Floor Tile Design Ideas That Work

by James Bateman on January 11, 2013

floortiledesigns1Stylish furniture can make a real difference in any home. In addition to furniture that looks great a tile floor can really give some rooms a unique look. You will want to select floor tile designs that will look good with your existing furniture as well as the room. I will be going through some tips on choosing tile designs, where to find the best floor tiles, and how to save the most money.

Choosing The Right Design

When choosing the tile be sure that you go with a design that doesn’t look cheap. There are some designs that can look like they were painted. Keep in mind that you don’t have to buy the most expensive tiles to achieve a good look.

When choosing floor tile designs go for a look that best suits the room. As we went over earlier it is important to match the floor tile with the furniture in the room as well. Also if there is a decorative carpet you will want to consider that as well.

Select a tile design that is not too bright. You do not want your new tiles to take over the room. To clarify, you probably do not want your floor tiles to be the center of attention in your room. Just remember that you want to select a floor tile design that will match well but not take over. If you keep that idea in your mind while shopping you should do just fine.

Where Can I Find A Wide Selection Of Tile Designs?floortiledesigns2

The first place to begin looking for tile designs is at hardware stores. Department stores may carry some tile designs, but even if they have some they will likely have a small selection. Another option would be to buy the tile you need from a specialty shop. You can find specialty shops in the white pages or by searching online.

If you are no stranger when it comes to using the Internet you may want to buy the tile you need there. The positive thing about buying online is that you will get a bigger selection of tiles compared to buying at a physical store. The downside to buying online has to do with shipping. Because tiles can be heavy shipping can end up costing a lot. If you have a larger project in mind you are looking at a substantial cost. There is the chance that the company offers free shipping if you buy a certain amount. Check the store policies before you place your order to see how much you will be paying for shipping.

floortiledesigns3Saving Money By Finding Deals

Finding deals on tile flooring can be difficult at certain times of the year. You can usually get the best prices on tile during the spring months as well as the end of the fall season. This is because inventory must go in anticipation of the winter season. Most home improvement projects happen in the spring and summer months.

Don’t forget to look for specials by directly visiting stores that sell tiles. Request a catalog to be mailed to you monthly. Most stores have a mailer that they send out to customers about new arrivals and product sales. If they offer a store wide coupon inside you can use it to save money on your floor tile purchase. Some coupons offered in store catalogs can be for ten, twenty or even thirty percent off regularly priced items.

About James Bateman

James Bateman has written 38 post in this blog.

James is a self taught expert on furniture and furniture restoration. He also has experience in furniture sales. When he is not obsessing over furniture he loves to walk his dog Max on the beach.

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Dave January 17, 2013 at 6:56 am

Nice floor designs. I like tile although I most often go with wood for flooring. I love the marble look of the green tile. I may use that in a bathroom remodeling job I have planned.

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terryhound1988 January 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

when my wife decided to redo the kitchen with a tile flooring I was a big uneasy about it. It ended up not costing too much and i do like the new design.

Terry the Hound

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goodwin February 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Use tile when redoing your kitchen if you want it to last a long time. Cheers!

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