Get Floored by Creative Use of Tile

Get Floored by Creative Use of Tile

You understand how supposedly we use only 10% of our brains? Well, I think we use only about 10% of tile’s capacity also. I really like staggered subway tile as much as the next woman, but let’s face it: It’s secure and predictable.

Tile is so far more than rectangular pieces of clay. It may add art, glow, dimension, pattern, color and pizzazz to a room. It may work in each room in the home, and it is comfy outside also.

All these 19 photographs will inspire you to look at tile possibilities in an entirely new way. I believe we’re ready for another 90 percent now.

Floor-to-ceiling tile in the bathroom using a embedded mural of a clown fish. Who doesn’t wish to take a bathroom with Nemo?

Brandon Barré Architectural Interior Photographer

These tile roses are a contemporary take on the early mosaic bathrooms of the Middle East. Beautiful.

Elad Gonen

This fully tiled bathroom has that steamy Turkish-bath feel.

A water-theme mosaic using a dolphin is a very small bit of the Greek islands without that uncomfortable ferry ride.

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Artsaics Studios

The subtle tile waves repeated with this wall and floor are like a waterfall flowing throughout the room.

Pepe Calderin Design- Modern Interior Design

Ribbons of metallic tiles flutter against this particular wall, playing with the light and incorporating glamour.

Fogarty Finger

A gold tile backsplash is pure glamour with just the perfect pinch of humor thrown in.

Studio One-Off Architecture & Design

There is not any reason a accent wall can not be tiled rather than painted. It reflects light, adding depth and texture.

David Nosella Interior Design

Patterned tile does the job of wallpaper. Plus it is durable, watertight and extra shiny.

Buckminster Green LLC

This contemporary kitchen moved the anti-subway-tile route using a vibrant, full-wall cement tile backsplash.

Avente Tile

Cuban Heritage Design Handmade Cement Tile – $8.32

Following is a close-up of this amazing backsplash tile.

Avente Tile

A large, bold pattern in a little space creates play.

Tobias Architecture

This aqua tile emphasizes the architecture and delineates the bathing nook. Ah, bathing nook. Doesn’t that sound nice?

Filmore Clark

In my fantasy home about the Spanish shore, we have this floor. It is so easy to sweep up the sand after a day at the shore.

Keuka Studios, Inc

A Gaudí-ispired outside stairwell. The multishape organic flooring captures the movement and sparkle of water. I totally adore this.

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