While our Modiani kitchen showroom in Englewood, NJ specializes in full kitchen remodels, we are happy to assist our clients with the right kitchen tile decision. First of all, kitchen tiles should enhance the aesthetics of your high-end kitchen by adding color, design, and ambiance. However, the choice of kitchen tiles should also be able to withstand years of being stood upon, stomped on, scuffed, scraped and, if kids are involved, the brute beatings inflicted by large, sturdy toys manipulated by equally sturdy preschoolers. So, when choosing kitchen tiles, it is equally important that these are beautiful as well as resistant and durable.
5 Things To Consider When Choosing Your Kitchen Tiles:
- Decide on the quality of your kitchen tiles, which goes hand in hand with how much money you would like to spend on them. Linoleum and vinyl kitchen tiles are less expensive than ceramic tiles that are custom designed according to your specifications. Other kinds of tile materials include stone, cork, quarry, porcelain and even bamboo.
- Is your American or Italian high-end kitchen the main hub of your household or is it only invaded at certain times, let’s say at dinnertime? For families that use the kitchen for everything but taking a bath, consider resilient kitchen tiles over tiles that contain intricate designs or can be easily chipped and cracked.
- Does a spill occur every 30 seconds in your kitchen? If so, opt for kitchen floor tiles that have a texture or a slightly elevated pattern to prevent slips and falls. Limestone or clay tiles are both elegant and safe to walk on when set. After they have been fired, your tile can give the appearance of natural stone, which may blend well in kitchens exhibiting a rustic, farm-style design.
- Tiles incorporated with cork are resistant to moisture, versatile and durable while also capable of reducing the impact of noisy, playful toddlers. For homes that have shift workers who sleep during the day, cork tiles may be one way to decrease daytime bedlam.
- Although you may love that dark, faux-wood tiles you saw in this design catalog, stop and consider the actual size of your modern, transitional or traditional kitchen before beginning to lay it all down. Keep in mind that small kitchens may look even more “claustrophobic” with dark floor tile and can inhibit the ability to properly illuminate the kitchen. If you want your kitchen to seem more spacious, pick a color for your kitchen tiles that blends well with any backsplash or counter tiles you may already have in your kitchen.
Tiles For Your Custom Kitchen
Speaking of tiles for your kitchen’s backsplash, you will have to consider the color and material of your kitchen cabinets to implement perfect kitchen tiles within your custom kitchen. Be careful about too-dramatic color contrasts that may cause your kitchen to look asymmetrical or disconnected as well as the size of the tile cut. Large-cut tiles may overpower a kitchen, while too-small cut tiles may make for an overly eager, somewhat irritating backsplash. For professional advice and suggestions, talk to one of our Modiani kitchen designers about what kind of tiles you should use to achieve the distinctive look and functionality you want in your new custom kitchen.