Fluid and fresh, contemporary design is focused on balance. It often includes color palettes made up of similar tones and features bright accent walls, which all work together to give a space rounded lines and design clarity. It perfectly walks the line between formal and functional to give any home a comfortable feel. Here's all you need to know about successfully creating a contemporary design.
Installing several styles of flooring in your home is a worthwhile investment that will add texture and dimension to your space. Although you can blend tile with other flooring materials, mixing various types of tile flooring offers many unique benefits. The number of types—whether you go with ceramic, stone, concrete or wood-look tile—you choose to blend will depend on certain factors, such as the style and size of your home. To add multiple types of tile flooring to your home, first determine how you can accomplish it in a cohesive way.
Large Format Tiles
Large format tile is defined as anything over 15 inches. Whether you’re talking about a wood-look tile plank that’s 6 x 36 inches or a 24 x 24 porcelain tile, large format is the hottest way to incorporate tile into your home design.
It does require some forethought and special consideration when installing, but is well worth the time. It can make a small room seem larger, introduce modern styling to your floor, or cover a wall with elegance. Here are three reasons you must consider large format.
Why Tile that Looks Like Wood is Better than Ever
When we first started making tile that looks like wood, we admit, it was pretty basic. But we’ve learned a thing or two since then and our porcelain wood tile has come a long way. Today, our faux wood tile includes classic looks like cherry and oak, exotic wood grains like acacia and pecan, and reclaimed wood looks like barnwood and aged wood.
Bringing Outdoor Freshness In
As summer winds down and the fall chill picks up, you begrudgingly cover up the grill and patio furniture and kiss it all goodbye for a while. If only you could bring a little of the summer in with you . . .
Love the look of exposed brick, ducting, and metal? Wish you lived in a trendy downtown loft? Gave up the dream of said loft because you had kids? Industrial design and kids are not mortal enemies. They can both exist in the same space without any meltdowns. Don’t let your sense of style and your mommy instincts be at war. Here’s how to make peace with both under the same roof.
Everything From Tile Flooring to Upholstery Covers
Kids change everything. They definitely influence your design and décor choices. There’s good news though. You don’t have turn your home into a combat zone until they turn 18 and fly the nest. You can have a child-friendly home that still has loads of style.
Wood-look tile is a superstar for many reasons. But one of its best qualities is how close together you can put the tile. With a minimal grout joint, you’ll have a floor that does just about everything a hardwood floor does.
Plank Walls Using Wood-Look Tile
There are many ways to get a plank wall that’ll give your kitchen that rustic-chic sensibility: plywood, tongue-and groove, reclaimed barnwood, pallets, etc. But why not consider using wood-look tile? It's doesn't require the extra work of many other materials like sanding, staining, or distressing.
Here are a few more benefits of tile that you can’t get with those other materials.
Tile that Looks Like Wood, But Isn’t
Love the look of hardwood but hate the maintenance? Wood gives your home a distinguished warmth . . . until daily wear and tear starts to take its toll. Scratches, chips, and dulling spell time consuming and costly repair work, resurfacing, and resealing for your wood floor.
If you tire of the heavy maintenance and constant worry over your wood floor, there is an alternative. Tile that looks like wood is so realistic that you’ll want to get up close to make sure it really is tile. You won’t have to worry about moisture control, how you clean it, or the daily wear and tear of your family’s comings and goings.