Inspiration and DIY Home Improvement: 4 Reasons to Replace Tile around Your Home

 
 

HOME IMPROVEMENT: 4 REASONS TO REPLACE TILE AROUND YOUR HOME

The next time you're feeling inspired to tackle a home improvement project, consider updating the tile in your home. With countless styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, you can give the surfaces in your house the refresh they need, while adding some personal touches. The right tile can even change how you see a room by making it feel bigger or smaller. Here are four great reasons why you should replace the tile around your home.

1. Make Your Room Seem Larger or Smaller

If you're faced with a small space that has tiny tile, you're probably aiming to make it feel more spacious. One way to do that is to replace the existing tile with larger tile. This will fool the eye and give the illusion of a larger space. Use tile that is longer than it is wide to add depth to your room. To retain the look of spaciousness, a light-colored tile should be used, and when it comes to grout, a color that blends in with the tile will help create a seamless look.

On the other hand, if you're striving to make a room look more closed in, opt for a darker tile. Larger tile in a deep, rich earth tone will give your space a cozy feel. Once again, a grout color that blends will make your room look coherent.

Photo features Pearl, Titanium, and Gunmetal 6-1/2 x 20 field tile in a brickwork pattern on the floor.

2. Modernize Your Space with a Signature Look

One of the greatest benefits of tile is its versatility. It can be used in almost any home improvement project, and it will last for a long time. However, you might want a look that has a bit more modern personality than a simple tiled floor or backsplash. In this case, tile can be used to create a signature look that expresses your—or your family's—personality.

Adding a border of smaller accent tile can give your floor a one-of-a-kind look. You can also incorporate a large medallion to create a focal point in an entryway or family room. These special touches can infuse your room with your personal taste and complement your decor. Remember that there are endless options when it comes to choosing tile shape, color, and design, so you'll be able to choose options that accentuate the style and architecture of your space.

3. Liven Up Your Existing Tile with a New Grout Color

If the grout in between your wall and floor tile needs to be replaced, take advantage of the opportunity to choose a grout color that works best with the color of your tile. If your tile is dark, choosing a dark-colored grout will give your space a more streamlined feel—without that checkerboard look. Likewise, a contrasting grout will make your tile pop.

Photo features Techno Black 12 x 12 field tile.

4. Increase Your Property Value

If you're looking to add to the value of your home, consider replacing your dated surfaces with modern, attractive tile for good return on your investment. The long-lasting and durable characteristics of tile mean that it will continue looking good for years to come, whether its on your floors, walls, patio, or kitchen backsplash. If you're planning to sell in the near future, you should keep the tile and grout neutral, and keep patterns simple. You want to keep it as mainstream as possible to appeal to the most potential buyers.