Choosing the perfect tile for your kitchen is a great way to make a statement and pull together an overall design. However, there are many factors to consider when choosing tile for your Calgary home, especially in a kitchen. Our experts at Floor Coverings International Calgary can help to guide you through this process so that you love the final result!
Before selecting the perfect tile for the various locations in your kitchen, it’s important to understand the different tile options. You have a wide range of materials to choose from, but not every option will work for every surface in your kitchen. Read on to learn how to select the appropriate tile for countertops, backsplashes, and floors.
Consider the Purpose of The Tile
- Countertops: Kitchen tile of all types must be resilient, especially when it comes to countertops. Ceramic tile is one of the most durable materials available and will withstand the heat from hot pans. It’s also easy to maintain and clean. This makes it an ideal tile choice for countertops. You can also match it with a variety of looks or cabinets, as ceramic tiles come in a variety of colors and styles.
- Flooring: When it comes to flooring, of course, you should choose a tile that can withstand pets, cleaning supplies, heavy traffic, etc. You also want a tile that has texture or a slightly raised pattern to create a little friction and keep you from slipping. Ceramic, porcelain, and some types of natural stone (such as slate) work well for this purpose.
- Backsplash: When it comes to your backsplash, it’s all about decoration. You can go up as high as you wish with your backsplash and use the tile to create a beautiful design element in your kitchen. Since your backsplash is primarily decorative and will not have to hold up to foot traffic or hot pans, you can use virtually any type of tile – ceramic, porcelain, glass, stainless steel, or natural stone. Just be sure to pick something that will coordinate well with the design of your countertops and cabinets!
When choosing kitchen tile for your Calgary home, you can choose a product that will blend into the surroundings or make a statement. The decision is yours! And if you need expert advice, be sure to schedule a free consultation with our team at Floor Coverings International Calgary.
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