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Kitchen Counter Top and Backsplash Tile

All kitchens may look good for preparing family meals in, but not all of them have that homely feeling. A little sprucing up of the kitchen counter top or backsplash tile can make a big difference in how your cooking area looks. And if you are a stay at home mum, remember this is one of your working station, so it needs to look good!

You may not realize it, but how your kitchen looks can determine how people perceive. A well organized kitchen means you are neat and meticulous, with a little artsy designs to it people will appreciate the style and chic in you. So it’s about time you had some cool kitchen counter top and backsplash tile ideas to give your home a magical look.

Kitchen Counter Top and Backsplash Tile

We begin with the backsplash, a small area behind your sink or the stove. We don’t normally put thought to it since all it does is got the slimy splashes from your cooking or washing. So many of us only see a wall protector but your backsplash can bring a difference to how your kitchen looks. Try working with stone marble tile for your stovetop to give your kitchen design an urbane look, which blends in to the ceramic feel in your walls or floors.

The Kitchen countertop is a wide area thus means will be more noticeable. Marble has always been a tradition for countertops but you can try it in a different way. How about varying the patterns and colors of your kitchen island and see how it comes out. There are different ways to lay the tiles as well creating different looks from what we ordinarily see. The internet is full of ideas to try out, so don’t install that island tile before making sure it won’t look similar to what the Joneses have next door.

Another great kitchen countertop and backsplash tile idea is giving both areas the same tile design. You can go with the same pattern and color to complement each other and give tasty highlights to your entire kitchen. On the hand, you can take your artsy level a notch higher and contrast these two areas. It is a tough one to pull so you may need an interior designer’s help to make sure the end result is good.

It is not all the time that you want to do a complete kitchen makeover. However, if you feel you can do with a little different look in your cooking area, then thing of changing small details like the kitchen countertop and backsplash.


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This world is a buzz with thousands of décor ideas for your home, but sometimes a neat polished look is all you need. What other greater way to add life to your interior than using polished Carrara tile? Besides being a naturally mined tile, it has a list of other advantages you will definitely love.

Carrara marble tile is mined straight from Italy, cut, textured and polished to give it a glossy look. There are several types of the natural marble that can be used for your décor. It all depends on what kind of interior you are aiming for to determine which is your ideal pick. Here are a few models you may find great to remodel with.

The first and most available type of Carrara marble tile is Bianco. Though its name gives a hint of being white in color, it actually is a standard tile with a light grey hue. You will also recognize it from the immaculate gray veining on its surface; which may be light or dark, cover the entire stone or bits of it. Bianco would be a lovely choice when you are aiming for relaxed or executive look in your interior.

Bianco Carrara Marble Tile, Mosaic, Marble Border and Moulding for your Bathroom Design, Kitchen Design and more


Besides grey hues on the Carrara tile, one can have the same tile in a completely white profile. Carrara marble with a white hue is referred to as Statuaries or Venation in the market. Just like Bianco, they have grey veins running on the surface, but these one would be much more visible. Such an elegant looking marble tile would be ideal for your bathroom walls because of its ultra modern look. It creates this urbane ambience that blend amazingly with your furniture or fixtures. Sometimes the grey hue may be replaced with golden veins which add a palatial touch to your home or office.

The last type of Carrara marble you may give a try is Cipollino and Arabesco. These types fall between the light grey and pure white range. Arabesco Carrara tile is named so thanks to the arabesque veining on its surface. It gives it a much more dramatic look which is perfect for creating a lively and fun ambience. It will be ideal for use on counter surfaces like your bathroom dresser or the kitchen top. Cipollino is named so because of the green and grey-white hues on its surface.

You can never go wrong with Carrara tile in accentuating your home. It may be a bit pricy to buy but the benefits are equally rewarding; especially when it brings up your home value.

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As you climb out of the shower and step onto the mat, your eye catches the light blue tile that’s been there for the last ten years. You have saved some money to renovate your bathroom, and you really want to get rid of the cold feeling you get from the light blue floor tiles and white wall tiles. You feel like you are in a hospital bathroom and decide that the atmosphere needs to exude warmth. You look at the boring white tiles which tell no story except for the steam which looks like teardrops running down the whiteness, obviously saddened by the state of affairs. Well, have you ever considered Dark Emperador tiles?

Dark Emperador marble, as the name suggests, is a dark brown colored marble with white, crossed veins. Its origins stems from Spain, mainly quarried in the towns of Yecla, Jumilla and Caudete, and are seen as Spanish natural stone. Its dark base color gets beautifully broken by the white irregular veins. It demands a high market demand throughout the world. It is specifically used in interior design with moderate use as a floor tile. It can be combined with lighter stones with amazing effects. It creates a very warm look. Ensure however, to break the darkness with light colored walls for instance. Dark Emperador floor tiles comes in various finishes where polished and honed are most common.

Dark Emperador Marble Tiles and Mosaics



Dark Emperador mosaic tiles is commonly used in conjunction with a lighter mosaic tile like Carrara to create a shape or pattern which stands out against the lighter tiles. If you want a wall to really tell a story, this tile will tell that story.  Commonly in honeycomb sheets or as individual tiles, you can get really creative here. Your local tile shop will be able to assist in your creation and creative thinking.

Dark Emperador comes in various thicknesses, from 1cm up to 3cm. Porosity is at 0.66% and density is at 2.71 gram per cubic centimeter. Water absorption is at 0.18%. It can be then deduced that this is a strong, durable tile. Also, Dark Emperador is available in various edges, including but not limited to straight and beveled.

Next time you step out of your shower, you can be greeted with a warm atmosphere where the steam stops against the wall tile and admire its beauty before going on its merry way.

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Glass and Stone Mix Basketweave Mosaics: Bringing Warmth to Your Home

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Just like the name Basketweave suggests, the tile carries a weave design on its surface. This gives it a distinct look from all other marble stone tiles in the market. For the Basketweave design to come out correct, the tile must be from the finest Carrara stone that can be found. White Carrara from Italia is preferred and it achieves a clean gloss once polished. So now you have the tile of your dream, now it’s time to transform your house and make it beautiful.

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