Here are 4 Hot Tile Designs to Try in Your Chicagoland Home
Are you looking for an affordable way to update your home’s design by adding a new accent wall, backsplash, or floor? With tiles, you can! Because of the range of colors, textures, and sizes with tiles, you can create a stunning look that’s cost-effective, durable, and easy to maintain. So if you’re looking for some inspirations, try these 4 hot tile designs that are trending in the Midwest right now:
- Oversized and customized tiles. Home design for flooring and walls now includes oversized tiles and those with customized dimensions, which serves to give more depth to small rooms but also uses less grout – which is something you’ll appreciate when having to clean your shower tiles, flooring in the bathroom, or kitchen, or your kitchen backsplash. Because of the ability to customize sizes, you are also able to find tiles in different shapes to create patterns – such as with hexagons, triangles, rectangles, squares, circles, elongated triangles, kites, ogee drops, and ogees, paseos, crosses, stars, tiles with cut-corners, and tiles with frame cutouts.
- Faux wood. Porcelain tiles as flooring is not a novel concept, since they are known for easy cleaning. Because of this, having tiles that resemble wooden boards gives you the ability to achieve the hardwood look more affordably and with less hassle to maintain. Choose from such colors as grey, red, café, oak, natural chestnut, cherry, walnut, maple, mahogany, hazelnut, amber, ash, olive, mocha, ivory, ochre, and alpine to match any wood stain or finish.
- Brick. Home design with masonry trims and walls can be costly to maintain, but here too porcelain tiles resembling brick are useful to homeowners. You no longer have to replace and repair loose, crumbling, or missing bricks if you use tiles instead. Choose from variations of river rock, western ledge, French chateau, fieldstone, stone brick, and cobble, to name a few.
- Subway tile deviations. Did you know that subway tiles originated in the subways of New York as early as the 1900s? Over the decades, they have become somewhat of a household name for use on kitchen and bathroom walls to make them look cleaner and decorative. Today, they are just as popular, with more deviations from just stark, glazed, white tile, and are also used as trim for fireplaces, mudrooms, and on accent walls in any room of any size. Subway tiles can be found in planks as well as in mosaic shapes, making them easy to use for a variety of spaces to add interest to your home.
Resources and Where to Shop
If you are looking for tiles to purchase for your next home design DIY or remodeling project, here are some places to shop in the Chicagoland area:
- The Tile Shop, with locations in Naperville, Chicago, Lombard, Geneva, Countryside, Schaumburg, Lake Zurich, and Skokie
- FCA Flooring Specialists, with locations in Illinois: Naperville, Kankakee, Joliet, and St. Charles, and in Merrillville, IN
- Green Home Chicago, Chicago, IL
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