Tile Kitchen Countertops
Tile countertops are a great choice if you want an inexpensive material that's easy to maintain. It's simple to coordinate with or mix and match with different design styles. Designer Christopher J. Grubb incorporated the countertop tiles in the backsplash and archway edging to continue the bold, colorful look.
Do-it-yourselfers and budget-conscious consumers alike wax poetic about the high-quality beauty and bang-for-your-buck cost of installing tile countertops in the kitchen.
Red Tiled Kitchen Island
A commercial grade stove sits inside this kitchen space. Copious amount of counter space are a necessity for the expert chef or entertainer. Bright colors of red handmade tiles on dark wood raised panel cabinetry are complimented by a gold paint suiting the Spanish architecture of the house.
Thinner, natural stone tiles offer similar aesthetics and durability—but for a fraction of the cost, when compared to a solid granite or marble slab. And, in the case of granite tile countertops, grout lines may be practically invisible thanks to the material's straight edges. (And, in general, using larger tiles equates to fewer grout lines and larger squares to work on.)
Ceramic tile countertops offer similar benefits, though the man-made material makes it easy (and fun) to get creative with color and pattern. Think mosaics, mismatched, recycled or hand-painted tiles that are versatile enough to go from the counter to the backsplash—or even an entire wall.
One caveat: the smaller the tile, the more grout lines you'll see, which can equate to more cleaning for you.
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- Marble Kitchen Countertops
- Laminate Kitchen Countertops
- Formica Kitchen Countertops
- Granite Kitchen Countertops
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