Tiles have not been around forever though it might seem that way when you consider how universal they have become. Residential and commercial establishments use them almost everywhere in great variety. Artistic and technological inventiveness have succeeded in putting up an awesome selection of tiles that truly touch the heart.
No, they are not as expensive as one might think, some varieties like porcelain and ceramic being surprisingly affordable. Some of the good things in life, fortunately, come almost for free! The high-end marble varieties may cost the earth though and the first step in implementing the tile fantasy in the home may be the drawing up of a budget.
Websites do display the costs of the various tiles. The Visualizer does help to imagine how the walls and floors would look like with the different tile option combinations. Now, consider the areas to be clad and simple arithmetic would deliver a random amount.
Exotic tile effects
Whether the family would be comfortable to repeat the same tile colors and patterns throughout the home is the question. Lots of families have a unified design with similar colors and patterns running right through the abode. Would it not be far more exciting to have different themes for each of the living rooms and bedrooms?
Consider the 3D tiles and the blends of metal, glass and stone tiles that would bring a business feel to the home. Create sizzling environments that you might find in a nightclub or film studio. Though such decorations may suit businesses better, a lot of homes that run home offices do spruce up the environments to impress visitors and attract more clients.
Glass tiles present truly truly immersive experiences with a fantasy world of light and color that make up dazzling themes based on certain ideas or themes. Whether it is a tropical forest greenery or the blue sky and sea, such effects can be mesmerizing. Ease and relaxation, happiness and productivity, study and work certainly improve rapidly in such a cheering setting.
Finding inspiration in the arts can start with the mosaic tiles, available in amazing materials, colors and designs. Choices may be difficult in the face of such an amazing variety. Decide if the family preference is for light shades or loud and rich colors. Plain shades maybe classic but wild designs stand out and make bold statements.
Why do people go to such labor and expense over tile decorations? The result is character building just like human costumes, in a sense. Tiles dress up the walls and floors just like the coats and gowns dress up human bodies.
Get contemporary with the decorations
Hardwood may be classy and expensive floors but are prone to damage and difficult to maintain. Vinyl and Wallpaper too have their deficiencies in maintenance, and will not last so long, though the scenes may be changed each time. Consider polystyrene ceiling tiles that look amazing. Faux leather 3D wall panels also look bewitching if you need variety.
Tile decorations fit in everywhere
Start with the walls, partially perhaps or a single accent wall. Wall tiles need not be too sturdy since they will not face footfalls. Porcelain will do and you find many textures and patterns like wood and fabric printed on porcelain. Floors look good too when covered with some strong materials like granite or even marble.
Besides kitchens and bathrooms, outdoor patios need tile installations because of the element of wetness that will not destroy sturdy tiles. Easy to clean with damp cloth alone, most tiles would last a generation.
Tiles could be installed around fireplaces and along the entryway, passages, and driveways. Use all the family creativity to find esthetic uses for all the sizes and shapes of tiles available. Put them on tabletops and countertops, kitchen islands and mantelpieces. The steps indoors or outside could also be covered with tiles.
Most tile varieties are impervious to water and beyond the destruction caused by water and severe heat or cold. Make sure that installations are done properly, whether professionally or DIY. Some common sense ideas would be useful like rough surfaces for wet areas in the bathroom. Indoor tiles should have light shades to avoid the dark appearance. Larger format tiles increase the perception of space. Get down to it.