FLOOR TILE DESIGNS – When it comes to home improvements the possibilities of enhancing your home are practically endless. For those of us who like to be creative and achieve a totally unique look then tiling is one area where you can really let your creative juices flow.
Take a look at any tile specialist store or online shop and you’ll quickly realize you have a massive choice of tiles available to you and it doesn’t stop there. When it comes to tiling a floor, or wall for that matter, you can always mix and match tiles to create distinctive and unique patterns to suit your decor style and taste.
Tiling floors is not the easiest of home improvement job in the world and does require proper preparation, time and patience.
In order to give you some ideas, I’ve put together a collection of photographs, below, which should certainly inspire you to be creative the next time you decide to do a little floor tiling.
Floor tiles are not just for use in kitchens and bathrooms. They can, as seen above, be used to stunning effect in hallways. This particular design adds a real touch of class to the entrance hall, making the home look warm and inviting.
Keeping things simple often makes a room look much bigger than it actually is. The design above achieves the look of space by using a soft earthen color tone which is lifted by the subtle pattern of the border tiles. The designers have also made the dinning room here appear bigger with the use of a Diamond Pattern which breaks up the square room and this does have the effect of making a room look bigger. If you do have a small room then consider using the diamond pattern.
The photograph above enforces the fact that tiling doesn’t have to be exclusive to the kitchen and bathroom. Here the owners have laid a very unusual pattern with mixed colors in order to truly make it there own. Such is the beauty of floor tiling – the ability to be creative and produce something completely unique to the individual.
The above design is one of my favorites that I came across. I love its symmetry and the way the center ‘Swirl’ breaks up the blanket of tiling with a deep rich color that still fades beautifully into the tiled floor. The whole effect looks simplistic and that’s the idea, however be aware that tiling something like the above takes a huge amount of skill and patience, not to mention a lot of very careful tile cutting.
Whoever was responsible for the tile floor above truly knows their art and has an extremely good eye for blending colors. I personally would be more than delighted to have this type of tile pattern in my home.
The bathroom floor tiling above is just wonderfully creative. All the soft hues of green are perfectly enhanced with the use of the sparse colorful tiles and the designer has been extremely careful not to over do it with the use of contrasting colors. The whole effect is that the floor takes on the appearance of being random when in fact there is a very definitive pattern to the tiling. I like the above, because it’s nice and soft, warm and inviting and it also has that element of joy with the dotted used of contrasting colored tiles.
I have always admired mosaic floor tiling due to the amount of work that is required to produce it. It is a highly skillful hand that produces such beautiful work and the example above blends expertly with its surroundings and really brings the whole tiled floor to life. A simply fabulous piece, that is nothing short of a brilliant piece of artwork.
The above photograph clearly shows that tiles are not just for the home but can be effectively used in the garden. Here the design has set off the minimalistic garden design with clean light toned tiles that complement so well the reflection of the water. If you decide this is the sort of thing you would like (and I think it’s stunning) then make sure you use a non-slip tile – there are many available and these are generally clearly marked in the stores and online as “NON-SLIP”. You can use them, as in the example above, or round swimming pools.
The floor tiling design above takes full advantage of the soft cream color of the units and furnishings. I like the way the designer has used a different pattern, but same coloration, for the walls and around the bathtub – for me this certainly makes the bathtub look inviting and is a clear winner over the use of a bath panel.
Some people say that White and Blue looks cold and uninviting however I would have to disagree – I like the clean appearance these combination of colors produce. Note in the photograph above that the floor tiles are blue and off-white (almost gray) which breaks into the flat colors adding more character to the room.
I am sure you can find many ideas of your own and the examples above should give you a good start. Remember, when it comes to tiling any floor in your home it really is about matching colors well so that they blend and add warmth to a room.
I will stay that my entire home consists of tiled flooring and living in the tropics it does add coolness to the home. If you do live in a cold climate then it might be a good idea to consider underfloor heating.
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