Many of us now find ourselves with lots of time at home due to the current coronavirus situation. So, let’s turn the lockdown into a positive experience and take this opportunity to get on with some home improvements. Embellishing your home can be a fun family project and the end result will fill you with satisfaction. Every day you will feel cheered by the new beauty that you have created in your home.
Decorating a part of your home with handcrafted tiles is a great option. These beautiful tiles come in a wide selection of colours and designs. There are encaustic cement tiles, terrazzo tiles, ceramic tiles and zellige and bejmat tiles to choose from. Decide first, which type of tile would best suit the space you are thinking of tiling. Then, spend time with your family contemplating each design and how it would look in the space you are going to tile. Observe the fine details of the varied designs and the rich warm colours. Just looking through all the options will calm and relax you with their beauty. Encourage everyone to express their opinions of each tile and make the final decision a democratic election!
So, let’s take a look at five things you can do at home with tiles.
Backsplashes can go behind the sink to protect the wall from water splashes. They can also go behind the range to protect the wall from fat and food splashes.
Alternatively, they can fill the space between the countertop and the cabinets. You can transform the way your kitchen looks with just a few metres of tiles used in this way. Whether your kitchen has a traditional or contemporary look you will find tiles to fit in. Also, with the huge range of colours, you can choose to match or contrast your current colour scheme with your new tiles. Ceramics or zellige/bejmat tiles are all suitable for backsplashes. They will create an easy to clean and maintain the hard-wearing surface that will enhance both the beauty and the functionality of your kitchen. If you go with cement/terrazzo, you will need to seal them every other year.
The bathroom lends itself perfectly to tiles, either on the floor, the walls, or within the shower. There are so many options and combinations to choose from. Many people select an intricate brightly coloured tile from the floor to half-way up the wall.
You can choose to add a top border of small tiles that compliment them to create a pleasing transition to the naked wall. You might want to select a single colour floor tile to combine with a highly pattern wall. The bathroom is a room where you can really have fun with tiles. As most bathrooms are small you can create a huge impression without having to buy lots of tiles. Have fun with your family choosing which parts of the bathroom you are going to tile. Then sit down together and enjoy revising all the different options to create your own unique family bathroom.
The hallway is where you present the first impression on visitors. When choosing the tiles for your hallway floor think about how you want to make people feel when they enter your home.
Many people choose warm colours that make people feel welcome. As many of our tiles are handcrafted using natural colours the shades are gentle and subtle. You can also choose a more impacting welcome with brighter colours or bolder designs. The choice is yours. Encaustic cement tiles are ideal for hallways as they are hard-wearing for these high transit areas. Additionally, once you seal them, they will not absorb the dirt and will keep looking good for many years. Also, if you decide to sell your house a tiled hallway creates a positive first impression and can even add value to your home.
Your kitchen offers a really fun space to tile. You can do the floor, the walls, or backsplashes. You can combine different tiles in different areas or use the same one through the walls and floor.
Choosing the right tiles for your kitchen will be a great way to spend time with your family. If your kitchen is small a small design can help it to look larger. If it is big you might want to consider some bigger bolder designs that really make a statement. You can express your personality in the tiles you choose for your kitchen. This is an area where so much family life takes place, so make the decision a family one. If your kitchen has a dining area, you may choose to delimit this space with a different tile. There are so many possibilities, enjoy letting your imagination run wild.
5. Gardens, patios and conservatories
Terrazzo outdoor tiles are the ideal choice for gardens, patios and conservatory. These beautiful hand-made tiles can resist freezing temperatures and will not crack, unlike some other types of tile. They are ideal for outdoor use as they are very hardwearing and easy to scrub clean of mud or soil. They can provide a perfect floor to set an outdoor dining table or some lawn chairs. Muted colours are usually the best choice for outside spaces. These combine and complement the natural colours of the plants and trees in your garden. If you are lucky enough to have a garden where you can get outside in safety at this time, make the most of it. Surrounding yourself with nature will help you to relax and appreciate how lucky you are to be able to go outside.
When you have chosen the tiles for the area you are going to transform simply make your on-line order and payment. We will deliver them promptly and you will be able to start on your home-embellishment project. Let your kids help you with the mixing of the adhesive and with getting the tiles out of the boxes. Encourage them to observe each tile to ensure that you lay it the right way around.
Bejmats and cement tiles are also suitable for outdoors and they will bring instant joy and colours. Bejmats will not need any additional process and they will be easy to maintain. Cement Tiles will need to be sealed every year.
We hope that these five things you can do at home will keep you and your family safe and happy.
Together we can beat the coronavirus. Stay at home…… and lay some tiles!