Our Favorite Materials + Why
The materials that go into a home are so important for peace of mind and longevity. Say you're taking on a remodel yourself (first of all, bless your heart), we want to help you by sharing some of our go-to materials! Sometimes there is a bit of a splurge moment, but we firmly believe splurging on solid materials will save money and headaches in the long run.
Quartzite is natural stone composed of recrystallized quartz sandstone, known for its durability and strength. It is stain, scratch, and heat resistant - perfect for use in family kitchens, kids bathrooms, and other high-traffic spaces throughout the home. You can find slabs in a variety of colors and veining, from white marble-looking slabs all the way to green, gray, and black.
Check out this gorgeous colored quartzite dining table!
Source: Pure Wow
Porcelain is an ideal choice for flooring and bathrooms due to its hard and dense characteristics. It is easy to clean and maintain - no re-sealing or polishing required. You can find this material in a number of fun and funky shapes and patterns, and it can even mimic the appearance of hardwood.
This photo below is from our recent Hanover Project, where we used porcelain tile for a feature wall behind the freestanding tub in the primary bathroom.
Whether you like geometric, florals, or abstract patterns, you can find always find the perfect porcelain tile to suit your space. This one from TileBar would be cute in a laundry room or kids bath.
Engineered hardwood is composed of a top wood veneer layer, with more layers of wood laminated together underneath it. Unlike solid wood, it can be used without the fear of expansion and contraction when exposed to changing temperatures, moisture, and humidity. It is often less expensive and can be installed over concrete - a great option for basements.
These are stunning American Hardwood engineered wood planks that could be used throughout the main living areas of a home.
Source: Foglie D'Oro
We love marble for its unique natural appearance and beauty. It's a one-of-a-kind stone that adds a luxe feel to kitchens, floors, or any space that you want to feel special. While it does require a bit more maintenance than other natural stones such as granite, marble is a timeless option that will never go out of style as long as it is properly cared for.
Here we used a patterned marble tile in the powder bath on our Sky Terrace Project, paired with a wall-mounted brass faucet.
That wraps up some of our most loved materials for interior spaces! With the thousands of options out there on the market, it can be super overwhelming to narrow down your choices. We hope this breakdown is helpful as a reference for your home designing and remodeling. Let us know if you have any questions or feel inspired by our picks! Please reach out to us on Instagram @naomiewertinteriors - until next time....