I know tiling is a pretty broad topic but I thought it be best to talk about it in a broad sense, which will hopefully keep this blog post from become infinitely long.
Tiling can basically be installed anywhere, be of many shapes and sizes, be of almost any color and compliment any style. My favorite part about tiling is that the possibility is there to make a huge impact with a simple material. Tiling doesn’t have to be limited to the bathroom or kitchen. It can be used as flooring, wall treatment or an accent throughout your home and even outside. Tiling can be a great way to freshen up a space.
I don’t want to write on and on about tiling, it’s a well known product. But what I will go a bit deeper on is the idea of tiling in a non-typical application. With the amount of different tiles available, it’s easy to find something to add character to any room of the home. Tiling a wall to create an accent or installing on plywood to create a piece of art can happen in a bedroom. Tiling fireplaces rather than cladding in stone or brick is an easy way to set it apart in your home and set it apart from your neighbors home. Tiling a concrete patio, with appropriate, safe for outdoor use tile, can liven up and sophisticate an outdoor space.
Another way tiling can be done in a non-typical application is by using bold colors. If you’re timid about bold colors, use in a small dose with a more traditional field tile. I recently saw the application below in Kitchen & Bath Design News and loved the idea. The accent tiles are definitely bold but not overdone allowing the accents to be much brighter and bolder than if that was the tiling throughout. That’s not to say that tiling throughout can’t be done with bright, bold color but you must be careful doing so. And if you do use it throughout, you basically have to retile when you’re ready for a change. Using multiple bold colors, like the picture, allows the opportunity for change of the overall room scheme.
Out of all the designing I get to do, selecting tile might be one of my favorite tasks. The ability to select from all different types of styles and colors to create something very unique is just so much fun. If you want in on the fun, Fuchsia might be the right firm for you. Contact us for your next tiling project. Or even a project that you don’t think will include tiling, we might sneak it in there!