Using Tiles in Your Home

Using Tiles in Your Home

by stonecreekfurniture |October 7, 2013 | Blog, Interior Design

Home improvements are done by homeowners not only to introduce an element of change in their home but also to make it look esthetically sound. There are a lot of materials that can help to give your home a completely new look and feel.

Of the ones that are available in the market, tiles are perhaps the most common material that helps to give your home a completely new look. With that said, the focus is also on material that not only look good but also is safe to have around the house. Tiles are an easy way to make home improvements complete. These days there are lots of flooring materials that you can use for improving that satisfy both the needs of look as well as safety. Tiles certainly provide character, an element of elegance, as well as functionality to your home.

3 Types of Tiles to Use in Your Home

There are a wide variety of tiles available in the market. You can choose from a plethora of color, texture, and finish. All three aspects put together will give you your desired look. The tiles can typically be ranged in either of the categories:

Glazed or Polished Tiles

These are the most popular tiles used by homeowners. They are polished and add that element of reflection to your home. Your home looks squeaky clean and shiny, and certainly stands out.

Tumbled Tiles

These tiles have a somewhat antique look and effect. They are tumbled and have a slightly worn out and a matte appearance. These tiles are mainly used for thematic decor to give your home an antique aging appeal that matches the overall décor.

Honed Tiles

These tiles are made to have a matte finish, a special look and quality that gives a smooth look to your house. They are perfect for high traffic zones and ensure safety and durability. The look and the finish remains intact in spite of the friction caused by constant movement.

Your choice of the type and make of tile would depend on the overall look of your home. As tiles are something that you cannot change often, the mantra is to have a neutral color scheme that would support any kind of changes or improvements that you would like to introduce.

DIY Tiling

It can be a fun project to be able to install the tiles by yourself. It can be time consuming unless you are used to doing such projects by yourself. One has to be aware of the area that needs to have tiles and budget accordingly for the main usage and the breakage. Once that is done one can order the tiles and work accordingly. However, if you are in a hurry, it may help to get the help of a professional who can help laying out the tiles in no time. In addition, the layout would be neat with no rugged edges. This certainly is a requirement when the floor is most of the time exposed and abnormalities get seen almost too easily.

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