Five Tips on Tile

Five Tips for Designing with Tile

1. Design with color

  • Color can change the mood of a room, highlight its good points and obscure its bad points
  • Counters and walls can use tiles that complement or contrast in color to those used on the floor
  • Tile can be cut into one-quarter size and alternate colors to create custom borders

2. Design with direction

  • Tile can be set with a straight joint, brick joint, or patterns such as herringbone, basket weave, etc
  • Change direction from straight set, to a 458 angle in another room to define different areas of the home
  • Use modular sizes of tile, to create patterns
  • Change sizes to delineate specific areas

3. Design with size

  • Use modular tiles in two or more sizes to create multiple piece patterns.
  • Change sizes within an installation to create unique effects or to delineate specific areas or rooms

4. Design with decorative factory pieces

  • Tile can be installed in an “area rug” configuration
  • Medallions can be tied in with the home’s architecture
  • Use listellos to border or personalize any room
  • Custom fabricate tiles using water jet technology

5. Design with relief and texture

  • Use various textures together for unique effects
  • Tile provides the ability to inset different tiles or stones