Published at Friday, 18 January 2019. Kitchen Floors. By Gerda Andersen.
Since the tiles will be turned on the diagonal, you want large or complete tiles to edge the most visible entrance into the kitchen. Then make an accurate template of the pattern on graph paper, taking care to include any odd bump–outs or –ins. Allow about 15 percent overage for a diagonal pattern.
Homeowners were at first content to varnish their beadboard or other wooden walls, but as concerns with sanitation grew at the turn of the century they covered kitchen walls with glazed white tiles, usually 3" x 6" subway tiles. White tile was frequently used behind coal-burning ranges, where it made the wall easier to clean, so it was logical to extend the tile to the sink area. Painted or sculpted tiles played an important decorative role early in the 20th century, primarily around the fireplace, but weren't common in the kitchen until the late 1920s.
Tile flooring offers versatility in design. Carpet Direct KC carries many different styles of imported porcelain and ceramic tiles that achieve the look of real stone. Porcelain tile comes in a wide assortment of sizes and patterns. Stylish medallions are also available to enhance the overall design of the finished tile floor.
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