Two rooms of the house that often feature the most tile are the kitchen and bathroom. These rooms are so often tile thanks to the water resistance and easy-to-clean nature of tile flooring compared to hardwood or carpet. As you surely know, not all tile is made equally. Not only are they manufactured differently, but they also come in a variety of designs. Here are our four favorite tile designs for kitchens and bathrooms:
- Wood-Look Tile
So many people love the look of hardwood flooring, especially in their kitchens and bathrooms. However, with some much water being present in both of those rooms, hardwood flooring is not a viable option, as it is not waterproof. But, if you’re one of those people who love the look of hardwood flooring, you’re in luck, thanks to the development of wood-look tile. This newly-developed option provides excellent durability and easy maintenance, while also offering the warm, classic appearance of hardwood flooring.
- Marble Tile
Those homeowners searching for a more luxurious look may want to consider marble tile flooring for their kitchen or bathroom. Marble tile flooring is an especially good way to balance white finishings in your kitchen or bathroom. Additionally, it’s ability to interact with lighting allows it to appear differently depending on how the room is lit. One downside of marble tile flooring is the fact that it requires regular maintenance, such as cleaning and sealing, to keep it in its best condition.
- Polygonal-Shaped Tile
The use of geometrical shapes for flooring in kitchens and bathrooms is a classic look that is hard to beat. Polygonal shapes such as hexagons and octagons are especially popular for use in bathrooms, specifically white and balck patterns. These tile shapes can give a room a completely different look and even make the room feel larger in many cases. They can also be a great way to accent other colors used throughout the room’s interior design plan.
- Subway Tile
Subway tile flooring is a design option that provides a rare combination of classic and modern appeal. This type of brick-shaped white tiles were first widely-used in the New York City subway system in the early 1900s as a way to brighten up the otherwise dark underground stations. Since that time, subway tiles have become a versatile and cost-effective option for both flooring and countertop backsplashes. These tiles are highly reflective of light and are also quite easy to clean, making them both visually-appealing and also appealing to homeowners who don’t want to spend much time maintaining their new floors.
Choosing the right tile can completely change the look of your kitchen or bathroom. New tile flooring can move your room’s look forward a decade or two all at once. Here at Dan’s Wholesale Carpet & Flooring, we have a huge variety of tile flooring options so you’ll be sure to find one that you love. Thanks to our wholesale purchasing, we can offer homeowners the lowest prices available on not only tile flooring but also carpet, hardwood flooring, and much more. Call or visit one of our northeast Ohio locations today to choose your favorite and get started on your home improvement project!