Choosing the Right Tile and Designing the Right Tile Pattern for Your Floor Tile Installation or Wall Tile Project:
Tile patterns are formed by using the other aspects that a tile possesses, such as: texture, shape, color and size. The arrangement of these particular aspects can render tons of different design possibilities. Tiles can either be set with plain borders, patterned borders or set in a repetitive design scheme. In order to achieve the best possible pattern outcome, I would suggest a trial – run on paper first. Once you have a template to work by, you may want to do an actual dry run on your floor. Borders don’t have to be expensive tiles in order to define a space or to create a decorative motif , they can be made by simply altering shapes, sizes and textures. Astonishing looks from border accent decoration tiles can be easily achieved through subtle or complex variations in your tile layout.
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Tile patterns can also be made by aligning or setting them differently. Straying away from the normal alignment of tiles can lend a thrilling effect to your final floor piece. Aligning your new tiles can alter the way you perceive the depth of the room. If you lay your tile lines crosswise, you will make a room seem wider but shorter. If you run the tile lines so that the lines are lengthwise, you’d essentially add the illusion of greater depth.
If you are low on renovation budget money but still want to walk away with an elegantly breathtaking effect, try framing Listellos tiles (decorative tiles). Using this method, you’d purchase the less expensive tiles and use those as your main central tile. The more expensive tiles would be used as the border tiles and you’d need less of them to complete your project.
Listellos tiles are pre-formed tiles that are created specially for tile border installations. This category of tiles includes products for both floor and wall applications. Wall listellos tiles are usually thicker and are normally adorned with design elements that are raised on the surface. This technique of using relief helps to create a more dramatic and dimensional tile border. Aside from Listellos tiles, there are also ready-made mosaics and medallion tiles. These tiles can be used on floors, walls and counter-tops.
Decorative tiles are usually produced in smaller quantities and are sometimes special orders. They are considered art tiles because they are either made by specialty companies or artisans. Art tiles will lend extra personality to a tile installation project because you can pick a more personalized tile theme.
Specialty tiles can be found both in your local area and online. Also, with the help of online personalized item stores like, Café Press and Zazzle, you could even use your own designs or photos.
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