Tile Flooring Design Ideas
Floor tiles provide a great opportunity to get creative with your flooring
By Kaye Morris
Floors can become a focal point in a room with a little ingenuity and the right products. Floors can also enhance an existing decorating theme. Art is no longer limited to wall hangings and table-top décor. With all the tile options available today, there are few limits to what you can achieve with your flooring.
Stone tile is popular way to create a flooring effect that ranges from elegant to rustic. Natural stone tiles make rooms warm and inviting and have large decorative appeal, especially when tied in with furniture or decorative items. Stone tiles come in a variety of colors and texture, with large variance in vein.
Mosaic Tile Designs
If you are artistic, you can use mosaic tiles to create pictures on your floor. Mosaic tiles come in a range of colors and textures, including glass, making your ability for design the only limitation.
Use different sizes, shapes and colors of tile to create a patchwork design on the floor. Choose one key color to match furniture colors, wall paint or curtains to tie the floor in with the decorating scheme of the room.
Use decorative tile to create runners between a solid-colored tile. The effect works best if the runners tie into other tiled areas of the room such as backsplashes, shower or tub walls and countertops.
Brick tiles are usually the shape, length and width of external brick, but with much less depth, making them a choice for indoor tiling projects. Brick tiles can be set in different patterns, such as a basket-weave or in a straight line across the floor. The effect of a brick tile floor can be heightened by using the brick to frame other objects in the room, such as fireplaces or ovens.
Purchase a floor medallion to create a focal point. Medallions are most often seen in entryways, and range from simple to very elaborate. Choose a medallion that fits the size and decorating theme of the area, and try to match the surrounding tile to one color in the medallion.
3-D Floor Design
Use custom designed tiles to create a three-dimensional effect on your floor. The tiles must be set specifically according to the manufacturer's instructions to achieve the desired effect.
About the Author
Kaye Morris has 20 years of real estate development experience and is a regular contributor to DexKnows.
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