Dexterity is a lightweight concrete made up of 38 percent recycled plastic, cement and fiber. Less weighty than traditional concrete, it’s a suitable material for tile. And DEX Studios, the company where it all began, is letting it ripple with their lines of sustainable, sculptural tile that come in eight attractive colors: graphite, cayenne, taupe, light gray, chill (blue), chocolate, white and leaf.
“Dune,” the studio’s conceptual modular tile, allows for anything but a concrete look. When set in place, the uneven surface has no rhyme or reason. Dune is erratically captivating and nonrepresentational of tiles sold from conventional flooring showrooms.
Sculpted with overt sensuality, the “Marilyn” tile is as seductive and curvy as its namesake. The tile’s intense appearance will make a bold statement in any space.
Garage Beginnings to Corporate Endings
Craig Smith and designer wife, Lauriel Leonard, started DEX Studios several years ago in their Atlanta, Georgia garage with a wheelbarrow and a concrete mixer. Today, you can see their work on HGTV and in design and architectural magazines across the country. “Our look is different from others, and our finishes distinguish us,” concludes Smith. “[Our] modern aesthetic is a conscious decision.”