Tile is a great material for kitchens thanks to its durability and ease of maintenance. However, with the variety of materials and styles available today, it can be hard to decide on the best way to use tile in your home. At Floor Coverings International Concord, we provide homeowners with expert advice and a great selection of home flooring options. Today, we share a few great ways you can use tile in your Walnut Creek kitchen.
Large format tiles are an increasingly popular choice for kitchen remodels. Thanks to their size, large tiles require fewer grout lines and create a modern design that is easy to clean. When installed in a lighter color, they help make smaller spaces feel larger and brighter. Large format tiles can be made from a variety of materials, including natural stone, ceramic, and even luxury vinyl tile, giving you several options to match your budget and aesthetic.
Play with Patterns
Another way to get creative with your kitchen is by introducing different patterns. Rectangular tiles of a single size can be used to make classic staggered or herringbone designs, whereas square tiles can be used in diamond or checkerboard patterns. Introduce a second or third tile shape or size to create more intricate pinwheel or Versailles patterns. Because patterns can get complicated, we recommend professional installation to make sure your tile is installed correctly.
Add a Pop of Color
To add contrast to a more neutral space, try incorporating different colors into your design. This could be as simple as adding colored accent tiles to a lighter floor, or as extravagant as adding hand painted tiles to an entire wall. When it comes to color, your creativity has no limits, and even the smallest amount has the ability to transform any kitchen.
Consider Different Materials
For a kitchen that truly stands out, consider using alternative materials such as cement or terracotta. These types of tile have been around for ages and used in a variety of applications all over the world, giving homeowners a multitude of design inspirations to choose from. For that old-world feel, use square or hexagonal terracotta tile on your kitchen floor. For a more exotic feel, use painted cement tile on your floor or backsplash, which is sure to turn your kitchen into the centerpiece of your home.
If you are ready to start your kitchen tiling project, call Floor Coverings International Concord today! We offer free, in-home design consultations to homeowners in the greater Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas.
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