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Getting creative with tile

Published: June 2, 2011

Tile is a popular floor option because it is a very functional floor option. Easy maintenance, excellent durability, practical – all true when it comes to tile. But how about fun, creative and colorful?

In many ways, tile offers more design flexibility than any other flooring choice. Type, texture, color and pattern all come into play when you’re thinking about tile. That’s a lot to consider! We’ve got some creative tips below, and recommend you check out our Tile Buyer’s Guide for more information.

Choosing the right tile: Your first consideration with tile isn’t the most creative, but it is the most important. What type of tile is right for the area? You don’t want a porous tile in a bathroom or kitchen because it will absorb water. Entryways need a hard, scratch-resistant tile. Tiles for an outdoor room require different specifications than indoors.

Shading: All tiles will have some shade variation from tile to tile. Do you want a more uniform apperance? Do you want to see variations across the tiled area? Do you want random coloring to pop up? All are options when it comes to tile.

Materials: Ceramic, porcelian, glass, marble, mosaic, terrazzo, natural, metal… the world is your oyster when it comes to tile materials. Each has its own style and feel. Each has its own polish and appearance. Each can create a distinct look in your home.

Patterns: Your choices vary from a simple, consistent layout to patterns and inlay designs.

Look up: Tile is used in more than just flooring. You can tile a backsplash in your kitchen, the walls of your bathroom or even a mosaic focal point above your fire place.

Tile’s many styles, shapes, patterns, and colors can give you just the look you want in any room of the house. Check out these room scenes for some spectacular uses of tile. Whether you’re seeking a simple layout or an intricate pattern, tile can be the perfect choice for you.

Get your hands on some tile!

Sometimes you need to see it for yourself and that’s why Kermans Flooring has a showroom filled with samples to touch, feel and see. Stop by our Castleton location – easily accessible from all Indianapolis neighborhoods, just off I-465 – and talk to a design consultant about getting creative with tile in your home.

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