5 Ways to Personalize Tile Flooring

Here are five quick ways to personalize tile flooring.
"choose from variety of borders,patterns and

"choose from variety of borders,patterns and

There are basically five ways to tile that can be mixed and matched to create a personalized installation for a home:

1. Color
2. Direction -- it can be straight set, diamond-shaped, etc.
3. Size -- to be able to offset the tile by using two or more sizes.
4. Borders, patterns and insets
5. Relief and texture. This means creating a three-dimensional effect on a wall or countertop installation behind a splash. On a floor, mix glossy tiles with textured tiles.

A square room is probably the easiest room to design. A couple of things to keep in mind is to look up and see what the soffits are doing. Some of the most beautiful installations are to follow the soffit with a border around the room. You can also create a solid border and turn a tile in the middle of it. This would create a custom look but cost little to do.

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