Durable and attractive stone, ceramic, and porcelain tile are most often found in bathrooms, mudrooms, and kitchens. However, each material is appropriate for bedrooms, family rooms, and other frequently used spaces in the home. Earl Smith Flooring is a tile store that brings the latest tile styles to Smyrna, Georgia.

1. Ceramic planks and tile

Ceramic tile is a versatile material that performs as well as it looks. Many homeowners choose a stone or ceramic look floor tile. Particularly trendy wood-look plank tile expands room design opportunities in bathrooms and other moisture-prone areas. Stone look tiles are usually rectangular but smaller than planks in size.

2. Creativity

Creativity is the key to fashionable decor, regardless of choosing ceramic or stone tile. Place wood-look tile in a herringbone pattern or mix solid-colored squares with colorful mosaic tiles. Use light tile in color to make a room seem more expansive, or opt for darker tiles to create a dramatic high-end look. Design possibilities are endless.

3. Outdoor elements

Rather than creating a sharp contrast between indoor and outdoor spaces, many homeowners use stone tile as a 'bridge' between the two areas. Hence, stones like slate and travertine are often laid in kitchens or mudrooms. In addition, if there is a stairway next to either space, stone-look ceramic floor tile can be used in both areas to create a cohesive look.

4. Simple decor

In a quest to simplify the typically hurried modern lifestyle, many homeowners opt for uncluttered home spaces and spartan in design. Large-format tiles, whether stone or ceramic, enhance this upscale but straightforward look. Smaller square or rectangular tiles, perhaps laid in an offset rather than a grid pattern, can be highlighted with colored grout.

Earl Smith Flooring has been serving the Metro-Atlanta area in Georgia for over 70 years with Marietta, Norcross, Alpharetta, Vinings, and Dallas located in our service area. Our tile shop offers services like flooring repairs and installation. To begin your tile floor upgrade, give us a call or stop by our showroom in Smyrna.