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Home Remodeling Crash Course: What I Learned the Hard Way


Strategies F=for Choosing Decorative Tiles

The amount of foot traffic that will be endured in your kitchen and the colors that are already displayed within the room may influence what types of decorative tiles you choose. Consider the following suggestions when picking out new tiles.

Foot Traffic

A decorative tile supplier sells tiles that contain prints, painted designs, and textures. Decorative tiles may include ceramic, porcelain, glass, quarry, sand, and natural stone varieties. If your remodeling contractor will be retiling your entire kitchen and you use the room frequently, you may want to avoid light prints or decorative tiles that contain fancy details. Hand-crafted tiles that contain intricate prints should be reserved for areas where the tiles won't be walked upon much, if at all.

If you appreciate the beauty of painted tiles and want to add some fancy designs to your kitchen space, order two kinds of tiles for your kitchen. First, select the tile type that will be used to cover the floor. Then, review products that will coincide with the flooring tiles. The decorative tiles can be used to create a mosaic wall piece or a backsplash. These types of tiles can also be used to cover countertop surfaces. Ask your remodeling contractor for guidance, when choosing placement strategies for the new tiles.

Design Variables

Tiles come in many sizes. Decorative pieces can be used to create a pattern or a random design. Assess the design theme of your kitchen and the appliances and furnishings that are located within the room. Use a color chart to help you choose tile colors that are complementary to the decorative and functional items within your space. If a lot of colors are already displayed within the kitchen, choose decorative tiles that contain one distinct pattern that will not overpower the other items within the room.

You can use these tiles to create a central display or to accent the corners of the room. Plain tiles can be used to cover the rest of the flooring. If you would like to use a minimal amount of decorative tiles and do not want to create a prominent design with them, purchase some edge tiles that contain decorative features.

Textured or smooth tile edge pieces can be used to create a border around the flooring. The central part of the floor can be covered with a plain-colored tiled variety. Choose from textured and smooth tile types. Consult with your remodeling contractor, to learn about adhesive products that can be used to install the new tiles. 

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Home Remodeling Crash Course: What I Learned The Hard Way

One of the most challenging times for me as a homeowner was when my family was growing but my house was not. We were quickly running out of room and things felt cramped. That's when I started looking into the possibility of remodeling the house to add a couple of extra bedrooms and expand the living area. I had no idea how complex the process would be or what was involved, but I learned a lot along the way. Now that the work is done, I have created this site to help teach others what I didn't know going into the plans. I hope that the information here empowers you and makes your upcoming remodeling project easier.

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