Updating your Kitchen

 

Taconic Slate Gold Summit

Taconic Slate Gold Summit

One of the most common upgrades everyone wants to do in their home is the kitchen. Appliances, counter tops, back-splashes, cabinets, flooring, dishes, it seems like the list can go on forever if you let it. But there is hope. If you are building your home the easiest thing you can do is take your flooring and put it underneath your cabinets. The reason you will want to do that is if you decide later on to move your cabinets adding more or removing parts of them you don’t have to redo your floors when all you want to do is change your cabinets.

 

Tuscania Verde

Tuscania Verde

But what if you already have tile or some other flooring done and you don’t have any extra and you want to change out your cabinets. Well here at Designer Tile Plus we specialize in making liners, listellos, and various transition pieces. So we can make your cabinet changing look like it was planned and designed that way.  Trying to match tiles can be very difficult if you are looking at tile that is over a couple years old. Difference in dye lots, calibers, and the fashion of tile can make matching near impossible and very difficult.

But with our helpful and friendly staff we hope to make updating your kitchen an easy and simple process for you.

Kitchen Floor Tiles

 

Taconic Slate Gold Summit

Taconic Slate Gold Summit

One of the most common areas everyone wants to tile is a Kitchen. Carpet, Laminate, Wood, Vinyl, and Linoleum all seem to go out the door and everyone wants to have ceramic or porcelain tile floors. It is easy to see why with laminate and wood when the warranties that you get with them are sometimes voided when you put them in the kitchen to begin with. Carpet is a bear to try and keep clean when you cook with grease and oil. Vinyl, and linoleum are easy to keep up but they wear faster than a ceramic or porcelain tile.

 

Maltese Porto Cream

Maltese Porto Cream

Now if you are doing your whole house keep the tile the same in the kitchen as you are everywhere else. If you want to accent your kitchen from the rest of your home look at your backsplash or add in a decorative piece or two. Try not to switch tile sizes or tiles in your kitchen because you think the area is too small or because a different tile looks better in one room. Let your house flow from one room to the next if you are doing it all at once.

When you are looking at tile for your kitchen if you are doing it separately from the whole house I would suggest trying to pick the going with a slightly darker grout color after you have picked out your tile. Mostly because you are constantly going to the kitchen and a slightly darker grout color will make it easier to maintain than a lighter color.