Many Concord homeowners associate tile with traditional choices and familiar layouts. Ceramic, porcelain, and slate with a straightforward grid-like installation was once the norm. However, there is now a world of exciting new possibilities in tile flooring today. When it’s time for new flooring, consider these innovative tile material choices:
Add Class With Glass
Glass tiles can bring heightened flash, flare, and sheen to any environment. High-gloss shine and unique color tones make them eye-catching and truly unique. Glass tiles are also often created from recycled glass materials, making them an eco-friendly option for your home.
If you love the durability and easy cleanup of tile but also love the warmth of wood grain, you’re in luck! Now you can have the best of both in one tile. Modern innovations have made it possible for porcelain tile to be printed with extremely realistic wood imitations.
Innovative Stone Choices
If you want an ivory or beige natural stone floor but want to break from the norm, consider travertine. It has a soft, porous texture that makes it inviting and comfortable to walk or stand on. These qualities give this sedimentary stone a richness that makes it highly unique. While travertine tile is durable, it should be sealed to preserve its quality.
Quartzite is the result of quartz sandstone undergoing geological processes involving heat and pressure that cause it to harden. Its pale, textured surface gives a rich, appealing look to many Concord décor styles. Quartzite tile is extremely durable, moisture-resistant, and scratch-resistant, making it a great fit for high-traffic areas.
Make a Statement with Metal
Metal tile can bring a bold and contemporary look to the home, but there are also subtler styles and designs available. Metal materials include looks in silver, copper, brass, gold, stainless steel, and combinations of these with other materials. From polished surfaces to brushed metal with etchings and patterns, a wide variety of metal tile styles are possible.
We’ve covered a lot of unique tile materials here that you might not have been aware of. However, you can take that uniqueness to a whole new level by selecting two or more different tile materials to be arranged artfully for a unique interior design effect. Consider creating a mosaic or geometric pattern in your tile layout for added impact. Be sure to test out combinations with tile samples before committing to any one motif.
If you haven’t considered tile flooring in awhile, you might be surprised at what’s possible today. Consider these exciting tile flooring options for your next project, and call Floor Coverings International Concord to schedule a free design consultation! We proudly serve the Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas, and can help you find the perfect tile for your home.
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