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Why Working With Fantasia Showrooms On Design Projects Is A Breeze

Dealing with multiple projects involving tile or faucetry can be a process that's as frustrating and lengthy as it is rewarding. Nobody wants to go through a hassle on their way to completing a project, whether it's a labor of looks or a labor of love. At Fantasia Showrooms, we understand how to make the journey a simpler one.

We are known for having unique and design-forward tile and plumbing products that impress. Yet it is our approach to working with clients that stands out. Here are just a few reasons why working with us is such an easy and stress free experience. 

 

  Meet the Fantasia Showrooms Sales Dept, Customer Service Dept, Shipping Dept, Sample Delivery Dept... (you get the idea).     Nicole, Showroom Manager, and Carri, Sales Consultant. 

Meet the Fantasia Showrooms Sales Dept, Customer Service Dept, Shipping Dept, Sample Delivery Dept... (you get the idea). 

Nicole, Showroom Manager, and Carri, Sales Consultant. 

You'll Work with One Person from Selection to Installation

Many dealers have separate departments for sales, customer service, shipping and beyond. When you talk with so many people about the same project, details can become lost in translation or slowed down by bureaucracy, bogging your project down to a crawl.

Sometimes, you want to work with just one person who knows all the nuances and concerns you may have and can stay on top of the details to ensure it's on schedule.

 

 

At Fantasia, you work with one person from your first consultation all the way to installation, ensuring a streamlined process that eliminates the need for multiple phone calls and explaining your situation endlessly. Why entrust your project to a myriad of people when you only need one? The individualized, hands-on approach to working with you is what sets us apart from everyone else.

 

 Nicole with Clay Daisies Artist/Creator, Kim. 

Nicole with Clay Daisies Artist/Creator, Kim. 

Twin Cities Tile and Faucetry Consultants With Expertise

You may be asking yourself if you can really trust just one person with the heavy lifting of multiple tile and plumbing projects at once. But at Fantasia you will be in good hands.

Our design sales consultants have years of experience in the tile and plumbing field while working directly with design professionals or homeowners alike. Each of our consultants is a true tile expert who can help you select the right tiles for your unique design vision.

Whether you have a clear cut plan of what you want or you need the extra push of guidance to bring your imagination to reality, Fantasia's consultants are equipped to help you out.

 

A Unique And Exclusive Selection of Faucetry & Tile! 

Fantasia has a great selection of faucets, showers and tubs that are complimented by an in-depth of knowledge of the best ways to order and install such high quality pieces. On top of that, we are known for offering exclusive tile lines that you cannot find elsewhere.

Many of our clients came to us when they couldn't find what they were seeking elsewhere, and they ended up becoming loyal repeat customers due to our 38 years of experience, our ability to fit the requirements of any budget, and our expert knowledge when it comes to our industry.

 

All Of This In One Convenient Package

It's not easy to find a hands-on business with renowned expertise and an unrivaled product mix all in one place, and we're happy to tell you that your search ends here. Fantasia's tile and faucetry consultants are only matched by our highly reputed selection of tiles and more. Contact us today to get started on putting your next big project into trusted hands.


 

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The New Inspirational Fantasia Showrooms Exclusive: Red Rock Tileworks

It's said that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. When the parts are made with tender love and care, you can imagine how much greater the whole will be. If you're looking for options to take your project to the next level, look no further than Nashville, Tennessee's Red Rock Tileworks. These gorgeous tiles aren't labors of work, but labors of love, evolved from a childhood passion into a honed artisan craft.

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Verge Porcelan

 Venue Collection

Venue Collection

Artisan-Crafted Handmade Tile with a Mission

Growing up in a family of architects, Lindsay Meacham cultivated a love of design and a passion for working with clay. She took her dreams to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and made them a reality in 2006 by founding Red Rock Tileworks. Her other title at the company is 'Chief Tile Enthusiast', and if that doesn't show love we don't know what does. To this day, she can still be found working on new patterns and designs, speaking with customers to bring their visions to life, or with her hands deep into the clay she loves so much.

The rest of Red Rock's artisans share Lindsay's mission: To create each and every tile with both pride in the craft and a sustainable process. Reduce, reuse and recycle are the three R's that dictate how their process transforms. Deformed tiles are turned back into dust to use again later, any scrap clay is used for landscaping, and being located in Nashville TN means lower fuel usage and shipping costs than coastal counterparts. And these practices and policies only scratch the surface of their innovation when it comes to sustainability. Red Rock cares just as much about the world as they do about the individual tiles. Once again, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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The Red Rocks Tile Collection 

Red Rock features a wide variety of colors: 24 different glazes and 68 colors for their beautiful handmade tile. There are multiple collections as well, displaying extreme versatility to suit any design needs. From the classic Prelude collection to the bold and retro Mod Mosaics collection, the clear effort put into the tile is both stunning and captivating.

