A few weeks ago we published an article assisting you in choosing the right tile for your home. This is a followup to go a bit more in-depth. There’s a lot that goes into the process of picking tile! Many people underestimate the plethora of options available to them when undertaking any kind of home improvement project. There are different kinds of hardwoods and finishings, carpet colors and materials, and tile colors and sizes. All of these choices can take hours to make, simply because of how much customization there is. Last time, we went over the color and size of your tiles. That’s not the end of the road, though. Choosing the texture of your tile allows you to show individuality.
Tile can look however you want it to, really. There are a couple of factors that go into picking a tile texture: location and feel. The first one can actually be pretty pragmatic. Smooth white porcelain tile is a really classic look, but it can actually be kind of dangerous in the shower! Nobody wants to slip and fall, no matter how good your floor will look on the way down. Tiling with a bit more texture and grip can still look great, but allow you to walk without fear on wet surfaces.
An entryway, perhaps, could benefit from something smoother and easier to maintain. Perfectly smooth tile is really easy to
clean! A simple sweep and all of the dirt you’ve tracked in is gone. Choices like this are only the tip of the iceberg. Rugged tile adds a lot of character and spirit to any floor, but maybe it belongs in the family room or hallway. If you’re feeling a bit artistic, you can absolutely design a sweet mosaic for your living room floor. Tile can also look like wood, stone, or even metal! I’m
not any kind of interior design expert, nor do I know your personal preferences as a reader, but I can show you the choices.