Consider using stainless steel subway tiles in place of large sheets of steel for a cost-effective modern look. Designer Diane Foreman, of Neil Kelly Company wanted to carry the stainless steel she had used in the backsplash and sink of this kitchen to the bar area, but a curved sheet of stainless steel of that size would have been cost prohibitive in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. Instead, she saved money and created a sleek look using stainless steel subway tiles in a vertical pattern.
This remodeled bathroom features custom cabinetry with a tall corner unit for added, open storage. Sheet mirrors are backed by sleek white subway tile, with mirror-mounted sconces to provide task lighting. Glass hardware on the doors and draws adds glamour and sparkle.
Bright colors and layered patterns result in a kids' room with plenty of fodder for the imagination. Sheets and wallpaper by Serena and Lily provide instant pop, while a contemporary bunk bed leaves plenty of space for two brothers to play. FLOR tiles can be easily cleaned or replaced as needed.
Linoleum is made with renewable, biodegradable materials including linseed oil and cork. Mineral pigments are added to produce rich, vibrant colors. Linoleum produces no harmful vapors and is considered a top environmentally friendly flooring choice.
Linoleum comes as sheet goods designed for glue-down installation and as laminated planks and tiles that install as a floating floor system. Some manufacturers provide a protective coating that prevents staining and helps the product stand up to foot traffic. Linoleum without this coating should be refinished every two years.
Expect to pay $2 to $5 per square foot and $7 to $12 per square foot installed.