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3 Tips for Selecting the Right Tiles for Your Kitchen May 24, 2019

3 Tips for Selecting the Right Tiles for Your Kitchen, ,

If you’re in the process of a kitchen remodeling project, you know how many decisions there are to make. For example, you may need to choose tiles for your flooring or backsplash. How do you narrow down your choices? Here are a few suggestions to simplify the process.

How to Choose Kitchen Tiles

1. Choose Timeless Options

If you want to invest in a dynamic material that provides you with an impressive return on your investment, install large porcelain tiles for your flooring. Timeless and attractive, the material is firm and dense, and an excellent choice for any area where there’s consistent traffic. Additionally, ceramic tiles are easy to clean, stand up well to heavy foot traffic, and are available in a wide range of colors, allowing you to personalize the look.

2. Match Other Elements

flooringTo create a cohesive look, consider the other elements of your kitchen. For example, have the flooring match the cabinets, backsplash, and countertop colors. This helps create a unified, appealing design. On the other hand, you can also use your tiles to provide contrast. Dark cabinets pop when the other features in the room are lighter and vice versa. If the tiles are off-white, install pitch black or ash grey cabinets.  

3. Strive for Practicality

If you ever plan to sell the property, creating a functional space will increase the value. In addition to choosing attractive tiles, select options that are practical. For example, vinyl is a resilient and highly durable material that is resistant to stains and water. It can also be made to look like more luxurious options, such as wood flooring. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are strong and easy to clean. Because they are resistant to odors and bacteria, you won’t need to worry about the surface developing unpleasant smells over time. 


When you’re ready to take on a kitchen remodeling project, visit Valley Design Center in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood. Offering nearly 40 years of home improvement experience, their team members strive to bring their clients’ visions to life. They sell quality products from top-notch brands like Kraftmaid® and Toto®. Visit them online to learn more about their products and services, or call (212) 832-4200 to speak to a member of their team about their flooring options.