Tile Takeover

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Plumbtile: Bisazza

Traditionally, tile has been used for centuries in kitchens and bathrooms as a practical means of keeping water and other messes confined.  It has an excellent reputation for being easy to clean and maintain.  Lately, decorative tile has been making an impressive appearance in other rooms of the home and are available in more colors and designs than ever.

The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can do with tile.  A simple tile floor in a bath or kitchen can make a huge improvement to the feel of the room, but consider placing tiles in bright colors and designs for a one-of-a-kind element. Mermaid scales and subway tile are gaining popularity fast because of the endless colors available. 

Plumbtile; American Olean

There has been increasing popularity in tile shapes.  The days of square and rectangular tiles are gone, replaced by pleasing pieces with curvy shapes that are not only functional but are sure to be an element your guests will be sure to talk about.

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Make sure the area you want to lay tile is appropriate.  You will obviously not want to tile a child’s bedroom with a hard surface, but toss around the idea of perhaps decorating the risers on the staircase leading to the upper level.  This is an excellent option if your stairs are a focal point upon entering your home.

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For added effect, try using tiles of various designs but within the same color family.  Scour yard sales and discount home improvement stores for smaller amounts of leftover tile that you can combine with others at a lower price.

Another place tile has been showing up is outdoors.  Sure, you can use regular old concrete pavers as a walkway, but it is becoming more and more common to see tiles laid out in mosaic designs for added color in your landscape.

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Whatever you decide to do with tile, you’re sure to be pleased with the results.  There are too many websites with design ideas to even mention!  Think outside the box on this one and have fun. Go to Plumbtile today for the biggest variety of tiles you can use inside as well as outside your home!

 

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