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From cork to bronze and even paper, tile can be made out of almost any material you can think of! Not only are there tiles made out of many materials these days, but there are also many creative design combinations. The design options are truly endless when it comes to tile. If you are considering a creative tile design or using an unconventional tile type then make sure you weigh the pros and cons first.
Some considerations when planning your tile design:
1. Choose Material – You’ll want to choose your material based on a few criteria, including where the tile will be installed (floor, wall, backsplash, shower wall, etc.) and then choose the right tile for that space. Make sure the tile is classified for use on whatever surface you will be installing it on. For example, a mosaic floor may not be the best idea for a large, heavy-traffic area since the installation is somewhat tedious, can take a long time and in that space, will end up with wear and tear. Even if you will be doing the installation as a DIY project, you don’t want to be working on it forever! So just use common sense and assess the situation to know what works around your budget and time frame.
2. Choose a Reliable Installer – Choosing a reliable tile installer is key to a successful and quality tile project. This is especially true for more complicated tile projects.
3. Color Combination – Try to stay with color combinations that are not just current trends, but will be stylish for a long time.
4. Budget – As mentioned above, budget is an important deciding factor as to what kind of tile is right for your project. Special tile projects can often be costly, so make sure to plan out your project and all related costs.