In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to our great friend and mentor, Scott Tregembo. Scott loved the woodworking industry and especially looked forward every day to meeting new people and sharing his knowledge to make each individual project a dream come true for our customers. His motto was always, “Build each project like you are making it for your mom” and to “always keep your promises.” Scott made everyone feel like a better person just by having his friendship. He absolutely adored his wife and family and even personally he made you strive to be a better person. We will miss you so very much.

Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Tregembo family at this difficult time.

Gary & Shelly Harwood and all of the crew here at ACB

Services for Scott Tregembo will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 1:30pm at French Mortuary, Eubank & Lomas. Visitation beginning at 1:00pm.

In honor of Scott’s memory and great contribution to our company, ACB will be closed Monday, October 16th

How to Match Floor Tile & Kitchen Cabinets


How to Match Floor Tile & Kitchen Cabinets

For a cohesive kitchen design, all the elements must work together in some way. This includes the floor tile and the kitchen cabinets. These two areas sit directly next to one another and take up a large percentage of the kitchen real estate. Making sure these two areas coordinate helps ensure that your total kitchen design is a success.


One of the first things to look at when selecting your floor tiles and cabinets is to coordinate their style. Contemporary, slab style cabinets work best with floor tiles that have clean edges and narrow grout joints. Raised panel cabinets can handle multipiece pattern tile floors, as well as floors stone tiles. Cabinets that have strong lines or pronounced wood grain need a floor tile with equal character to stand up to them. This includes slate or tiles made to look like other materials, such as wood or fabric.


The floor tile often needs to balance the colors in the rest of the kitchen. For example, a kitchen with light cabinets and dark counters would have a dark floor to provide balance. If going for a kitchen that uses multiple shades of one color or tone, choose floor tiles that pick up the darkest color in the kitchen cabinets. This can be the glaze color, or the darkest tone in a wood grain.


The size of the tiles you choose is linked partially to the style you select. Sleek, contemporary kitchen cabinets work best with over-sized floor tiles that have fewer grout lines. Cabinets in antique farm kitchens may make use of smaller tiles that have a lot of variation in color. The smaller tile sizes mean that more variation is visible in the floor. Generally, however, tiles in modern kitchen should measure at least 12 inches in size. This size ensures that the floor isn’t broken up into a small grid, which can draw the eye to the floor.

Accents and Pattern

Tile pattern adds interest and design to the kitchen, but they don’t work with all cabinet styles. Contemporary kitchen cabinets can clash with floors that are too busy, but traditional style cabinets, raised panel cabinets and decorative cabinets can work beautifully with a pattern on the floor. Keep the size and style of the pattern in keeping with the cabinets, and let the pattern itself take last place in consideration. This lets the harmony of cabinets and tile show through.













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Albuquerque Cabinet Brokers will be closed December 23rd & 26th for the Christmas Holiday and January 2nd for the New Years Holiday.

Wishing you and yours the Merriest Christmas and a Very Prosperous New Year!