New Year, New Tile

I’ve been helping a client pick out new tile to surround their fireplace, so I headed to Mosaic Tile Company to search for options.  I loved being in the tile showroom and seeing all of their samples and displays.  There are so many things to do with tile and I left the showroom filled with ideas and inspiration. The tile we picked for their fireplace is a beautiful glass tile that picks up the colors and tones of their existing décor.  I can’t wait to see it installed!

Hirsch glass tile

One new product in tile is ‘Wood-Look’ tile.  Yes, tile that looks like wood!  Wood-look tile provides the look of hardwood, but the durability of tile.

I love how it was used in this kitchen, both on the floor and as part of the backsplash.

(All room photos from Mosaic Tile Company’s website.)

Wood-look tile kitchen

Wood-look tile, kitchen backsplash

Another unique option is Metal tile.  Metal tile adds shimmer to the space, while also creating a contemporary feel.

metal tile in a kitchen

The navy accent tile along the top of this backsplash adds a touch of warmth and interest to the design.

metal tile kitchen backsplash

Tile is also commonly used in bathrooms.  Have you ever thought of using a medallion to create a ‘rug’ out of tile?

bathroom tile medallion rug

I love glass tile in a bathroom!  There are so many beautiful colors choices, with the option of an iridescent shimmer.

glass tile stripes in a bathroom

If you prefer something more earthy, how about river rock tile to add texture to the space?

River Rock tile in a bathroom

Aside from kitchens and baths, tile can also be used in entryways to create a beautiful welcome into the home.  (Tuscan clay tile)

Tuscan Clay Tile Entry

Don’t forget about the exterior of the home.  Patios and exterior entryways can also be locations to showcase design and creativity with tile. (Efesus Travertine tile)

Travertine Stone Exterior patio

These examples only scratch the surface of tile options and ideas.  If you need more inspiration, visit a local showroom, like Mosaic Tile, or call me :)!

º Are you planning any tile projects for 2012?

(Disclaimer: I was not paid or perked by Mosaic Tile Company to write this post.  I was simply inspired by their showroom, and have enjoyed my experiences with their friendly and helpful staff.)