Selecting Kitchen Wall Tiles
Tiling the wall areas of the kitchen can make a huge difference to the look and feel of a kitchen. The floors and units may be perfectly fine but the walls may look tired and in need of remodelling. Tiling the walls can bring your kitchen back to life once more and there are some great tile ideas and designs to choose from.
Ceramic tiles are a great addition to any kitchen area and work well on the walls and especially on the backsplash areas where there is lots of moisture. Glass tiles are also a great addition and are brilliant for the kitchen because they are excellent at not absorbing moisture and keeping your kitchen clean. Glass tiles are also great at opening up small places because they naturally reflect the light into any room.
If you are retaining the design of the floor and countertops, you need to ensure that the tiles you choose blend in well with the rest of the decor. Porcelain tiles are also extremely popular and are a very durable tile, as well as being resistant to chipping and scratching.
Deciding which design you want is the first aspect of tiling the kitchen and then obtaining as much information as you can on the various tiles available. Deciding on the type of tile you will use is the second aspect and then finally thinking about colours and styles. If you are keeping some of the decor already in the kitchen, your tiles will have to match and fit in with the existing decor. There are so many different designs when it comes to tiles and you can opt for a neutral appearance or you may want to be a little more adventurous and opt for brighter and more detailed designs. Many people decide to make a focal point of the backsplash area by including a central design and then matching the rest of the tiles. Other options are to use different sized tiles which can make a real design statement to any kitchen.
There is always the option to be a little bit more adventurous by using more unusual tiles in the kitchen. Slate tiles have a great effect and are becoming popular in both the kitchen and bathroom areas. Slate tiles will bring a real rustic effect to the room with their rocky surfaces and they are also highly durable. Recycled Glass tiles are also another great option and add elegance and style to any area.