Our tile showroom's fresh look aims to inspire every style
Sure, people recognize Pewabic tile in historic installations around town – in the DIA and on the Guardian Building, to name a few – but it’s in plenty of contemporary settings too, like the QLINE stations and Little Caesars Arena.
Now visitors can better experience the wide array of Pewabic tile profiles and color palettes in our newly renovated tile showroom, making it easier than ever to get started on an architectural job, no matter the style or size.
“The historical building sometimes negates that you can use Pewabic architectural tiles in a variety of styles, so we decided to create an environment that transcends arts & crafts and better exemplifies that we can cater to more modern environments and designs just as well,” explains Senior Designer Genevieve Sylvia.
The revamped showroom features new tile boards to give customers a sense of what’s possible amid a comfortable setting for homeowners, designers and architects to explore the many design options available.
Stop by for inspiration and when you’re ready to get started on your next project, schedule a complimentary consultation with a Pewabic designer at email@example.com or by calling 313.626.2030.
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Steve McBride wore a wide smile as he quietly watched Pewabic Designer David McGee set the last tile in the fountain face: “I’ve waited four years for this.”
It was the almost-final touch on renovations to the National Historic Landmark’s courtyard, a space McBride had long wished to make more inviting.
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