Slice of Style – Three Ways to Use the Same Tile Throughout
I am often asked whether it’s a good idea to put the same tile on the floor and walls, or if it’s better to create contrast by putting one tile on the floor and another on the wall.
The answer is vague, and one of personal preference; however, this month let’s take a look at putting the same tile on the floor and walls, and I’ll throw in some options on varying texture and colour to create interest with the same stone or porcelain tile throughout.
Option 1: Use the same tile on the floor and walls
Take, for example, this master bath where Riviera Lune porcelain tile was used throughout.
The repetition of the tile on the floor and walls creates a subtle, calming affect, contributing to a spa-like feel.
Here are some other examples of using the same tile on the floor and walls:
Option 2: Add interest with an accent
Choose a complementary mosaic or small tile to add a touch of glam and style. Let your own personal taste and preference shine through. Here are some examples of tastefully done accents where the same tile was used on the floor and wall:
Option 3: Add texture by using the same tile in a different format
Tile + Stone Source has many tiles available to suit your tastes. Take, for example, the this months new arrivals in Serene Ivory Limestone, Stark Carbon Marble and Bianco Cascia Marble. Each floor tile has two matching mosaics. Try using a mosaic on the floor as a centre piece or on the wall to add texture to an otherwise monotone surface. Here are some examples:
A picture is worth a thousand words, and after looking through the above pictures, I am sure you found some designs you were drawn too. Use this as a starting point for your design.
Stay tuned next month for options on contrasting tiles!