Tile is commonly used to tile floors, countertops, fireplaces or kitchen backsplashes. However, tile can be used to add a pop of color, texture or design to a number of other spaces around the house. Here are a few of the unique ways you can incorporate tile into your home.
Stair kicks, also called staircase kick plates, can be tiled to bring a unique look into your home. Stair kicks are the portion of the stair that you do not stand on. They are the vertical climb in the step, also referred to as the riser. Ceramic tiles can be used to highlight this portion of the step. They can compliment wood or vinyl steps. To add flow to your home, consider using the same ceramic tile that is found in your kitchen, bathroom or other parts of your home on the stairs. This helps add consistency and ensure everything in your home looks like it matches and was well thought out.
If you are looking for a way to make your windows stand out, tiling the window sill may be a great choice. You can bring drama into the space by using a scalloped or Moroccan-shaped tile. You can add color by bringing in hand-painted tiles. Or you can add texture by using a textured tile. Regardless of what you are after, there is a tile that can transform a dull and boring white window sill into one that emphasizes your beautiful windows. This is a great way to personalize your home and make it stand apart from others.
If you are tired of messing with sticky shelf liner or cleaning bare shelves, tiling the shelves inside of your cabinets can make your life easier. The easiest way to do this is with vinyl tile. Vinyl tile is stronger and more durable than shelf lining paper and is extremely easy to install. With a variety of colors and patterns available, you can easily find a tile that compliments your kitchen or bathroom.
Tile can be used to personalize your home. You can use it to make your floor stand out, have a unique countertop or make your fireplace pop. But you can take things up a notch by using tile in a unique fashion. Tiling stair kicks, window sills and cabinet shelves can help you to further personalize your house with designs that are not overdone or played out.