Design Tips

Finishes

If you prefer contrasts, then consider a dark finish on your floors with light furniture or vice versa. You can also try to match your floors to other elements in your room. For a modern look, think about an ultra-sleek, high gloss, dark stained floor.

Create a Focal Point

It could be a piece of furniture or a brightly colored wall against neutrals. A popular option is to combine dark and neutral wood or tiles together to create a unique or simple design that brings the room together.

Tile Sizes and Shapes

There are a vast amount of tile sizes ranging from 1”x1” to 18”x18”. With such variety, the design opportunities are endless. Tiles 2”x2” and smaller are usually referred to as mosaics and are often used with different colors to create a pattern or decorative inset. Some of these smaller tiles also come different shapes, such as hexagon, for more design options. Pattern borders in different size tiles or different colors can create beautiful looks. When creating a pattern with different tile, the more prominent tile that is throughout the largest areas is called the “field tile.” Unless you have a large area to cover it is recommended to use a smaller tile size to increase the visual size of the room. Larger tiles can also be difficult to place around plumbing fixtures, pipes, cabinets, etc.

Decorative Accents

A multitude of different accents are available for your tile project. Sometimes called decos or feature strips, these can add a lot or just a touch of flair to your room. When considering any tiles be sure to see what accents are available at your local showroom.

Colors

Color use is the key to any renovation. Try Avoiding using too many colors as multiple colors become tiresome. Consider using a neutral background color and adding colorful accents.

Radiant Heating

Your new floor doesn’t have to freezing cold. Consider adding a radiant heating source underneath your flooring.