Kitchen suites on the whole tend to be fully white. This has long been a popular trend across the UK. But should you use white tiles too? And if so, how can you do this effectively? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about using white tiles in the kitchen.
Important considerations for using white tiles in the kitchen
White kitchen tiling can be visually appealing, and allow the rest of your kitchen design to stand out. But what should you consider when using white kitchen tiles, to achieve the best visual results? Well, there are a number of things to take into account, including:
- Practicalities- while white tiles will reflect the light and help your kitchen feel bigger and more spacious, the tiles are also more likely to show dirt, and stain. Choosing white tiles with a high gloss finish can help to alleviate this issue, as the glossy surface is much easier to wipe clean. At the same time, white floor tiles are probably not the most practical option for the kitchen, especially as glossy floor tiles would lead to more slips, trips and falls.
- Feature tiling or background tiling- you will also need to consider whether to use the white tiles as feature tiling, or general background tiling. In many white kitchen suites, it can be effective to use a different colour as the tiling feature, but in kitchens that are black, red or blue, white tiles can be very effective for feature tiling.
- Textured tiling- if you want to create an area of subtle contrast, textured tiling can be an effective option. White tiles that have textured patterns or designs can create a 3D effect that stands out, without being overpowering.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Tiles 2 Go.