Tile for Your Living Spaces

Who says that tile is limited to only kitchens and bathrooms? At Concept II, we appreciate the nearly limitless options tile presents when it comes to enhancing the look, feel and dynamic of your home’s various living spaces. If you are looking for a stylish, durable finish for a floor or wall in your home, tile could be the answer—no matter the room.

Tile is a great option to enhance many different areas of your home including the fireplace, foyer, mudroom, laundry room, wine room, tabletop, bookshelf, wet bar, stairway, basement, garage, ceiling or outdoor patio. Each area has its own set of considerations based on use, ease of maintenance and desired aesthetic

In most cases, the options available will include a wide range of materials including porcelain, ceramic, glass, stone, metal, concrete or a mix of multiple substances. As with any tile selection, the amount of square footage and budget are important considerations that will help to get started.

Accent Walls

Accent walls are the perfect place to incorporate decorative tile that will elevate the room. When shopping for accent wall tile, consider the purpose of the space. Is it meant to add visual interest, define a space, or complement existing design elements? Opt for that tile that aligns with the overall color and design of the room, while also using it as an opportunity to take some risk and do something different. This can be a great place to add color, texture, or dimension to a space. The size and shape of the tile you select could have a dramatic impact as well. Since this space tends to be more decorative than anything, the possibilities are endless. Glass, stone, ceramic and porcelain either on their own or mixed with metal or shell are popular choices that can be used to create a beautiful statement on an accent wall.

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Laundry Rooms

Over the past few years, the design of a laundry room has become much more thoughtful. What used to be a small area to wash clothes has become a larger space for cleaning, folding, ironing and more. Given the nature of the room, spills and moisture are common. Materials like porcelain or ceramic tiles are great choices due to their resilience and ease of maintenance.

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Mudrooms often serve as a passing zone in and out of the house, and are subject to all kinds of heavy foot traffic, dirt and debris. Concrete, stone, porcelain and ceramic tile are all popular choices for this busy area. Make sure the size, style and shape you choose compliments any existing features such as benches, storage bins, or adjacent rooms such as a laundry room.

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Wine Rooms

As any wine connoisseur will tell you, the most important factor in a wine room is temperature. Because of that, you will first want to assess the climate conditions within the wine room. Choose tile that can withstand temperature and humidity fluctuations. Materials such as porcelain or natural stone are suitable for these conditions. You will also want to take into account the lighting in the room, as wine cellars are often small and dark. Choosing a lighter color tile will help to reflect light and make the space feel bigger, whereas darker tile will create a smaller, yet more intimate space.

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The fireplace often serves as a visual focal point in the room. Having a key feature such as a beautifully designed fireplace draws your eye in and ties the decor in your room together. Tile is the perfect material to make your fireplace standout as the primary design feature of the room. In addition to being beautiful, it is also very practical to use tile for this application since most tile is heat resistant (with the exception of metal). Here, the possibilities are endless so it is a great place to get creative!

Living Space Inspiration

View the gallery of beautiful living spaces to inspire your next project. Then, stop into
our showroom for free design assistance to pull together the right tile for your space.

Selecting Tile for Your Living Spaces

The possibilities of how you can use tile in your home are endless—from bold statement tile on an accent wall to elegant, timeless designs in the mudroom or foyer —the art of designing lies in selecting materials you love that come together to create your own feeling of home. When selecting tile for your living spaces, consider the practicality, design and budget for each room or area. 

At Concept II, we curate a high-quality selection of tile to fit any room and budget. Our designers are available to walk you through the various collections and help choose the right tile for your space. View our tile portfolio or stop into our showroom to see all that we have to offer.


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