Tiles: bathrooms, kitchens and entryways

Ceramic floor and wall tiles for your kitchen and bathroom are not only practical, they can add a picturesque look to these rooms by combining unique design and color into patterns that enhance your home. When you are considering remodeling using tiles, you have literally thousands of choices of sizes, styles, and colors to pick from. Perhaps best of all, is the reasonable cost involved. Tiles are still relatively inexpensive to purchase, making them a cost effective choice when contemplating a remodeling job.

Bathroom Tile

The bathroom is the one place we most associate with floor and wall tiles. Traditional ceramic material used is highly resistant to moisture, very durable and easy to maintain. Although bathroom tiles have been a part of our homes for centuries, relatively recently they have undergone a resurgence in popularity with manufacturers introducing a myriad of new designs, colors and sizes to help create a unique look to the bathroom area.

Not so long ago there were only a few colors and styles to choose from and any design pattern was generally a mix of small tiles for the floor with larger types of tile on the walls. Colors were limited also. Basically, you had white, blue, a few other colors perhaps and some different shades. Today, there are literally hundreds of colors and styles to choose from. Moreover, a rich variety of pattern designs can be downloaded free from the internet. A stunning new look for your bathroom is just a few mouse clicks away.

There is more, new design patterns, from symbols to crests to various shapes have been incorporated into tiles to help create specific and customs looks. Mixing in a few of these unique tiles with your other color choices can really help to augment the look and design of your bathroom.

Kitchen Tile

The kitchen is the other room in their home where most people think of tile, particularly the floor as you can mop up accidents easily from almost any food that is spilled or dropped. Wall tiles have traditionally been limited to areas of the kitchen where you might prepare food or close to the sink where water might be splashed. Here, fewer tiles are needed but you can still create unique patterns and color schemes that can fit nicely into the rest of your kitchen design.

Other areas of the home are not generally as prominent for tiles, although one place in the home that could certainly use the positive benefits of a durable floor that is easy to clean, are entrance areas, such as the front and back doors. Entrance areas tend to get most of the foot traffic and thus have the most outside materials, particularly dirt and debris, brought onto them. Using tile in corridors, foyers and walkways that enter the house, gives you a tough, durable surface that is easy to clean and stays relatively bright after many years of use. Most importantly, if the tiles are only used at the entrance areas, replacing them becomes very inexpensive and thus you can add new designs more frequently to your home as old ones start to look somewhat dated.

Overall, ceramic floors and walls can be a great choice when remodeling the kitchen, bathroom and entrance areas of your home. Take a few minutes to go on-line and check out the thousands of designs and possibilities for using tile effectively in your home. ome. Take a few minutes to go on-line and check out the thousands of designs and possibilities for using tile effectively in your home.