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Tile Installation to Enhance Your Home’s Design

Tile is a wonderful design embellishment for any home remodeling project and is especially important for kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling. When properly selected, tile is functional, practical, and beautiful.

Kitchen Tile

Generally, tile installation should enhance and reinforce the overall design concept of the space. If the space is clean-lined and minimalist, a wall tile with texture can be a smart contrast. Tile installation can also be used to introduce color if the design of the space has a neutral color palette. Keep in mind it’s often wise to use a more neutral tile, as well as low-maintenance materials. Tile can be further enhanced with borders, accents, or diagonal patterns to provide visual interest. When it comes to a kitchen, a tile backsplash is a smart way to incorporate unique design into to your space. From simple subway tile to the more intricate mosaic design, backsplashes can be uniquely tailored to match your personality and the overall style of your home.

Kitchen Tile Design Project in DC

For a recent client, where a new “chef’s kitchen” was the focal point of her Glover Park rowhouse remodeling project, 3×6 limestone subway tile was installed. Unlike the traditional subway tile, this tile has a slight “pillow” shape, giving the wall texture and visual interest, thus producing a more upscale look that met the homeowner’s vision for her new kitchen. As this particular product is a natural stone, its color and texture has a warmer visual quality that fits with the rest of the space and transitions well with a recessed niche tiled in a tumbled stone mosaic.

Tile in Kitchen

Tile Installation to Match Home Design & Cater to Personal Interests

 

Incorporating recycled or environmentally friendly products into a tile backsplash is another way to add character to a kitchen design. The natural imperfections and colorful design of recycled glass backsplash we recommended to a client adds visual contrast to the new kitchen. The small scale tile in 2×2 is slightly convex and provides texture, making the kitchen more unique.

Backsplash tile can also serve as an opportunity to interject a client’s personality into a design. For one client, whose passions include sewing and an interest in different textiles, there was an instant attraction to a wall tile because of its striation and pattern. The overall look of the chosen tile is reminiscent of fabric and serves as a good foil to the bathroom’s more basic floor tile.

Tile Installation Services in MD, DC & VA

Bathroom Tile

Specifying the right ceramic, porcelain, or glass tile for a backsplash, wall or floor greatly enhances our remodeling projects and provides our clients with long-term enjoyment and value. When it comes to choosing tile, we often turn to Architectural Ceramics. Our long-time relationship with Architectural Ceramics has been a true asset in making our projects beautiful and award-winning. They have several well-located showrooms with vignette tile displays where homeowners can experience products first-hand, and they provide a wide variety of tile from around the world.

To see more tile design and tile installation ideas, please visit our Kitchens Portfolio.

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