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    Tips for Creating a Custom Kitchen Backsplash

    Last updated 4 days ago

    After you have chosen the wall color, floor tile, cabinets, and countertops, there’s one final aspect of your kitchen design to consider—the backsplash. Instead of choosing a generic backsplash, you can design a custom backsplash to infuse your personal style into the kitchen and give it a truly unique feel. Here are a few tips to help you create your custom kitchen backsplash.

    Choose a Color Scheme

    You have several options when it comes to the colors you choose for your backsplash. You can choose multiple colors to make your backsplash particularly unique. Alternatively, you can select a single color that complements your cabinets and countertops. If you want your backsplash to be a subtle design element, consider using one or two neutral colors—this way, the tile will always match the other elements in your kitchen.

    Create a Focal Point

    Your new tile backsplash can be the perfect focal point for your kitchen. Designing a custom tile mosaic will add color and interest to your kitchen design. If you are concerned about the costs of the backsplash, consider using more interesting tiles, such as custom ceramic or glass options, simply as accents. This can be especially useful if your backsplash will go around your entire kitchen.

    Consider Different Alignments

    When designing your backsplash, you’re not limited to simply having your tiles all in a row. Instead, consider a variety of alignment options to add interest to your backsplash. Offsetting the rows of tile or setting square tile with a diagonal alignment are both beautiful options.

    When you’re ready to get started on your kitchen backsplash, visit Tile Fantastic in San Jose. We offer ceramic, porcelain, metal, glass, and natural stone tiles in a variety of colors and styles. Our design staff members can even help you select the right options for your kitchen. Find out more by visiting our website or calling us at (888) 864-6319.

    10 Pleasantly Unexpected Uses for Tile in Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 9 days ago

    When many people think about using tile in their home, kitchen floors and bathroom walls may be the only applications that come to mind. With a little bit of creativity, however, you can use tile in practically any room in your home—and in your backyard! Instead of just using ceramic tile for the walls surrounding your shower, think about using glass tile on the outer walls of the tub for a reflective look that will open up the room. Say goodbye to outdated wallpaper and neutral paints, and create a tile wall in your dining room for a sophisticated style boost. You can even use a glass tile mosaic for a water feature in your pool area, as glass tile is impervious to frost. Take a look at this infographic for more unique and unexpected ideas of how you can use tile throughout your home. Please share with your friends and family. 

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    Reasons to Choose Tile Fantastic

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Bay Area homeowners, contractors, home builders, and interior designers have been turning to Tile Fantastic for our great tile selection for over 35 years. We have both a showroom and warehouse located conveniently in San Jose, where we offer traditional and custom tiles.

    Whether you are looking for ceramic, natural stone, porcelain, metal, or glass tile, you can find the perfect option at Tile Fantastic. We offer a great selection of tiles from around the world, and are the exclusive distributor of Walker Zanger tile in the South Bay area. You’ll also find tile options from the Santa Fe Collection, Richards and Sterling, Porcelanosa, Oceanside Glass, and other top lines at our San Jose tile store. Our expert staff members can help you select the right tile for the job at hand, and we’ll promptly deliver the tile to your worksite.

    You can turn to Tile Fantastic whenever you need beautiful tile for your home. Would you like to learn more about the products we carry? Check out our website, visit our store in San Jose, or call us at (888) 864-6319.

    Decorating Your Kitchen with Travertine Tile Floors

    Last updated 18 days ago

    During a kitchen remodel, many homeowners are so concerned with the counters and cabinets that they fail to give the floor its due. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel in the near future, you might consider tiles made of travertine, which is a form of limestone that is often found near mineral springs. Before you break ground on your kitchen remodel, you might learn a thing or two about travertine. 

    Deciding to Install Travertine

    Though travertine is often associated with limestone, its density also makes it similar to marble. If you want the warm, soft tones of limestone with the durability of marble, travertine may be a good choice for your kitchen. Many homeowners are attracted to travertine’s natural appearance—if you’ve picked up an indoor décor magazine lately, you know that natural materials are all the rage.  

    Making it Match Your Kitchen

    Once you decide that you want to install travertine tile in your kitchen, your next challenge will be to make the travertine match your cabinets, counters, and appliances. Since travertine comes in so many different colors and patterns, this shouldn’t be too difficult. You might consider matching your kitchen backsplash with your travertine floor to create a cohesive look. You’ll find that it’s easy to create a beautiful kitchen if you use a neutral-color tile.  

    Travertine Maintenance Concerns

    If you’re something of a sloppy cook, you’ll be relieved to learn that travertine floors are very easy to clean. Travertine doesn’t require any acidic cleaners for maintenance purposes, making it an eco-friendly flooring option. To keep your tile floor in good shape, just sweep or vacuum it once a week or so. Depending on which kind of travertine you install, you may need to occasionally use a special natural stone cleaner.

    Tile Fantastic is proud to sell travertine tiles to homeowners throughout the San Jose area. If you decide that travertine isn’t your favorite, feel free to look through our other natural stone tile choices. Call (888) 864-6319 to speak with one of our friendly representatives.

    Hot Trends in Kitchen Design

    Last updated 23 days ago

    Over the past few years, the kitchen has become the center of the home. For many homeowners, the kitchen is a better entertaining area than the living room.

    In this video, several design experts discuss the latest trends in kitchens. The trend appears to be moving away from ornate, traditional designs and toward minimalist, modern designs. However, modern homeowners still like there to be a little bit of color in their kitchens. Natural light and natural materials are also very popular among modern homeowners. If you’re in the process of remodeling your kitchen, you might consider granite, slate or limestone tiles.

    To learn more about how natural stone tiles can make your home more beautiful, call Tile Fantastic at (888) 864-6319. We’ve been providing the people of San Jose with beautiful tile options for nearly 40 years. 

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