Genevieve Gorder The Perfect (Small) Bathroom

Genevieve Gorder has ideas for ways to escape the tiny footprint of a small bathroom. Her advice? Think vertical. Genevieve sets the bar high, literally, by placing shower curtain rods, towel rods and other furnishings higher than usual to create the illusion of a bigger bathroom. She also offers up suggestions to evoke the feeling of a spa-like setting with plants, scents and luxe accessories.

Watch this episode to learn more!

Jenna Fischer Renovates Her Sister’s Home

For 20 years, actor Jenna Fischer has lived in Los Angeles, where she became widely known for her role as Pam on The Office. But she’s always called St. Louis home. When she was younger, many Fischer family events took place at her grandparents’ house, which her grandfather designed, and in which her father grew up. Fischer’s sister, Emily, and Emily’s husband, Dwight, bought the home a few years ago and began raising a family there. “We were all really excited that the house was going to stay in the family,” Fischer says.

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CCA | Voted Best Tile Store 2018

Our two Lower Mainland Tile Town stores in Surrey and Richmond have again been selected as an outstanding business provider for Tile in the 2018 Consumer Choice Awards. Knowing the Consumer Choice Award conducts an independent market research survey to determine the top-ranked service providers in various categories, makes these nominations a true honour.

From all of us at Tile Town, thank you for voting our Lower Mainland stores 2018 Consumer Choice Award Winner of Tile!

We’re proud to have been selected for the Consumer Choice Awards for this is a service recognition voted on by you, the consumer. We appreciate being your trusted tile resource experts in service, quality and value. Receiving this award motivates our team to work harder so we can continue to earn your confidence in our service and your votes again, next year.

Tile Town is proudly Canadian and family-operated since 1971. We’re committed to providing Western Canada the biggest, best and most unique selection of wall, floor and surface tile, along with the best in-class customer service. Displaying the Consumer Choice Award logo in our Surrey and Richmond Stores is a seal of excellence to all consumers.

Passing along our knowledge and expertise in tile to our customers is as important as giving back to the communities in which each of our Tile Town stores are located. We believe in getting involved in community events and providing support to local organizations.

Tile Town is dedicated to creating Your Space in Your Style and in Your Way.

Edmonton Tile Town 2018 Consumer Choice Award

From all of us at Tile Town, thank you for voting Edmonton Tile Town 2018 Consumer Choice Award Winner of Tile in northern Alberta. better yet, this is the sixth year in a row that Edmonton Tile Town has received this award! 

We’re honoured to have been selected for the Consumer Choice Awards for this is a service recognition voted on by you, the consumer. We appreciate being your trusted tile resource experts in service, quality and value. Receiving this award motivates our team to work harder so we can continue to earn your confidence in our service and your votes again, next year. 

Tile Town is proudly Canadian and family-operated since 1971. We’re committed to providing Western Canada with the largest and most unique selection of wall, floor and surface tile, along with the best-in-class customer service. Displaying the Consumer Choice Award logo in our Edmonton Stores is a seal of excellence to all consumers. 

Passing along our knowledge and expertise in tile to our customers is as important as giving back to the communities in which each of our Tile Town stores are located. We believe in getting involved in community events and providing support to local organizations. 

Tile Town is dedicated to creating Your Space in Your Style and in Your Way. 

Thank you for choosing our businesses as an outstanding service provider – Edmonton. You’re the best.

Celebrating Richmond’s Fishing History on Canada Day

Fort Langley celebrates the cranberry, Brackendale honours the bald eagle and Steveston remembers the importance of the salmon in its community celebrations and events. When Steveston was just a town, it was the salmon and the influence of the canneries which shaped the community into a city. 

As the community of Steveston likes to say, the Steveston Salmon Festival is Canada’s biggest little birthday party on July 1st. Since 1945, the residents of this closely-knit fishing community have come together to celebrate Canada Day through entertainment, a salmon barbeque, children’s events, music and having a good old-fashioned parade.

Tyler Won Best Mascot

We were all thrilled at Richmond Tile Town when Tyler won best mascot in this year’s Steveston Salmon Festival Parade. This was the third year that Tyler, and the gang from Richmond Tile Town, were in the parade. Tyler has won second and third place in the category of Best Mascot over the last two years. What Tyler likes most about being part the parade and representing the Richmond Tile Town store is all the children he gets to meet and high-five on the parade route.

Join in Celebrating Canada’s Birthday in Steveston

The Steveston Salmon Festival Parade begins at 10am with a parade through historic Steveston village. There will be over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, celebri8es, politicians, community groups, vintage vehicles and so much more. 

