Pros and Cons of Travertine Tiles

Tiles come in an endless number of colors, patterns, styles and materials. Choosing the right tiles for your kitchen can seem like a daunting task, but it can be easy if you consider the area you plan to tile and its uses. By choosing tiles that are practical, while trusting with your own sense of style, you can have a kitchen wall you’ll admire and your neighbors will envy for years to come.


Decide which area of your kitchen’s walls brick backsplash kitchen you would like to tile. If you are putting tiles on the backsplash of the sink and stove area, it could influence your choices. On the backsplash, the best tiles to choose have smooth surfaces that wipe clean easily. These areas develop a buildup of grease and splatter from normal day-to-day use of your kitchen. A tile with a bumpy surface, like traditional brick, would be extremely difficult to clean, whereas coated ceramic tile is easy to scrub and wipe. If you are tiling other walls in the kitchen, such as seating areas, those surfaces will not take as much of a beating as areas where you cook and clean, so the type of tile surface isn’t as much of a concern.


Choose a color that you can live with not just now, but well into the future. You don’t want to choose bright pink tiles unless you are sure you will love this hue not just in your current black-and-pink kitchen, but in your future kitchen. Tiling takes a good deal of time and money, so you want to invest in tile that will last. Unless you plan on remodeling your kitchen every decade or so, steer away from trendy tiles, and stick with classic patterns and colors.