Floor tile can be a great way to add style and durability to your home.
Tile is one of the most popular flooring options for homeowners. This is because it is durable, water-resistant and can withstand heavy foot traffic. With a variety of patterns to choose from, tile can add style and personalization to your home that you will love.
Before you get started on this home renovation project, it’s important to note that all tile is not made equally. And the characteristics of the tile play an important role in its location.
Here are a few tips to help you choose floor tile for your home.
Consider the room
Traditionally in American homes, tile is placed in bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens with carpets reserved for bedrooms. But as style and needs change, where homeowners choose to put tile has expanded.
The size of the room plays a role in the tile you choose. Smaller tile is best for the bathroom, laundry room and kitchen. Larger tile is best for the living room, dining room and bedroom.
Choose the right material
Now that you know where your new floor tile will be, it’s time to consider its material. Not all tile is slip resistant or meant for high moisture conditions.
For example, because glazed ceramic tile is slippery when it gets wet, ceramic and porcelain are the best tile options for your bathroom and kitchen. Stone tile is best for heavy-traffic areas, such as entryways and mudrooms. Consider where you want to put your tile and select the kind that will best fit your needs.
Pick your pattern
Once you know the location and material for your tile, it’s time to look at patterns! This can be one of the most fun or daunting parts of the process, as there are so many options to choose from.
There is nothing wrong with choosing a plain pattern. But if you want to make a statement with pattern tile, the key is to not go overboard. For example, you can choose to have a statement section or border in an area versus putting the entire pattern in one room.
Stay in budget
Keeping your budget in mind is an important part of any home remodeling project, and tiling your floor is no exception. To help you stay within budget, choose simpler patterns and buy in bulk where you can. Consider the installation cost as well and ask your contractor about tile sizes and materials that may increase installation costs.
If you’re ready to install tile in your home, Aaron’s Painting and Remodeling is here to help. Contact us today for your FREE ESTIMATE and to get started.