Kitchen Personality Comes Alive with Tile Explains Champion Tile and Marble

Contrasting colors are one of the hottest trends for 2011 when it comes to doing something unique in the kitchen with tile flooring.

“To make any kind of change in your kitchen, to the floor, the backsplash or the counters, one of the first things you need to take into consideration is what the final product should look like. In other words, you need to have a design in mind before you start. Calling a Tampa flooring contractor and telling him to just do something nice in the kitchen really won’t work all that well,” said Dean Dupre, who runs Champion Tile, a Clearwater Flooring, Tampa Flooring, and tile installation company.

It is not that the flooring contractor does not have a wealth of ideas to run by any enquiring homeowner, it is just that it makes more sense for the owner to have something in mind first to discuss. If the kitchen is the room that needs to be revamped and updated, it is usually a good idea to start researching what the current trends are in kitchen makeovers. “Contrasting colors are taking off right now, particularly in the kitchen, as the various textures and colors really make a dramatic statement and change the atmosphere of the heart of the house,” Dupre said.

The kitchen is often a good place to start updating, simply because most kitchens adapt well to having several patterns and designs in the same room. While that may sound eclectic, it is often very visually appealing and blends into a look that freshens up the whole room. A little imagination goes a long way when it comes to redoing kitchen. “Think mix and match tiles, different shades of the same color, contrasting colors and a unique design that acts as the focal point for the room. Kitchen with lively tiles that light up the room have a personality all of their own,” Dupre said.

Most homeowners will want to not only do the floors, but also want to include the counter and throw in a backsplash. The counter and backsplash may act to draw the eye to various points in the kitchen to enjoy the various delightful accents in the room. “This isn’t to say you would want a wild child flowered or patterned design or something that was louder than the family dog, but having a focal point or two in the room is an appealing diversion and makes a subtle statement,” Dupre said.

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