Designers love tile because its styling varies from formal to rustic looks. It can be used almost anywhere, inside or out; floors, patios and fireplace as well as pools. Its durability makes it, when installed, one of the strongest surfaces available. Tile is considered to be a lifetime flooring.
Properly cared for, you or subsequent generations never have to replace tile – unless you want to!
New décor trends include dramatic white-on-white tiles as well as gray on gray. This tone-on-tone look can result in a damask-looking pattern, so your tile installation takes on the appearance of fabric. Black and white (which was never really “out”) is very much “in” again. Do you like outdoor-looking browns and beiges? They are being highlighted with metals and glass to give these unexpected colors even more life.
Don’t overlook the tiny mosaics, available in all colors, which will turn an absolutely simple tile floor into an absolutely elegant one.
Try pairing tile in bright lipstick reds with today’s “cherry red,” appliances or other hot colors with bronzes, steels or copper-colored appliances to make a humdrum laundry room part of your home décor. Rather than hiding the washer and dryer, let them “pop” in full view together with your tile.