Tiling considerations for contemporary kitchens

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Whether you are installing a new contemporary kitchen, or breathing new life into your existing kitchen with new tiles, you will need to make sure that the tiles you choose, match with the style and theme of your kitchen. While some tiles and tiling patterns can suit a country kitchen, or a traditional kitchen, these same tiles can look out of place in a contemporary kitchen. So what are the important tiling considerations for contemporary kitchens? And how can you be sure to achieve the right results?

What are the important tiling considerations for contemporary kitchens?

When tiling your contemporary kitchen, you will need to consider:

  • The colour of the tiles- You should choose tiles that will complement your kitchen cabinets in order to create a well balanced, visually appealing room. However, you can still make some bold tile choices by using a contrasting colour to create a feature wall. Or even patterned tiles to add some visual depth to your kitchen. Neutral colours can help you create a blank canvas, so that your cabinets become the feature.
  • The finish of the tiles (gloss or matt)-  Gloss tiles can work well with the glossy kitchen cabinets, creating an ultra modern look in your kitchen. But matt tiles can also work well, providing a more subtle background with contrasting effects. Why not go for gloss wall tiles with matt floor tiles for the perfect combination?
  • Tiling patterns and layouts- Some tiling layouts can be very effective in contemporary kitchens, while others are more suited to a traditional kitchen. Choose a modern, upbeat layout, like a grid layout with contrasting grout, or even use geometric tiles to add style and character. Honeycombe tiling for example can be very effective.

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