There are few things you can do to achieve a more dramatic and appealing effect than updating the tired look of a kitchen or bathroom with a new tile design.
Cook Up New Tile Ideas for Your Kitchen
The reasons to consider a fresh kitchen tile design for your backsplash – whether you are refreshing a kitchen or building a new one – are both practical and utilitarian.
The backsplash serves to protect your kitchen walls from flying grease drops, bubbling sauces, and other food splatter. And tiles are easy to clean, with simple wiping after a large meal has been prepared. A new tile design can also create a completely new aesthetic for the room, adding to its appeal and your home’s resale value.
A current trend in many kitchens is to have cabinet designs with clean lines and single, solid colors. So you can use your kitchen tile scheme to act as a colorful counterpoint. Bold colors, strong designs and predominant patterns can all serve the cause.
Besides its ease of use and ready availability, tile is also a great choice for a backsplash because it is readily customizable to achieve just about and design effect you would like. Tile comes in an endless variety of styles, sizes, shapes, colors and textures.
Keep in mind that tiles don’t have to be big and square. Tiny tiles about the size of a penny, available in a variety of finishes, can be readily mixed and matched (shiny with matte, for example) to create stunning visual effects.
No More Boring Bathroom
New bath tiles can turn a boring room into an exciting and elegant space, or a rustic and peaceful one.
Mixing and matching styles, colors and sizes can yield an endless number of effects. For example, traditional large porcelain tiles can employ the latest digital imaging technologies to create realistic stone effects.
Or you can brighten up the space mixing neutral tiles with small, colorful glass mosaic ones. The latter are also useful for creating a unique backsplash for a vanity or sink.
If you want a more natural look, travertine is a stone tile that is durable and comes in a wide range of colors. This could be paired with a porcelain tile for the floor treated to have a realistic wood look.
Besides using the tiles for your main event, they can be used judiciously to create accent colors, especially to jazz up a neutral pattern. Accent tiles can be used to mark out the space around your bathtub or shower.
When choosing bath tiles, keep in mind that you need water-resistant tiles to survive splashes and humidity.
Once you have your new tiles in place, let us help you keep them clean and repaired. Contact the cleaning professionals at Groutsmith Tulsa for a free estimate.