Choosing wall tiles and floor tiles that you like is not as simple as you may first think, there are lots of things to consider before you actually get to the deign aspect of the kitchen but it doesn’t have to be hard work, there are certain steps to follow that will ensure you have a successful kitchen design that you are very proud of.
The first aspect is to consider the wall tile material you want and there are many choices, ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, glass tiles and many other tile materials are very suitable, the second aspect is to decide on the size of tiles you want. Wall tiles range from standard wall tile size to larger and smaller tiles. Smaller tiles are usually used alongside larger tiles in specific areas such as the backsplash and as edging tiles.
Areas around cooker hobs and smaller wall spaces also work really well with smaller tiles which will create real design and style. The second aspect is to consider the texture and finish of your wall tiles and again they come in many different variations. Wall tiles can be matte or glossy, textured or plain which is a wall tile that has a flush finish with no pitted patterns and designs.
There are also certain aspects to consider for floor tiles, larger kitchens work better with larger format tiles whilst smaller spaces work well with standard sized tiles. There is also the option to install multi sized tiles which are different sized floor tiles installed together usually with the same uniformed colour. This type of design style can work well in both small and large kitchens and can be completed suing different floor tile patterns.
Any wall tiles installed should always compliment floor tiles and not clash by using busy patterns on both. If you have used lots of textured wall tiles with lots of detail then the floor tiles should be kept as neutral as possible or you may want to make a focal point of the floor tiles and keep the wall tiles relatively neutral.
Any colours and designs you choose for wall tiles and floor tiles largely rest on the home owners personal preferences but there are some considerations to make. The colour and style of your units and kitchen furniture will play a huge part in the designs and colours you choose. Taking a little extra time to design the style you would like will ensure you end up with a design style you love.