Can't live without…..Walker Zanger's Line of Bamboo Tiles


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The Exclusive Sobu Collection Leads The Trend In Green Design

Sylmar, Calif., Feb. 28, 2008—WALKER ZANGER puts a new spin on the traditional beauty and versatility of bamboo with its exclusive line of mosaic tiles. Crafted from renewable bamboo, the Sobu Collection is truly an innovative design product. This environmentally friendly product is made of a renewable resource; indeed some species of bamboo can grow as much as three feet a day. The Sobu Collection of bamboo mosaics adds warmth and depth to any room and is a visual and responsible delight for homeowners and building professionals committed to using green building products.

While Sobu is made of bamboo, it can be employed in the designer’s palette just like tile.

It’s available in multiple mosaic patterns: Straight, Basketweave, Herringbone, and Random Planking, all of which showcase the material’s delicate veining, rich linearity, and subtle variations of texture and hue. Three colors are available: Gold, which highlights the classic look of cut bamboo; Sable, which adds a warm, reddish brown; and Espresso, a deep, dark brown which complements virtually any color. All colors feature a matte finish and a smooth texture.

WALKER ZANGER Sobu is at home in a wide range of decorating styles, ranging from Asian Zen to Classic Modern to Contemporary. It can add a modern green design to a traditional kitchen backsplash or evoke a sense of serenity for a home spa.

WALKER ZANGER is the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company. WALKER ZANGER combines traditional tile-making techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style. A leading choice for design professionals and consumers, WALKER ZANGER natural stone and tile products, as well as, its new line of exquisite bathroom vanities, can be found in luxury homes, trendy boutiques, lavish spas and resorts, famed museums and fine restaurants around the globe.

WALKER ZANGER is available through 17 beautiful showrooms and exclusive distributors nationwide. To learn more about Sobu and the full line of WALKER ZANGER products, visit

2008 Color Trends

photostogounlimited-1072224.jpgColor Trends - Color trends in fashion and home styles often cross paths. The thing to remember is that trends are always changing, changing with the seasons. Don’t feel pressure to change your home’s color palette every time fashion trends change! The natutral time to change your home colors will happen when you are ready. These changes over time will help create your own personal style. Over time you will have an eclectic look that you can be proud to call your own.

The ultimate source for color forecasting in fashion is Pantone. Click here for Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2008 and Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2008. My favorite color from the spring report is Cantaloupe!

Hot Colors

  • Purple – in fashion and home, purple is the front runner of color. photostogounlimited-1147976.jpg
  • Yellow – Yellow is the new orange! Orange will still remain with a presence, but not quite as hot as yellow.
  • Blues – varying shades from soft spa blues to robin’s egg blues to deep sea blues. Many nature inspired blues.
  • Greens – with all of the buzz about the environment, natural greens are making their way into the home
  • Browns -look great with other hot colors, especially the softer colors where black would be too harsh. Read more