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Adding Tile Accents
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Tile accents are a wonderful way to inject color, interest and
excitement to a room. They are typically used in bathrooms and
kitchens. Design techniques include bullnoses, raised patterns, trim
bands, and borders. There are also many different colors and
finishes available. Using tile accents is a great way to let your
creative imagination work, but keep in mind that it does require
proper planning and preparation.
There are several important things to take into consideration when
working with tile accents. First of all, before purchasing the
design of your dreams, it is important to gather a decent amount of
samples for you to test out in the room. This step is crucial
because different colors and finishes will appear differently in
certain lights. Just one tile will not give you a good enough idea
on how the design will look in its completion.
During your selection process, make sure to pick out a style and
finish that not only suits the current time, but will also be
well-liked in the future. You should take into consideration the
design theme of the entire house and select colors that will flow
well and remain in good taste. Also, it is important to pay
attention to maintenance. An elaborate and irregular pattern will be
hard to keep clean.
Once you have selected the tiles that suit your interest the best,
you will want to put your order in as soon as possible. It is
usually a good idea to put your order in when the job begins. Tile
accents take about six months for delivery. If you place your order
too late, the entire job will be put on delay. During your order
placement, it is also a good idea to order about 15 percent more
tiles. This will account for any tiles that chip or brake during
delivery and leave you some spares for future repairs.