Tiles play a role in home decor, setting the look and feel of the house. They're used to create the desired atmosphere but can also be challenging to choose. There's an overwhelming selection of colors, designs, shapes, and sizes, but not every tile works in every application. Be mindful of checking labels and grades and if you're looking for tile flooring in Wellington, FL., look no further than Floor Specialists.
Let the creative juices flow: design ideas
Wood floors are a hot trend right now and, since it's waterproof, a wood-look tile is ideal for the kitchen. Some ideas are to use a gray wood look for a rustic or farmhouse kitchen or oak for a playful Chevron, the inverted "V" pattern. If your kitchen is rustic or in the Mediterranean or Southwestern style, terracotta tile floors may be for you. These bricks are ultra-durable and have a gorgeous red-brown color that will fit right in.
Encaustic tiles have a long history, dating back to the 13th century. Encaustic traditionally means paint mixed with some pigment, like beeswax, but in modern design, they are usually made of clay and epoxy glazes that give it a kind of inlaid look. They are available in patterns from florals to geometrics.
Patterns and shapes will always be popular, such as the herringbone, patchwork, checkered (especially Buffalo, a large format), black and white graphics, or the hexagon shape. Nothing adds as much architectural interest as stone, especially marble, granite, quartz, slate, limestone, or travertine. Since metallics are a hot trend, combine that with stone for a copper-colored slate floor.
About ceramic tiles
Ceramic is a word that refers to an object made of clay, even if it also includes sand and glass. Porcelain, made of clay, sand, and glass, is a type of ceramic that is heavier and especially great for high traffic floors in busy rooms like the kitchen. It has an almost unlimited number of colors and patterns and is especially favored as a stone tile because of the large format and fewer seams.
Others include mosaics, the tiny highly decorated pieces used as floor and wall decoration, the 4 X 4 squares, subway tiles, and terracotta. Not ceramics, glass tiles are also popular, but as accents, since they're durable but are more prone to chipping.
Floor Specialists is a family-owned-and-operated company who is known for giving customers personalized care. Our experts will inspire you if you're thinking of tile flooring, so visit our showroom in Wellington, FL, especially if you live in Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, or Boca Raton. While there, be sure to get your free tile flooring estimate.