Tiles give emphasis to a home. It gives beauty and texture which emphasizes the overall appearance of your homes, but don’t you know that tiles could also be used in making other useful things at home? If you have extra or leftovers, don’t throw them away because it can still be useful. Before we tell you what can be done of those extras, let us first talk about the main use of tiles, for floors and walls. Each one of us has our own and many preferences when it comes to designs that is why there are tons of designs made by several builders and designers. Ceramic tiles have been used to exhibit these astounding designs which we can buy to beautify our homes.
Lauren Shanesy will share to us the top ten ceramic finishes for 2017. Let’s read her article below.
Trendy Tiles: The Top Ten Ceramic Finishes for 2017
As we approach the end of another year, designers are thinking about what the most popular trends will be among consumers as they design homes for 2017. When it comes to tiles, the hottest trends for 2017 offer buyers a number of unique finish options for any kind of style, from “gritty chic” to “rustic modern.”
Cersaie, the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, was held in Bologna, Italy this past September, and showcased the latest tile products from over 800 companies. Ceramics of Italy, an Italian-based firm that represents over 200 ceramic production companies, highlighted the top ten tile trends from the show that builders and designers should watch as they head into the New Year. New textures and unusual aesthetics, such as faux wood tiles with a twist, retro patterns, and metallics, emerged as design styles that buyers will be looking for in 2017. Read more here
Now that we know the top trends for floors and tiles, we can now go beyond and explore other different objects that can be made out of ceramic tiles. We just need a little bit of creativity to come up with these improvised yet unique objects. With the materials used in making ceramic tiles, it can be suitable for use in several things.
How to Make a Ceramic Tile Trivet
I had some tile left over from a recent project, so I decided to make a trivet out of it. Here’s what I did:
- Spray a piece of wax paper with a light coating of cooking oil spray.
- Lay two paint stir sticks on the wax paper. Position them closely together so the tile’s corners will hang off the edge.
- To make the feet for the trivet, put a dab of hot glue in each corner of the tile.
- Immediately set the tile on the wood sticks and press down. The sticks serve as spacers to ensure each glue pad is exactly the same thickness.
That is just one way to use ceramic tiles in a different way. It can be useful in the kitchen especially for hot pots and pans. Another item that will be improvised using tiles could be used for hot cups and mugs. However, we could beautify them more using our own designs. We could modify them and make them look even more fancier and creative.
Angie Chavez, in her article, will tell us how to be more creative in using ceramic tiles. Read her article below.
DIY Salvaged Wood Quilt Block Coasters & Ceramic Tiles – Knick of Time
I think small things aren’t getting the attention they deserve. For example, Starbucks got all fancy with their “Grande” and “Venti” size drinks, but then they just called the small and medium drinks “short” and “tall.” What, there’s no fancy way to say “short and tall”? They want you to think bigger is better with the fancier names, but the coffee is just as good in the small size as the Venti. So today, I’m going to show you why small things are every bit as wonderful as their full-size counterparts. A few months ago, I introduced some Quilt Block stencils in my line of Vintage Sign Stencils. They are the perfect size to make barn quilt wall art and quilt block pillows. But what if you love making small things? Well, I’m happy to report that I’m now carrying the quilt block stencils in smaller sizes too and I made two new projects with them to show you. Read more here
Wow! That was just amazing! From all the trendy ceramic wall and floor designs, we can already make our home beautiful and well designed. There are numerous designs to choose from and they are all great. However, the use of tiles doesn’t end there. We can actually recycle extra tiles and make something useful. With these, there would be no wastes and you could lessen expenses because you wouldn’t have to buy new ones. Just get the old tiles, think of something that you need which can be made using those leftover tiles, and then you are all done. Plus, you can even make your own designs!