There is chemistry in the kitchen, and it begins even before we start cooking – figuring out how ingredients and spices will mix together is just as important as the attraction between you and your special cooking place.
And it all starts with the tiles.
There is no lack of choices concerning materials to be procured for kitchen tiles, whether it will be used for the flooring, the walls, or the backsplash.
Of course, natural stone tiles are the pricier alternative. The distinctive characteristics of sealed and treated natural stone make each tiling design unique. These include materials such as marble, limestone, travertine, and slate.
However, if you are looking for a more cost-effective option, manmade tiles are the way to go. The assortment of patterns, finishes, and schemes will still give you ample personalisation opportunities with minimal maintenance. Examples of which are ceramic, porcelain, gloss, matte, and glass tiles.
Now, the first thing that will be noticed when entering the kitchen is the backsplash. Tiles make a lasting impression, so capitalise this feature with striking tile patterns, colours, and shapes.
At the same time, the kitchen floors should not be ignored. In fact, the current trend is to make them difficult to ignore. Partnering decorative kitchen tiles to plain walls, or replicating patters for both, are prime strategies in making the floor look just as chic.
Though, if you plan on making the floors more muted, you could aim for either the traditional look of the natural stone tiles or lean toward the more modern effect of porcelain or ceramic. Whichever the case, Amber tiles have great examples and collections of tiles that can be used for deciding what best suit your tastes.
If you are having trouble mixing and matching, here are some ideas to utilise the potentials of kitchen tiles:
- Combine the grey colour of plaster or cement to pale or lighter tiles in to emphasise its design.
- Metro tiles for the kitchen need not look clinical. Using two colours and a sloping tile edge could create interesting shadows and reflections to the walls.
- Get creative with the tile shapes and ways to stack them.
- Add wooden-looking tiles to place natural warmth in the tiled kitchen.
Once you’re all set, there would be a fine kitchen personalised just for you!