Decorative Ideas for Tile Flooring and Backsplashes
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Tile is the ideal material to use throughout the bathroom and kitchen. Whether the homeowner selects glass, porcelain, ceramic or other materials, tiles offer some of the best moisture resistance and are generally easy to clean. Yet while there is plenty of design advice out there about what flooring and backsplashes to try, there’s not that much about matching other fixtures and features to them. Tying together the tile flooring, backsplashes and necessities like faucets is easy with these tips.
Match the Sinks to the Floors
Tile flooring comes in many colors and patterns, but it’s a good idea to match it to the kitchen sink to help draw the eye upward at the heart of the room. White tile flooring, or a pattern with a white background, is commonly paired with fireclay and porcelain kitchen sinks. Stainless steel tiles go well with all sorts of neutral-toned and natural stone tiles with gray color palettes. Bathroom sink designs are easily matched to the surrounding tile, even if marble or other luxury materials are selected for the flooring.
Frame the Pot Filler
Adding a pot filler over the stove adds the perfect opportunity for installing a colorful backsplash as well. Since this faucet only needs a relatively small amount of tiles to frame it, it’s a good place for using brighter colors or bolder patterns than on the floor or walls. Consider extending a larger backsplash down to the stove or range-top to protect the wall from food splatters as well.
Wall-Mounted Kitchen Faucets and Tile
There’s no need to choose between wall-mounted kitchen faucets and tile backsplashes. The two features can co-exist peacefully with a few adjustments. First, it’s generally easier to install the plumbing through larger tiles rather than smaller ones. It may be tricky to get an attractive pattern of a tiny penny or subway tiles around the faucet openings. Second, make sure the bathroom or kitchen sink is the right depth to handle the extra height from the wall-mounted design.
Backsplashes for Bathroom Faucets
Bathroom sinks deserve backsplashes too. Consider ordering bathroom faucets and vanity backsplashes from the same source to overhaul a basic sink with a whole new look. In the bathroom, backsplashes are often essential for protecting the wall from moisture and bits of toothpaste or cosmetics alike.
Kingston Brass has plenty of bathroom faucets and kitchen faucets to accompany any tile backsplashes. Our kitchen sinks also pair well with tile flooring in every style and color. Take advantage of any tile work added to a home to replace the fixtures as well for a quick remodel.