A Timeless Tile Installation

Updated: Jun 28

A timeless look is something every home owner wants for their home – but when is the best time to implement your custom tile installation? There is more to it than you might think. Often times, homes can sit on the market for long periods of time because homeowners did not consider the timeless look and did not value the worth of a proper tile design and installation.


A timeless look is when your tile installation, or any other home improvement work, doesn’t go out of trend. Trends come and go, sometimes lasting a very short period of time, and then homeowners get left with outdated showers, floors, backsplashes, etc. Now don’t get us wrong, trending styles are great but only if you’re planning to sell your home immediately after the renovation, or if your planning to make that home your permanent home. If the home is renovated with a trending style and you end up living in it for another 5 years, the trend may expire and the look may not be as appealing for the next home owners.


So how do you create a timeless look? One important thing to consider is the material. Material is important to consider because tile suppliers often discontinue a design, sometimes within a 10 year span. A discontinued tile means that the tile is no longer in production, and finding an exact match may be difficult or impossible. Paying attention to when a certain tile was first manufactured, before installing in your home, may save you time and money . Premium Design LLC does recommend going with marble when it comes to long term gain. Homeowners have been using this material for many years, and it hasn’t fallen out of style to this day. Although marble isn’t cheap, you may rest assured that you won’t be tearing it out in the next 20 years.


Another thing to consider is finish edging. Edging and transition material may certainly vary depending on the tile and design you are working with, but the day of age bullnose and pencil has fallen out of style and preference. The focus is mainly on the main tile area, but bullnose and pencils take away the clean and sharp look. But this isn’t in every situation, as mentioned before, email us at premiumdesignmn@gmail.com with details on your project so that we can recommend a transition or edging option for you!


Finally, accents, designs, and borders are another factor to consider. Accents have always played a big role in giving your shower a “work of art” feel. This includes pictures or horizontal stripes along the walls of the shower and even backsplashes. Homeowners still implement these details as not everyone can settle with a strict flow of one tile design. However, if you are considering to add this exciting feature, do keep in mind that adding on something too busy can jeopardize the timeless look. Try sticking to an accent that has minimal variation within its design.


To wrap this up, we’d like to say that no matter which tile design you go with, be sure to think how it will serve you or others 10-20 years from now. To learn more about how Premium Design LLC can help you, visit our website or give us a call today!

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