Interior Design Rules

Rule #1 of Interior Design - There Are No Rules

If there is one golden rule to modern interior design, it’s that there technically are no rules. It’s evident everywhere you look. Unlike yesterday’s strict design rules, today’s interior designers lean on creativity and ingenuity to create stunning works of livable art.

Of course, that said, there is a lot of control utilized within the constraints of their chaos, especially when it comes to tile flooring and walls. The reason is because certain types of tiles are used for certain applications. Here’s a quick rundown of the interior designer’s rules of the road when it comes to installing tile.  


Glass Tile

Glass tile is sleek and sexy, but it is dangerous when broken. So, these types of tiles should only be installed on walls, backsplashes, trim, and anywhere else where there’s little chance of them taking an impact.  


Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is made from dense clay so it is resilient enough to be used inside and out. And, it is ideal for everything from walls, backsplashes, and countertops to showers, floors, and even ceilings. Porcelain is low maintenance and available in a tremendous array of colours, but its low moisture level makes it challenging to cut for rounded edges and other custom shapes.


Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is made from natural clay, sand, and water and it is one of the easiest types of tile to maintain. It does have a high moisture content, so it shouldn’t be used outdoors because temperature variations could cause cracks. Its high moisture content does, however, make it very accommodating to specialty cuts. Ceramic tile is most commonly used on walls, backsplashes and showers.


Natural Stone Tile

Natural stone tile is honed from natural stone that has been mined from the earth. It can be used in an extensive number of applications around the home, both inside and out. This type of tile has a natural, earthy look. It is a porous material, so you can expect a great deal of maintenance with this type of tile. In particular, the tile needs to be sealed to prevent stains from developing.


Exotic Tile

Exotic tile is fast becoming the go-to tile for interior designers thanks to it being such a diverse class of tile. It encompasses tiles made from everything from semi-precious stones to animal hide to shells to mirrored glass. These types of tile tend to be used in extreme high-end, custom applications.


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