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Enhance Basic Tile with One, Easy Trick

April 24, 2018

Basic tile design has a lot of benefits: the price point, the versatility, and the increased chance of “always being in style.” These kinds of tile designs are considered to be classics and are especially useful in commercial design projects.

However, there is somewhat of a downside to basic tile design: it can be viewed as boring.

Some designers look at classic tile and can’t imagine “making it work.” They see the plain-colored patterns as dull with little hope of being amplified by other accents like appliances, furniture, or even a good paint job.

Well, we’re here — as your friendly, neighborhood surface ninjas — to debunk this theory. Because, where there’s a will, there’s always a way.

When it comes to increasing the appeal of classic tile, there’s a simple trick to remember.

When using a basic tile design, color the grout! One of the most elegant ways to do this is to choose a simple, white design, and a color for the 

Mindblown? That’s okay. We’ll give you a second. While you soak up this concept, check out some inspiration for your next commercial tile project. We pulled some of our favorites from Pinterest.

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At Trinity Surfaces, we believe in being proactive. If a design budget limits a designer to basic tile only, we see that as an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to be proactive, and to consider different ways of maximizing that budget, and in this case, incorporating colored grout into the design strategy.

Another way to achieve these stylishly awesome results is to flip-flop the color and the tile. What we mean by this is that you can choose a plain colored tile and color the grout white to achieve a similar effect! Here’s proof:

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Enhance basic tile design, with coloring the grout

So, say “adios” to boring [basic] tile designs that are blamed on budget limits. And, say “hello” to a beautiful new space, as well as a happy client! After all, who doesn’t love finding out that they didn’t go above and beyond the budget? Looking to add a little color and spice to your tile design? Contact a Trinity Surfaces ‘Surface Ninja’ in your area today!

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This post was written by Amy Rosado

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