March 15, 2023
How to Find the Right Tile and Flooring to Enhance Your Home
Tile and flooring can play an essential part in any home. It can provide warmth, beauty, and comfort to one’s eyes and feet. But with so many options available, knowing what type of tile and flooring is best for you can be challenging. This blog post will discuss finding the right tile and flooring to enhance your home.
Consider your Needs
The first step in finding the right tile and flooring for your home is considering your needs. Are you looking for a material that will be easy to clean? Do you need something durable enough to withstand high foot traffic or pets? Consider your lifestyle when selecting the material that best suits your needs.
Types of Flooring
Another excellent way to narrow down your choices is by looking at the different types of tile and flooring available.
The most common flooring used, ceramic tiles, come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and textures and range from traditional looks to modern designs. They are incredibly durable, water- and stain-resistant, and ideal for humid climates.
Natural stones such as marble or travertine provide a timeless look that never goes out of style. Marble has a highly polished appearance and is waterproof. Travertine, made of limestone, offers a rustic, earthy look and is available in earth tones like brown, rust, and tan. It is also recyclable and 100% biodegradable.
Porcelain is similar to ceramic but is even more durable and water-resistant. Additionally, it is low maintenance, making it a good choice for commercial kitchens and high-traffic areas.
Vinyl, offered in tiles or planks, provides softness underfoot and is the fastest-growing category because of its resistance to water, scuffing, staining, and scratching. It comes with many embossed patterns that mimic natural wood or ceramic tiles.
Color & Pattern
Once you have narrowed down the type of material you are interested in, it is time to think about color and pattern choices. Light-colored tiles can open up small spaces, while darker-hued tiles can create depth in large rooms. Solid shades add a contemporary feel, while geometric or floral motifs add character to rooms.
Natural stone works exceptionally well on wall coverings and floors because its veining creates instant variation among assorted stone slabs, even if they’re all one shade throughout. In addition, wood-look tiles look more naturalistic than ever, with realistic grain patterns and knots far superior to those printed on previous generations’ versions.
Finally, it’s also essential to consider professional installation when deciding which type of tile or flooring is right for you. For example, some materials require extra labor, such as grouting between each piece. In contrast, others are “floated” onto a place without additional work rather than sweeping off dust particles after being laid down completely flat on top of an existing subfloor surface.
No matter what type of tile or flooring material you choose for your home, when done correctly, it can significantly improve the look and feel of any room in the house.
Call the Professionals
If you need help transforming your next remodel or new-build project, contact the professionals at Florida Design Works. We have many exclusive products available in our showroom – from traditional to modern designs – there’s sure to be an option that fits perfectly within your budget. Or work with one of our experienced Architectural & Design Representatives. With the right tile and flooring, we can help enhance your home and bring your vision to life.
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