20 Years In Deep Ellum

We couldn’t invite you to the party but we can certainly invite you to CELEBRATE with us!

Our first Deep Ellum Location 3032 Commerce

For 20 years knoxtile has been operating out of Deep Ellum. Originally located in the congested inside corner of the 635 and I135 Intersection. , Donna & Olon decided to move knoxtile to Deep Ellum to be closer to the Architectural Firms in Down Town in 2000. Originally starting off at 3032 Commerce they soon made the oh so far move to 3034 in 2001. In those 20 years knoxtile has helped contribute to that unique artistic atheistic Deep Ellum is known for. From the outside of our building to the projects we work on, knoxtile is just as unique as Deep Ellum.

knoxtile 3034 Commerce

Our Hall street wall was kind of bland, so under the direction of Michael Osbaldeston and with the help of friends of knoxtile, we added some life and color to our street. We love the arts, and when Deep Ellum had its Mural contest, we decided to get a muralist to help add a spark to our Clover Street street side.

Hall Street Before
Hall Street After
Ricardo Paniagua: Water Tower Mural on Clover Street

Along the way in our Deep Ellum Journey we have made many Friends and welcomed them to Celebrate our journey with us. From Holidays, to Fun Runs knoxtile is thankful for all the memories. Take a look at some of those memories with us, and if you have some you would like to share with us, EMAIL US

Did someone call for the Nesquik Bunny 
Olon & Jon preforming at our 2008 Christmas party
Donna & Jon Christmas 2006
Candace, Melody, Olon, & Donna Rockitecture 2017
This is a normal day in Deep Ellum
Christmas 2008
Yes we deliver horses…?
Roldan: “SURE Dude!”
The Train Gang 2009
Candace, Donna, & Sonia

Novel Deep Ellum, Crescent Development

The shallow end of Deep Ellum has been home to knoxtile for 20 years. Historically a warehouse district, it spawned into a diverse music scene with tattoo parlors, and an artist’s lofts paradise. Now with the new incoming specialty shops, restaurants, and apartments they are making Deep Ellum an attractive destination for Urban City Living.

Venus In Water

Long famous for murals of every theme, Deep Ellum favors developers committed to keeping the artistic flair alive and well. The Novel Deep Ellum complex is the most authentic to date.

View of install from Balcony

studioOutside, which was tasked by Crescent Communities to conjure something that was Deep Ellum then came to see their neighbor knoxtile. Collaboration is the fun part of creativity. Early discussions mentioned by a Novel Designer commented that the property was in the Southwest flight path and he wished passengers could look down and enjoy a landmark view that they would not forget. Original concepts/images knoxtile presented got the party started with a blast! Fittingly, Crescent’s mission to draw from the community saw that the final art work was chosen from a local artist and Venus became the center of attention. knoxtile succeeded in keeping the look unique by translating the drawing into an 8 color only Diffusion Technique which was then produced in Bisazza 20mm tesserae. The Diffusion technique plays with the eye’s retina, making the 8 contrasting and complimentary colors interact to create any hue imaginable.
The below image is an Eye from the mural. Save the image and step away from your screen to watch as the colors blend together to make the eye.

8 Color Eye
Final Mosaic Laid Out

The above photo is the sheet layout paper face down on the Studio floor just to be sure all arrived in good condition. One sheet was crinkled and torn so we pulled it up on the map, re-worked and mounted.
All mosaic Depth Markers are fabricated in the knoxtile Studio from same production material. Horizontal surfaces including tops of perimeter walls are done in same color anti-slip matt mosaic as is required for all commercial projects and Pool Code. Wet Deck shown is tiled in 6×6 Porcelain Anti-Slip to match the colored concrete strips throughout the rest of the project.

Edge Detail with Bisazza

Multifamily and Hospitality projects often look to the Amenities areas as best launch site to promote the units as well as host special events and draw visitors for pool season relaxation. Professional installers, as for this project, Fun N Sun Pools are critical to the process. Even for the same Developer, each property must be unique, styled to accentuate the neighborhood or character of the property, deliver in a timely manner and provide long years of successful maintenance and durability. No project is ever a repeat.

Mosa – Wet Deck/Tanning Ledge