What you don’t want to miss out on, according to Tyler, is Stevestons’s famous salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. This always sells out! 

Join in the fun and help us celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday in the community of Steveston.

Tile Workbook: New Looks With Classic Subway Styles

We’ve seen subway tiles hung in herringbone and chevron patterns, stacked with straight grout lines and in fetching colors. But wait, there’s more. How about a tetris-like layout or a coursing pattern that mimics a textile weave? Those are just some of the emerging ways of working with the classic shape. Subway tiles are easy to find and versatile, which makes them a go-to choice, architect Zuzanna Krykorka says. Here are a few of the interesting ways to use them.

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Without KidSport, Jesse Wouldn’t Have Played High School Sport

As a kid, you don’t understand what money has to do with playing sport. It’s all about playing the game, being with your friends and having fun. Thanks to my friend’s dad, who knew about KidSport, I got off the sidelines and was fitted with the proper gear to play football in high school.

Organized sport teaches our children life-long skills, and improves self-esteem and self-confidence, so children can contribute positively to a strong, healthy community.

Sport Gave Me Discipline, Focus & Patience

I was 14, when my friend said we should join the school football team. I naturally went along and brought home the registration forms. My parents didn’t have the extra money for football gear and registration fees, like the other kids at school. 

Kids don’t play a sport to get an incredible team-building experience. It just happens and you don’t even realize it. When it’s fun playing a sport, kids inherently have better physical and emotional heath, know how to work as a team in group settings and develop good leadership skills and discipline.

Athletes Make Tomorrow’s Leaders

Looking back at how playing organized sport influenced me as an adult, I realize KidSport opened the door to all the other sport I’ve played in my life. KidSport also helped me develop leadership skills which started on the football field as I worked my way from the position of lower-end defense to blocking for the quarterback and then advancing to the position of full back for the Esquimalt Eagles.

When my high school football team disbanded, I turned to rugby. While in grade nine, I was one of the few junior boys to play senior boy rugby. Although I suffered a severe tackle, which broke my ankle in three different places, I still continue to be active and involved in non-contact sport as an adult.

Active, Confident and a Team Player

As a Tile Resource Expert at Tile Town Victoria, I know the leadership skills that I developed as a team player in contact sport has influenced my career path. At work, customers often want me to choose the tile for their home renovation or new build. I approach the situation a little differently. I figure out what a customer wants from the tile – in terms of look, feel and durability – as well as their design style so they can make the decision themselves. The best part of my job is helping people create a dream space in their style.

When you’re in an organized sport, everybody has a job and you learn a lot of things about health, exercise, strategy and, most importantly, how to work together. Playing football built my confidence and provided me with lasting friendships throughout high school.

KidSport is an amazing program for it gives kids the experience of playing a sport and a good start on being well-adjusted individuals in life. First hand, I can tell you that KidSport affects all areas of a kid’s life including your health, your academic standing and, even, your career path.

I’m proud to ask customers if they’ll support KidSport with a donation during Tile Town’s Spring GiveBack Campaign from May to June in 2016. With every $5 donation, customers receive a FREE mini sport ball. All proceeds help KidSport remove the financial barriers that prevents kids from playing organized sport in our communities.

KidSport is a program Tile Town believes in, and I’m living proof that getting kids into the game provides them with more opportunities later in life. Without KidSport, chances are I wouldn’t have organized sport in my life today. I don’t know where I’d be working or if I would be in the great relationship that I have today with my partner.

Celebrating Pomp, Pageantry and Fun on Victoria Day

Tile Town’s official mascot Tyler will be celebrating Queen Victoria’s birthday in the provincial capital on May 23, 2016. Representing Tile Town’s five stores throughout western Canada, Tyler will be taking the day off from his usual tasks of Ask Tyler, to assume his royal duties in the Victoria Day Parade on Vancouver Island.

Joining Tyler in Victoria’s largest parade will be the entire crew of Tile Town’s Victoria store.

Victoria’s Largest Parade Celebrates Queen Victoria’s Birthday

Named in honour of Queen Victoria, it’s only fitting to have a Victoria Day parade in British Columbia’s provincial capital.

In amongst Daisy, Farmer Vicki, marching bands, floats and family entertainment, you’ll easily spot Tyler – the big red tile. Tyler will be handing out taWoos and candy throughout the parade. Beginning at Mayfair Shopping Centre, the parade starts at 9 am and proceeds along Douglas Street finishing at the intersection of Douglas and Humboldt.

If you have any questions on the type of tile or tile products to use for your next project, Ask Tyler will be back at work on Tuesday. In honour of the statutory holiday, Tyler wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable May Long Weekend.

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