Innovative ways to use tiling in your home

Julie Lord
 


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Are you looking to create a new look for your living room, kitchen or even your conservatory? Let us show you some of the innovative ways you can use tiling in your home. You may be surprised by some of the ways tiling can be used in different rooms of your house.

Stunning Splash backs

A very easy yet stunning way to add a real wow factor to any modern kitchen, especially one where the emphasis is on clean lines and monotone colours is the splash back. This is the perfect innovative use of tiling, picking the right tiles for your splash back can completely alter the look of your kitchen, why not have a look at some of the fantastic designer tiles that are currently on the market. Whether you choose to use plain bright tiles or stunning patterned ones the result will be eye catching. If you have a breakfast bar, then you could also tile the back under the counter to match your splash back for a real burst of extra colour.

Mosaic table

Tiles don’t need to be used exclusively for walls and floors; in fact, mosaic tiles are a very versatile way to update an item of furniture to make a real talking point in your home. Perhaps you have an old wooden table that needs a new lease of life then why not consider using mosaic tiles to give it a new purpose. With such stunning colour combination, available you are certain to be able to find the perfect match for any colour scheme in your house.

Inlaid tile rug

A classic plain floor can be enhanced with the simple addition of a rectangular arrangement of patterned tiles, or plain ones for a more dramatic effect, laid out to resemble an inlaid tile rug. This effect works particularly well in a room such as a conservatory where you may want to keep the design features to a minimum yet still offer a wow factor.

Fabulous Fireplaces

Older homes often have beautiful feature fireplaces, and whilst people may prefer not to use them for real fires anymore it seems a shame not to make them a real focal point in the room. With the right choice of tiles; whether you prefer a bold splash of vibrant colour, of something with a pattern you can make the most of an old fireplace and turn it into something quite stunning.

Elegant floors

The Greeks certainly knew a thing or two about tiled floors, so why not take a leaf out their book and create a truly Greek inspired floor that everyone will admire in your home. This is a look that is best achieved by using a larger sized tile; one with a highly polished surface. Opt for a neutral palette, something like cream or beige porcelain floor tiles would work perfectly. The key to achieving the look is in the placing of a tile border within the centre of the room. Use accent designer tiles with geometric patterns in gold or black for maximum effect.

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