Pool Tile Isn't Just for Swimming Pools...
It’s called pool tile, but that doesn’t mean swimming pool tile is just for your pool.
AquaBlu Mosaics tiles have many more applications: bathroom tiles, kitchen backsplash tiles, walls and floors.
AquaBlu Mosaics' selection of glass mosaic tile and porcelain tile are versatile because they are made from the highest quality material. They are frost proof, resistant to fading, staining and discoloration, and are also impervious to liquids and vapors. In other words, if it’s good enough for your pool, it’s good enough for your kitchen and bath!
The considerable combinations of colors, shapes and textures of pool tiles used as shower tiles and bathroom tiles can make for a daunting task when it comes to selecting bath tiles or trying to figure out how to tile a shower. However, here are a few general tips:
- Select mosaic tile that is light and bright, especially for smaller showers.
- Taking tiles all the way to the ceiling will make the shower look bigger.
- White grout makes shower tiles “pop.” Epoxy-based grout won’t crack or stain and needs very little in the way of maintenance.
- Consider texture for wall and floor bath tiles. Choose a slightly textured bath tile for the floor and a smoother glass tile for walls.
- Make your bathroom backsplash tile the focal point. Use an interesting color that contrasts with the surrounding décor, a compelling pattern or mosaic tiles with quirky shapes.
Kitchen Backsplash Tiles
Kitchen backsplash tiles are personality tiles – a reflection of you. Here’s an opportunity to be creative. Again, with such a large selection of glass mosaic tile that can be used for a kitchen backsplash, you may feel overwhelmed. Relax. These tips can definitely help:
- Before making a final decision, tape color and tile samples to the walls above your kitchen counter to see what they look like throughout the day as natural light changes.
- Try to match your countertop color and style to your kitchen backsplash tiles. Also consider kitchen fixtures when considering backsplash tile ideas.
- Use a neutral field tile for the rest of the kitchen, then bring in a funky glass mosaic tile to create a showy centerpiece above the stove.
- Glass tile mosaics that mix in metal, stone or the look of precious gems can add texture and movement.
Tile for Walls and Floors
While mosaic tiles are most often associated with bathrooms and kitchens, don’t let that stop you from using glass or porcelain tile in other interior and exterior spaces.
Consider installing wall tiles as an opportunity to make an impact in your living spaces - an effective way to change the look and feel of your home. This is due to the blend of durability and style inherent in tile available from AquaBlu Mosaics. Using swimming pool tiles for walls makes a bold statement – and there are so many interesting colors, textures, shapes and unique patterns to choose from.
Feature walls can really liven up a space. Even subtle patterns can add interest without overwhelming an area. Choose a wall that you’d like to act as the room’s focal point such as a fireplace surround, behind your bed’s headboard or where you have an aquarium or even TV mounted. If you opt for a daring design, just be sure that your wall still complements the rest of your room.
Floor tiles also play into a wide array of creative options, and, unlike wood or fabric floor coverings, they don’t stain, burn or suffer from insect damage. They’re also more durable and last longer. Design-wise, floor tiles add flair to your home’s décor.
Square floor tiles are still popular, but geometric shapes are trending. Hexagonal, herringbone, chevron and mixed-width pattern designs have especially captured the imagination of millennial homeowners.
Whether you want to cover a small or large space, your floor tile objectives should include:
- Coordinating the color with the entire room, not just walls
- Dry-laying the tile first to make certain the layout works
- Fewer grout lines to create illusion of more space