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Beautiful Tile Flooring Ideas

The right flooring can help shape the overall style of a room in a significant way. Tile flooring, in particular, is popular today due to its durability and countless style options. To make sure you find the best tile flooring choice for your space, it’s important to take the time looking through samples of beautiful flooring to give you an idea of various looks.

Take a look at these unique and stylish tile-flooring ideas. From bathrooms to kitchens to living areas, you’ll be sure to find inspiration that will help transform your room. Pin them onto your Pinterest board!

 

natural-stone-floor-tiles-3These stone floor tiles have a contemporary design that still reflects the brown and natural hues in this cozy living room.

 

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White, clean and fresh cabinets stand out even more with the beautifully varnished floor tiles in this modern kitchen.

New-Issue-Gallery-House-30May14-Chris-Tubbs_b_426x639For the eclectic homeowner, these Moroccan bathroom floor tiles go perfectly well with a vintage bathtub, reflecting a comfortable and relaxed style.

 

Glasshouse-1-Easy-Living-11Mar14-Jan-Baldwin_bt_426x639Mosaic tile flooring for the outdoor patio brings a whimsical perspective in a traditional setting.

Looking for more tile inspirations? Follow us on Pinterest or Instagram. Or, check out our Design Center where we have friendly and knowledgeable design experts waiting to help you!

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Green and Safe Tile Cleaners

Tiles are a popular choice for flooring because of their durability. Almost every home has a tile floor in it, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Tiles are also perfect for high traffic areas and require little maintenance.

However, to keep your tiles looking brand new, they’ll need regular cleaning. We recommend tile cleaners that are gentle on the tiles as well as the environment. Natural tile cleaners are also affordable because you might just find them already in your home.

Below is a list of green tile cleaners that will not damage your tiles in any way and will be safe to use around children and pets as well.

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Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is a great alternative to cleaners that contain bleach. Lemon has natural acidic properties that will help easily remove stains on tiles. It also has antibacterial properties to it that will kill bacteria, but will not have the harmful effects of bleach. Lemon also is a great deodorizer, so not only will it help your floor looking clean, your whole room will smell clean, too.

 

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Salt – This is a great natural cleaner that every home has in their kitchen. Salt has strong cleaning properties that will clean and deodorize all type of tile flooring. To use salt as a natural cleaner, simply mix salt with hot water. Squeeze some lemon juice in your mix for a great smell and added sanitizing power.

 

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Distilled White Vinegar – For generations, distilled white vinegar has been used for its cleaning properties that are non-toxic and effective to use. Similar to lemon juice, distilled white vinegar also helps deodorize tiles while cleaning them. It can easily get rid of odors that are tough to remove. It can also cut through grease stains without much effort.

 

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Borax – Borax is a great cleaner to have in the home. It’s often used as a laundry detergent, but borax can be used to clean your tiles and keep it sanitary. Safe and effective, Borax is also used to ward off pests such as bugs and cockroaches. It’s a great cleaner to use if you want to clean your tiles and get rid of pests too. Simply rub Borax into the floor where there is dirt and then rinse it off with water.

 

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Washing Soda – Washing soda may not be commonly found in people’s homes, but you can easily make washing soda from baking soda using tips from Nature’s Nurture Blog. Washing soda is also a non-toxic and effective cleaner for tiles because its ability to remove grease and tough stains. To apply, simply mix some washing soda with water to create a paste, then rub gently onto the stains. Leave it on for about half an hour, and then rinse with water.

 

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5 Great Options for Bathroom Tiles

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For many of us, the bathroom is an important space – it’s where we start and end our day, where we feel refreshed and renewed. Bathrooms are also often one of the smallest rooms in the house, making it easier to renovate with new tile flooring. Updated tiles can truly enhance a bathroom’s space, making it feel more luxurious, clean and comfortable. The right tile flooring is also needed to ensure that it will withstand the heat, moisture, and wear that come with bathroom floors.

Below is a list of 5 Great Options for Bathroom Tiles that can help improve the look of your bathroom floor:

  1. Ceramic Tiles – Ceramic tiles are a popular choice in bathroom flooring. Made from clay fired at high temperatures, ceramic tiles are easy to clean, extremely durable (when installed properly) and are available in unlimited styles.
  2. Porcelain Tiles – Like ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are also made from clay. However, porcelain tiles are pressed instead of fired, which makes them more durable and water resistant than ceramic tiles. They are affordable and come in countless varieties of designs.
  3. Stone Tiles – Because of their rustic and classic look, stone tiles have become the latest style trend in flooring. Similar to ceramic and porcelain tiles, stone tiles are hard-wearing and can be installed in outside spaces as well. They can, however, cost much more than ceramic or porcelain tiles.

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  4. Glass Tiles – To add to your flooring’s style, you can add glass tiles. Glass tiles create a unique look, but are more fragile than ceramic, porcelain or stone tiles. So, while you can have a whole floor of bathroom tiles, it’s recommended to stick with the first 3 types of tiles above if you want your bathroom flooring to last through years of wear and tear.
  5. Vinyl Tiles – If you have children, vinyl tiles are a great option. They are water resistant, capable of handling big spills. Look for anti-slip vinyl tiles, which help prevent the floor from being too slick when wet.

Need more ideas for your bathroom makeover? Call one of our consultants at (626) 572-2866 or visit our design center located in San Gabriel, California. Our design experts will be happy to help you build the bathroom of your dreams.

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