Stone tile is one of the best materials any homeowner can add to their home. From floors, to kitchen backsplashes, bathroom showers and more, tile offers a beautiful design to any space. However, stone tiles come in a variety of colors, shapes and designs, so when shopping for new tile for your home, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the options to choose from.
At GMS Werks, our team specializes in bathroom floor tiles, kitchen backsplashes, shower tile and more. In addition to our installation services, our team is also here to give advice and answer any questions you may have regarding natural stone products and features. Below, we go over some tips on how to choose the perfect tile for your home’s space!
The first thing you need to consider when choosing a new stone tile is the existing design of your kitchen or bathroom. If you are performing an entire renovation, this step can be skipped! However, if you are just updating your bathroom floor tiles, backsplash or shower, it’s important that you are choosing a tile that will fit right into the design of your space.
By doing this, you will be able to rule out certain colors and styles right off the bat.You can also talk with your tile company about what may look good and what won’t work in your space.
The next step is to understand how this tile will be applied and choose a size accordingly. For instance, if you are installing new floors in your kitchen or bathroom, larger sized tiles are okay to use. However, if you are updating your kitchen backsplash or shower, you may want to consider using smaller tiles.
Another thing to keep in mind before you start crossing different tiles off your list is your budget. With a well-thought-out budget in mind, you will be able to better work with your tile company in deciding which tile to go with. Creating and staying true to a budget will help this process go smoothly and quickly!
Another thing to consider when choosing stone tiles is what they will be used for. You should always keep functionality in mind. When choosing new tile for a bathroom or kitchen floor, it makes sense to choose one that is more durable. If you are choosing a new tile for your kitchen backsplash, the design and color of the tile probably means more than durability. Understanding what you will be using your tile for will help you better decide if you want to give up design for durability or vice versa.
Lastly, when choosing natural stone of any kind, it’s important that you consider the maintenance that will come with it. The cost of stone does not affect how much maintenance is required; expensive options will often need just as much upkeep as the cheaper alternatives! Before making a final decision, ask a professional tile company like GMS Werks how much maintenance it will take to keep your tile looking and performing nice for many years!
With so many options to choose from, deciding on a new tile for your home can be challenging. But by working with a professional and quality tile company, finding the perfect tile will be much easier!
At GMS Werks, we provide natural stone bathroom tile floors, kitchen backsplashes and shower tile services! If you are looking for help with your next home project, give our team a call today!