You have the kitchen floor done, and you’re thinking what’s the next kitchen project. The logical answer is likely to be the kitchen wall. Before you even think of frying something on your oven hub, make sure you have a splash cover so that the cooking oil will not stick to the wall. So if you can get the tiling on the wall done quickly, do it to preserve the paint and kitchen wall itself.

Choosing the right tiles is a matter of personal choice and style, not to mention the right price for your budget. Basically, you can classify your tile choice on two categories: Manufactured or Natural. After a stone is quarried, it goes through the process of mixing, melting and then shaping for its finished clay or glass product. You can see these manufactured tiles as ceramic, glass, terracotta or cement on the shops or any building, for that matter.

Natural tiles are closed to the structure of the stone after it was quarried, and therefore durable. These are cut according to its shaping specifications and are ready for sale right away. These tiles also adds more value to the property because these are priced higher than the manufactured ones. Prime example of these natural tiles are: marble, granite, limestone and others.

For this article, the examples below will be from manufactured tiles because i have firsthand experience selecting from their range of type, color and pricing.

The first shape that we will be talking today is square. This elementary shape is popular for its simplicity. This easy-to-installed pattern is pleasant to the eye and renders a traditional look on the kitchen.

Photo & article: Manhattan Nest

Some designers go for rectangular shape, which can be traditional and modern at the same time. The subway or metro design falls on this category. It has different colors to choose from and many moods that can transform your kitchen to classic or contemporary.

Photo credit: AllModern

And then there is the hexagonal or beehive design, which is a tight and seamless fit with each other. Whether you are going lenghtwise or crosswise with this pattern, there is a sense that there is an endless and interlocking lines weaving on the background.

Photo credit: Joss and Main

Although the image below resembles more of a rectangular design, i like to subclassify this one as geometric too. Some find their aesthetics on an orderly, what-seems-like-a-broken pattern, but the meshing and joining of ends give this a free flowing feeling.

Photo credit: Barbara Kiefer Paa

Did you design your own kitchen tiles or did you already have it when you move in your house? What shapes and types of tiles did you choose from? I like to know your anwers on the comment section.

Thank you all for reading and happy house designing.

Jay

*This blog post is my personal opinion only and contains affiliate/referral links.

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