Jessica Sapinoso (third to the right) – grand prize winner
Daltile and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation announced that Jessica Sapinoso is the winner of the third annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship. Sapinoso was the grand prize winner, and she received a $10,000 scholarship at NeoCon 2014. The scholarship will help her continue her education in the field of interior design. Her winning design was on display at NeoCon 2014, and Jessica was Daltile’s guest of honor. The first, second, and third prize winners received a $2,5000 scholarship. Ten merit winners received a $1,000 scholarship. Overall, a total of $27,5000 in scholarships were awarded.
The design challenge, which was called Operation Renovation, was to transform an old space that really needs to be renovated. In today’s marketplace, renovations and remodels are common, and a remodel is a great chance for interior designers to shine. This challenge also provides a real world design experience for the interior design students. The design entries were judged on the space’s function, aesthetic, and creative use of Daltile’s newest product offerings, which brought the students’ visions to life.
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If you want to do something creative with hardwood flooring but you do not want to use the chevron pattern, then there are other great herringbone flooring patterns. Herringbone flooring is a traditional floor pattern from Europe. This flooring pattern can be seen in many European homes old and new.
This type of flooring is installed piece by piece in different arrangements, and you can use a border or not during installation. In addition, herringbone flooring can be designed parallel to the wall or diagonally. This style of flooring looks the best when the points of the floorboards run in the longest direction of the room or towards a focal point. If you install the flooring diagonally, you will use more flooring.
For the best results, herringbone flooring should be glued down or nailed down. You can do a single pattern or a double pattern with this flooring, and the only difference is that the double pattern uses four planks instead of two for the pattern. The pattern itself does not evenly meet like chevron flooring does. You can also do the diagonal pattern. Each of these three patterns are illustrated below:
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