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A Basic Guide to Incorporating Tile into Your Kitchen

Last updated 6 years ago

If you are planning an upcoming kitchen remodel, be sure to consider tile as an important decorative element. Tile is the ideal material to use in your kitchen for several reasons—in addition to being beautiful, it’s very easy to clean, resistant to scratching and staining, and won’t catch on fire in the event of an accident. Here are three popular ways to incorporate tile into your kitchen:


  1. Install Tile Flooring: The most common way that tile is used in kitchens is in flooring. Tile floors are a great option for kitchens of all kinds, particularly if yours is a high-traffic area in your active household. Tile flooring is less susceptible to gouges and scratches than wood flooring is, and will maintain its brilliance and aesthetic appeal for much longer than laminate or linoleum flooring. Cleaning your tile floor is as simple as regular sweeping and occasional mopping.
  2. Create a Tile Backsplash: Tile backsplashes are a great way to bring otherwise boring countertops or cabinets to life. These decorative elements serve a dual function—they add a splash of color and texture to a plain wall, and also provide easy cleaning of cooking stains. You’ll never again have to worry about painstakingly scrubbing the remnants of a homemade meal off of the walls around your stove!
  3. Use Tile on Countertops: Finally, consider installing a tile countertop for a high-end look at a fraction of the cost. Tile countertops are much stronger than their laminate counterparts, and can even provide comparable durability to granite without the extreme price tag! Install tile countertops throughout your kitchen for a unified look, or just on an island or breakfast bar for a pop of color. 

For more kitchen tile ideas, contact the professionals at Standard Tile. We’re New Jersey’s premier tile retailer, and have seven locations across the state to better serve you. Call (888) 903-0998 for more information.


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