By Sabrina Kappel. Kitchen. Thursday, August 24th 2017, 00:02:19 AM.
Countertop: Even though there are many other countertop choices besides traditional, many homeowners still admire the timeless beauty of countertops. Tile for countertops is made from ceramic, porcelain or granite. The biggest problem of tile for countertops is keeping the grout clean and sanitary. It is imperative to properly seal grout. Using larger tiles means less area of grout and therefore less cleaning and sealing. Colored grout is also a popular idea instead of using white grout, which shows stains and discoloration.
Cover your entire backsplash in one solid color. This is good when you have a very busy granite countertop. You simply choose one color that you like, this is usually a neutral tone, and then select the type of tile you want. You can jazz up this solid field of tile by popping in another color or colors sporadically. This breaks up the solid field a little. It only takes a couple of odd colored tiles here and there to really change the overall look.
One of the more vital things to think about when selecting tiles will be that you need to be sure the tiles chosen for the countertops, walls, backsplash and floor, compliment each other. If you select the ones with patterns and colors which jar with one another, the kitchen ends up appearing messy and won‘t be a cohesive design. In order to prevent this, you‘ll need to initially view different interior design magazines to obtain ideas concerning what patterns of styles and colors appear attractive together. Color blends in the instance of tiles which work will be different for various kitchen décor styles. For the cottage style kitchen, the patterns such as flowers, stripes within bright and sunny colors such as coral, lime green, yellow, and peach, appear just right. For the Mexican style of kitchen, a white and red striped tile that has décor to compliment will appear stunning.