The quality of Red Rock tiles speaks for itself, but there are still plenty willing to speak on its behalf. Red Rock has been featured in interior design and home care magazines dating back to at least 2013. They've also been seen in TV shows such as Masters of Flip, Nashville Flipped and Property Brothers. Word of mouth spreads their appeal far and wide, yet their process and integrity remains earnest and pure.

Red Rocks Tileworks at Fantasia Showrooms

These tiles are best viewed firsthand to show their true craftsmanship. To see them, come by Fantasia Showrooms, or contact us for more information and samples. Pictures are one thing, but tactile experience is another. Truly, Red Rock Tileworks says it best: "We all deserve to be surrounded by love and inspiration."

 Venue Collection kitchen backsplash

Venue Collection kitchen backsplash

 Verge Porcelain - bathroom floor

Verge Porcelain - bathroom floor

 Glazed Brick - great for commercial projects

Glazed Brick - great for commercial projects


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New Canvas Collection by Kast Concrete Basins at Fantasia Showrooms in Minneapolis

The new design-forward Canvas collection of concrete basins by Kast will blow you away.

 Vos- a robust basin with strong contours and ample inner depth. The triangular pattern offers a visual structure that enhances the solidity of the form.

Vos- a robust basin with strong contours and ample inner depth. The triangular pattern offers a visual structure that enhances the solidity of the form.

UK-based manufacturer Kast is all about the concrete. They believe in the uniqueness of concrete as a design element- how it allows designers to take the natural, organic properties of stone and cast them into any shape. 

Kast is an incredibly unique company, and their series are the among the best full and concise range of concrete wash basins in the world. In this niche industry, the designers at Kast are the leading experts on concrete basins, and the versatility of their knowledge leads to endless options for retail, hotel, professional, and residential designs.

 Detail of Canvas collection Vos & Mara color and pattern options

Detail of Canvas collection Vos & Mara color and pattern options

Each Kast basin is designed and manufactured by hand, with the attention to detail apparent in every piece. From design to fabrication to casting, finishing, and sealing, this UK line employs unique teams of experts who ensure that each step of their process is flawlessly executed.

     Elm- a contemporary take on a traditional style bucket sink. The linear pattern enhances the vertical form and wraps around the curves.

    Elm- a contemporary take on a traditional style bucket sink. The linear pattern enhances the vertical form and wraps around the curves.

    The Canvas collection is their newest venture. The collection includes three basins that use refined surface patterns and a variety of exciting and sophisticated colors to celebrate the multifaceted design possibilities of concrete.

    Not only are these basins incredibly functional and durable--they are concrete, after all--but they also emphasize design and customization. With the Canvas collection’s 22 color options, homeowners and designers can find any number of ways to make this collection their own.

     Mara- a round design with a bowl interior and vertical edge featuring an interlocking pattern that mimics the circular form.

    Mara- a round design with a bowl interior and vertical edge featuring an interlocking pattern that mimics the circular form.

    While the team at Kast offers timelessly classic design, they are also up on interior design trends of the moment. The Canvas collection is no exception. 2018 promises to emphasize an abundance of embellishment, both of which the Canvas collection excels at, while maintaining subtlety and grace. The bold colors and shapes of these basins fit right in with current design trends.

    The distinct patterns on each piece are intricate and certainly make a statement, but the fact that they are the same color as the sink itself makes them a bit more subtle and texturally effective.

    This collection is full of joy, color, texture, and originality. Kast consistently offers some of the highest quality concrete basin work that the UK, and the world at large, has seen. Fantasia is thrilled to carry their products. Come see their expert craftsmanship and design chops for yourself.

    Introducing Broad Street: an innovative collection of glass mosaic tile

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    OMBRE TATAMI, designed by New Ravenna

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    IN 1991, Sara Baldwin was a 20-something, toddler-toting entrepreneur who decided to put her master's degree in fine arts to practical use. A long-time admirer of mosaics, she seized the opportunity to put a modern spin on the ancient technique by making mosaics for high-end residences and commercial buildings. She and a small team of artists designed and made the mosaics by hand in the rural town of Exmore, Virginia -- and there, New Ravenna was born.

