Tile is one of the most versatile elements of any renovation, whether used as a kitchen backsplash, as flooring, in showers or a petite accent in a room. Like the fabric for your wardrobe, you clothe your space with tile to add color, texture and personality.
Like the myriad of textile choices available today, tile has gone beyond mere white subway rectangles. We loved the stunning mosaic (Des Cerceaux) used in this Andover shower with travertine and St. Laurent tiles to give the impression that the master bath is awash in bubbles!
Ceramic and porcelain backsplashes have become extraordinarily popular in kitchens, adding interest as well as a functional purpose (heat and moisture resistant and easier to clean than painted walls). From mosaics to large squares with contrasting grout, kitchen tile makes a statement. It is a reflection of the homeowners’ personality and taste.
Terra cotta flooring has been used for centuries in other parts of the world, but more and more homeowners are using it for flooring throughout their houses here. In recent projects we have used a porcelain material that resembles wood. It is also easy to clean and non-porous. As technology has improved the longevity and appearance of many products for the home, so has tile been swept up in these advances. One of our favorite brands is Porcelanosa. We especially love the tactile quality of their designs. We used this three-dimensional wave-like tile in our award-winning Carlisle kitchen renovation.
Don’t forget the Grout!
One of the biggest changes we’ve seen with tile is the improvement and variety of grout now available. We love the contrasting white grout-black subway tile look as well as the grayish-black grout with white subway tile. And many more variations of that…
Tile, Tile, Tile!
So no surprise that we love tile here. We’re always inspired by product images on Houzz and Pinteresthttp://feinmann.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=4046&action=edit. One of the advantages of working with professionals is having access to resources that homeowners don’t have.