a Red Rock backsplash or shower is bound to grab your eye. Good example here, from the Red Rock Tileworks Instagram:
Red Rock’s green approach
One of the best bonuses that comes with working with Red Rock Tileworks tiles: The Nashville company is focused on minimizing their ecological footprint every way they can. They recut and reuse tiles that get rejected, recycle all scrap clay, and package and ship all their work in recycled and/or biodegradable products.
If you value minimizing waste as you’re building or renovating in Nashville, and lean toward supporting local businesses that do the same, add another reason Red Rock Tileworks might make a perfect partner.
For more on the company — their designs, their approach and how you can snag a box of tile samples — head to redrocktileworks.com.
If you do end up picking some of their Nashville-made tiles for your project, please tag @tjandersonhomes in any Instagram photos you post. I’d love to see what you create together.
Not ready to take on a home renovation project, because you haven’t found the right Nashville home yet? I’d love to help. Check out some Nashville homes for sale here, and call or email TJ Anderson Homes here to tell us more about what you’re looking for.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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