Tiles and stones can add texture to your interior and exterior walls as well as floor designs. You can create beautiful accents and depth using eco-friendly stones and tiles. You can choose them in different styles, colours and patterns suitable to the overall design of your house. Before you go down the infinite Pinterest pool looking for design inspirations, here are 5 homeowner-approved tiles and stones projects to consider.
1. Honeycomb Tiles for Bathroom
Honeycomb or hexagon tiles are one of the most common style types in the tile world. These tiles come in different colours and patterns. You can get plain or textured honeycomb tiles for your bathroom floor, walls and sink backsplash. Instead of painting walls, you can install 4, 6 or 8-inch honeycomb tiles enhancing the feel and colour of your bathroom. You can do a tile-only project or a whole bathroom renovation to upgrade your bathroom’s design.
2. Stone Backsplash
A stone backsplash has a universal appeal and lasts longer compared to metal, brick, paint or wallpaper backsplash. Due to their uniqueness in texture, each stone plate is different in design. You can match the backsplash colour palette with your kitchen counter and cabinets. Natural stone backsplashes are also heat resistant and protect your walls from excessive damage. Many Canadian homeowners choose stone backsplash for their open kitchen as it provides a visual focal point.
3. Granite Stone for Kitchen Countertop and Island
Granite is the most common type of material recommended by pros and homeowners when it comes to designing kitchen countertops and rightly so! They are the most durable, easy to clean and repair, you can choose a granite slab from an array of colours to match your kitchen’s interior, they are sustainable and improve the real-estate value of your home. Granite countertops may be expensive but remember, they are a one-time investment with multiple perks.
4. Tile Pathway
One design trend in the realm of tiles that are evergreen and can never go wrong is an exterior tile pathway! Whether you’re building a small garden, a huge landscaped area, or just want to define a pathway in your front yard or aesthetically design your backyard, a beautiful tile pathway is the right option. You can choose ceramic, concrete, decking tiles, granite, interlocking plastic tiles, limestone, porcelain, quarry, rubber, sandstone, slate, soapstone or travertine tile as per your design requirements. If you’re faced with multiple options, talk to a local tile expert to choose a tile that will put a smile on your face!
5. Stone Patio
When building a patio, homeowners often have to choose between a wood or a stone patio. Both have their own benefits but stone patios are rising in the patio trend game. Stone patios may be heavy but they are definitely low maintenance, long-lasting, environmentally friendly, stronger, sustainable through harsh Canadian season changes, improve the value of your house, come in different styles, structures and design elements. A local patio specialist or a stone expert can help you build a beautiful stone patio.
Tiles and stones can completely transform any part of your house, from a bathroom to an outdoor patio. Compared to wood, concrete, plastic, paint or other design/decor material, tiles and stones are long-lasting. Talk to a local stone and tile expert today to work on your next home improvement project!