Susanna Reed Tile Ideas July 27th, 2018 - 04:46:48
Most people do not like the idea of tiling their bathroom walls from floor to ceiling. Your bathroom will end up looking like a public restroom. The best idea is to tile the walls unto eye level or a little more. You can give borders to the tile arrangement. White tiles bordered by tiles in another color like red or blue looks good. You can also use different colored tiles to create a border. Patterned tiles also make good borders for an assembly of plain tiles. Border tiles ought to be thinner than the tiles that make up the body f the wall.
Bathrooms today are not limited in their tile choices to plain white, square, glazed ceramic tiles as they used to be. Today, there are literally thousands of different styles and sizes of bathroom tile ideas and choices. Ceramic is not the only material, either. Tiles are now readily available in travertine, sandstone, or marble just to name a few.
When coming up with bathroom tiles ideas, you will need to decide first as to which type of tile you want, whether it be ceramic, porcelain, glass or natural stone. You can choose any of the tile types to use in a bathroom installation but you will need to be informed of the implications and characteristics of each tile type to avoid potential failures which are costly and disastrous. Prior to installing your tiles, you will need to evaluate the suitability of the substrate, whether that be the wall or floor and consider if it needs any extra strengthening or waterproofing. The tiles may be too heavy for your wall substrate type, or you may be wanting to use glass tiles which require a different type of adhesive and a professional technique when being fitted to avoid unsightly voids and shadows behind the tiles.
If you decide to use white tiles, you can add some color by incorporating colored tiles at random in between the white ones or you can use the colored tiles to make a border. This will keep your bathroom from looking dull. You can use colored tiles of a single color or several colors according to your imagination. Tiles with patterns can also be used in between plain colored tiles or as borders.
Floor tile ideas for the kitchen would be the same with those for the bathroom. Kitchen tiles must be easy to clean and slip-free. Stains due to food preparation and cleaning of cooking wares abound in the kitchen. Ceramic tiles are fit for such an atmosphere. With a mop sweep, all the stains could be gone without posing much harm to the kitchen users.
You may look at some major resources like internet, magazines and others to get various Kitchen tile ideas before you buy tiles for your kitchen. These ideas will let you know all about getting the ideal tiles for your kitchen at right price. It is very important that you get the right quality of tiles for which you are actually paying for. Today there is wide variety of tiles available for your kitchen. Like there are stone tiles, Porcelain tiles, etc. Slate, Sandstone, Granite, Travertine, etc. are some of the materials that are today used to produce flooring tiles for your kitchen.