Expert Advice: The transformative power of tile

Elevate every corner of your home with timeless beauty and lasting durability. 

Tile is a versatile and timeless material that can be utilized in various areas of the home to enhance both aesthetics and functionality. With its ability to withstand wear and tear, resist moisture and provide a wide range of design options, tile has become a popular choice for homeowners seeking to create visually captivating and durable surfaces. We asked experts at Dodgson Flooring to share a few key advantages and popular applications for this versatile and stylish covering. By exploring the creative possibilities and understanding how best to utilize tile in different areas of your home, you can transform each space into a truly remarkable and personalized sanctuary.

Pro tip: “Enhance your tile selection process by considering not only its functionality but also its potential to elevate the decor and design of your space.”  — David Cribb, Dodgson Flooring 

1. Kitchen

Backsplash: Install a tile backsplash behind the countertops and stove area to protect the walls from stains and add a decorative element. Flooring: Choose durable and easy-to-clean tile flooring that can withstand high traffic and spills.

2. Bathroom

Shower walls: Tile the walls of your shower area to create a waterproof and visually appealing space. Use mosaic tiles or patterned tiles for added visual interest. Flooring: The right choice of tile can enhance the overall aesthetic of the space while providing practicality and easy maintenance. From sleek and modern designs to timeless and elegant options, tile flooring offers endless possibilities to create a stunning foundation for your bathroom. 

3. Living spaces

Accent wall: Create a focal point by tiling one wall of your living room. Choose tiles with unique patterns or textures to add visual interest. Fireplace surround: Enhance the fireplace area by tiling the surround. Natural stone or porcelain tiles can add a touch of elegance.

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4. Outdoor areas

Patio or terrace: Opt for outdoor-rated tiles to create an inviting and durable surface for your patio or terrace. Choose large-format, slip-resistant options for safety. Pool surround: Enhance the pool area with tile to create a luxurious and visually appealing setting. Look for tiles specifically designed for pool areas. 

5. Entryway

Flooring: Use durable and low-maintenance tile flooring in the entryway to withstand heavy foot traffic and resist dirt and moisture. Thin grout lines make cleaning easier. Stair risers: Add a decorative touch to your staircase by tiling the risers. This can create a visually striking element and minimize the “woody” look. 

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