New York Remodeling: Where Food Is Made Deserves To Be Beautiful
In most homes, the kitchen is a point of congregation, and this is not surprising. After all, this is where food is made and often where it is first enjoyed. How many of us have taken a small bite out of a meal that has been expertly prepared in the kitchen, before the dish even makes it out into the dining room? Indeed, in almost all cultures, food is a cause for celebration, and the area of the house where food is made should be given as much thought and care as any other area.
So, you might be thinking of how to best design your kitchen. One of the biggest decision points when it comes to designing kitchens is settling on a choice of kitchen tiles. What sort of tiles should you use for the kind of cooking that you will do in the kitchen? What style or design should you choose for kitchen tiles? Should you go for mosaic, brick, glass or stone? How about ceramic tiles?
First, think of which areas of the kitchen do you need tiles for. This will be a determinant of what kind of kitchen tile is best for you. For instance, glossy-finished tiles are best used on a wall and not on the floor. Flooring tiles have to be safe to walk on, especially when wet, and glossy-finished kitchen tiles are not very safe as they can be slippery.
Usually, kitchen tile options are those made of quarry, stone, cork, vinyl, ceramic, porcelain, glass or bamboo. Vinyl, bamboo and cork are usually used in flooring, whereas ceramic, porcelain and quarry are better used for counters and floors. Glass, on the other hand, is most often used for walls or as a backsplash, as they may not possess the same durability as the other types.
You should also think of your budget limitations when deciding on the kind of kitchen tiles to use. Some types are more expensive than others, and this may force you to narrow down your options and exclude those kinds that are beyond what you are looking to spend. Custom-designed mosaic tiles, for instance, can cost quite a pretty penny. They are very pretty and are not usually used in many people’s kitchens, which may be a point of attraction to you, but if their costs are a deterrent, it is better to look for cheaper alternatives.
Another point of consideration is how you and your family live. Even if, generally, kitchen tiles are pretty durable, they still need a measure of upkeep and maintenance. Also, the length of time that certain tiles can hold their look differs depending on the material they are made of. So think of how you and your family normally use the kitchen and then decide what kind of tile fits your needs best. For instance, a ceramic tile surface usually cracks more easily compared to stone tiles. After all, the kitchen is meant to be a place for you and your family to enjoy. The choice of tiles should merely aid in ensuring the kitchen is at its most useful to you and your family.