Planning a remodel that involves tile adds another dimension to the project design. Tile comes from a world of many options, all of which add value and luxury to any home renovation. Deciding on tile really depends on the project direction. Here are a few ideas to think on when making decisions about tile.
Types of Tile
The massive amount of tile available to homeowners today can be overwhelming. The great news is that it often comes down to two characteristics, texture and color. A floor that is likely to become wet, such as a bathroom or entry way, needs texture to keep it from being too slippery. This does not limit color or size.
Going for a more luxurious feel? Incorporate glass or marble mural to enrich the look of a wall, shower or kitchen backsplash. Sometimes just adding a few complimentary colored tiles to an existing tile scheme is all it takes. The room will go from tired to chic quickly, and without bursting the bank. However, filling an entire room with brand new tile will become pricey. Ceramic is a middle of the road price for high quality while marble, granite and even steel up the price and quality.
Home Depot, Lowes and specialty tile stores will all carry a variety of choices for the remodeling homeowner.
If you live around the D.C. Metro area, the amount of tile purchasing options could overwhelm a first timer. Calling in a local contractor, like D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc. (website) will cut down the stress and widen the search. They will know of the best show rooms to peruse and trustworthy vendors. D.R. Hartman can even suggest which tile is most appropriate for the project at hands.
Through the gentle guidance of an exceptional contractor, the process of choosing tile will no longer be so overwhelming.
The application of tile can be tricky and takes some careful planning. Most flooring, shower and wall tiling comes in a standard 4×4, 8×8 or 12×12 design. These are the easiest sizes to install and the cheapest. The shape of the tile will vary depending on the type of tile. Ceramic tiles come in a variety of shapes and sizes that stay consistent. Rougher cut stone, slate, Saltillo and limestone are all organic options that will have variations in size. A seasoned professional should install tile, or supervise installation, because the design will not hold up if mistakes are made.
The process of choosing, purchasing and applying tile to a project can be quite a hairy rode. Allowing a contractor like D.R. Hartman to navigate this adventure with you will keep many issues at bay. Contact D.R. Hartman for a free no hassle consultation on your next home remodel project. Their expert advice will make the process, and end product, spectacular.