    Soon after, the young mother's business grew out of the shop they were working in, and she bought almost all the buildings on Broad Street in Exmore, breathing new life into spaces that had been sitting vacant for years. In the same sense, New Ravenna has continued to rejuvenate a practice thousands of years in the making in the same location of the company's humble beginnings. Hence our latest collection's name - our home - Broad Street.

    More than 25 years later, we are still designing and manufacturing mosaics in those buildings in Virginia and shipping them globally. Broad Street, a heritage collection, pays tribute to the legacy that artists, designers, customers, and suppliers have helped us create. Interior designer Joni Vanderslice, textile designer Kevin O'Brien, artist Gail Miller, and our very own creative director, Cean Irminger, collaborated with our design team to give their  artwork a new life in glass mosaic.

    Cean says of the Broad Street collection, "our muse has always been nature. In this collection, we took scenes and patterns from the outdoors and interpreted them using styles from different artistic periods such as Impressionism, Art Deco illustration, and Realism."

    All these designs can be fully customized to suit your specification. Samples and quotes for these mosaics can be requested through our showroom.

     

     

    MOD PALM is the first tile design by award-winning interior designer Joni Vanderslice. Vanderslice, owner and founder of J. Banks Design, is known for her skill of blending contemporary and traditional styles in both residential and hospitality design. The idea for Mod Palm stemmed from a personal photograph and takes on an entirely new dimension in mosaic.

      WATERWEB,  designed by New Ravenna

    WATERWEB, designed by New Ravenna

    WEEPING WILLOW
    An ombre expanse of textured branches and leaves, designed by Kevin O'Brien.

      THE GLADE  Creative director  Cean Irminger  designed this mosaic in a playful vintage art deco style.

    THE GLADE
    Creative director Cean Irminger designed this mosaic in a playful vintage art deco style.

      PYTHON,  designed by New Ravenna

    PYTHON, designed by New Ravenna

      BLACK POOL , an original acrylic painting by artist Gail Miller, is the perfect blend of serene, eye-catching, and moody. For this collaboration, we interpreted her artwork into two styles of glass mosaic.

    BLACK POOL, an original acrylic painting by artist Gail Miller, is the perfect blend of serene, eye-catching, and moody. For this collaboration, we interpreted her artwork into two styles of glass mosaic.

      LIVING WALL  Inspired by the lush greens used in vertical gardens, this glass mosaic "living wall", designed by New Ravenna, maintains its vibrancy year-round without the upkeep requirements of live plants ( plants, we still love you ).

    LIVING WALL
    Inspired by the lush greens used in vertical gardens, this glass mosaic "living wall", designed by New Ravenna, maintains its vibrancy year-round without the upkeep requirements of live plants (plants, we still love you).

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    FANTASIA SHOWROOMS IN MINNEAPOLIS NOW OFFERING VOLA FAUCETS

    Vola Faucets

    Let’s start with the iconic design. Vola’s deck-mount and wall-mount faucets, designed by Arne Jacobsen, have been produced by Vola for over 40 years.

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    Scandinavian Faucet Design

    To create and manufacture a design of a quality that lasts for generations is the best example of sustainable thinking.

    Many European faucet manufacturers have used the original Vola faucet’s minimalist form as the basis of their own designs. When it comes to faucet design, the look is synonymous with both “Scandinavian” and “Modern European”.

     

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    The Vola HV1 tapwas designed in 1968 by the Danish architect and designerArne Jacobsen for the National Bank of Denmark. Today more than 45 years after it is still being selected by young architects for their new buildings. The design is timeless, and the tap is produced from the best material so it lasts for generations.

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    A wide selection of finishes have been added including solid stainless-steel, lead-free brass with 3 metal finishes and 14 colors which are available for most Vola products. 

     

    The Vola collection has a full line of coordinating accessories.

    Vola has developed a full line of electronic faucets and continues to add accessories, such as their electric towel warmers (with up to 20 towel bars) and electronic soap dispenser.

     

    Vola Showers & Tub Faucets

    Vola continues to expand upon its variety of shower and tub fixtures, while continuing to stay true to the design elements of the original iconic design.

    Come see our display, and see for yourself why Vola is the original modern Scandinavian Design faucet!

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    Fantasia Showrooms
    275 Market Street, Suite 102
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    612-338-5811
    Fax: 612-338-7866

    Hours
    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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