Best Colors by Flooring Type: Tile
May 26, 2021
Tile Takes on Color
When it comes to tile, there are a lot of colors, textures, and sizes to choose from. Before we dive into the best tile color and style options for your space, let’s dive into the benefits of tile.
Go Green—Not Literally
Tile is an environmentally-friendly flooring choice as ceramic and porcelain tiles are long-lasting options. As such, they have to be replaced less frequently and if they are installed correctly and you choose a timeless style, tile can last for many years. On top of that, many tile factories are “closed-loop,” meaning they reuse water and materials, making them gentler on the environment.
Benefits on Benefits
Aside from the benefits of being sustainable, tile is also hypoallergenic. Dust mites, mold, germs, and bacteria that are often at home in other materials find tile to be uninhabitable. This makes tile a great option for individuals with allergies or asthma.
Tile, especially ceramic tile, is also a low-maintenance flooring solution. There is no need for fancy cleaning products—a little warm water and soap will do the trick.
Tiles and Rooms Come in All Shapes and Sizes
When choosing tile color, the size of your room and the size of your tile can make a big difference. The size of the tile you choose should be relative to the size of your room. If you are working with a large space, like an open kitchen or a living room, larger tiles would work well. If you are working with a small bathroom or entryway, smaller mosaic tiles might be a better option.
It’s Time to Take Out Your Color Wheel
When considering color, the type of room you are tiling will be a factor. High-traffic areas like hallways or kitchens might call for a tile that is darker in color, has texture, and doesn’t show dirt too easily as people will be passing through often. Bathrooms or sunrooms might give you the opportunity to make a statement with your tile choice, like bold colors or patterns. In a living room, on the other hand, you might opt for light to medium-colored tiles to create a neutral palette that you can build your design off of.
Of course, when choosing any floor type, it is always important to consider wall colors, the specific style you are looking to achieve, and colors you want to incorporate in your space. Creating mood boards and a color palette can help narrow down your choices and find the best tile selection for your space.
Need Help Choosing Your Tile?
Visit or call your local Flooring America store today. Our flooring experts are always happy to help you find the perfect tile style and color for your space.
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