It’s time to decide on the flooring for your new home, and you’ve found yourself at a crossroads. You need help with your tile! While it is fun to read about the road less traveled, I don’t know if I recommend it when it comes to your house. Though if you know what you’re doing, by all means, go for it! For everyone else, I’ve got some guidelines to help the tiling process along.
Tile is difficult because of just how many options there are. Size, color, materials, toughness, the list goes on and on. I can at least give you some more info so you both know what’s trendy and what may work in your house.
Were I to sum this up in one sentence, I would say “Bigger is better.” At least as far as what’s popular, anyway. The latest trends as far as tile go tend towards larger pieces for both flooring and walls. Having large pieces tend to make the space look…well…more spacious. While it’s difficult to have large slabs of wall tile, “8×10” and “8×12” are popular sizes for this and next year. Clean cut edges are common as well, perhaps to show a more professional/clean side. What’s popular doesn’t have to dictate what your kitchen looks like, though! If you’re interested in a cool pattern involving lots of little tiles, we’ll absolutely install that for you.
At the end of the day, your favorite color is your favorite color. However, I do have a couple of tips. Dark colors make space seem smaller. If you’re looking for a cozy and/or warm vibe, then you may want some dark tile for the floors and walls. On the other hand, light colors can really open it up. Your kitchen will seem absolutely massive if you have large, light-colored tiles. If you pick a neutral color like a beige or a black, it can go with just about anything. You’ll have a lot of freedom with your furniture or cabinetry colors. That’s not to say brighter or more “out there” colors are bad! If you like them and like how they fit in with your whole color scheme, they’ll be a great investment.
I’ll include the rest of my tile help in a later article, but this should be enough to get you started! At Monet Floors, we carry the top brands in the area and can give you endless advice on color, size, texture, design, brand. You name it, we can do it. Happy tiling!