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Tiling a Kitchen Island? Yes, You Can and Yes You Should

Tiling a Kitchen Island? Yes, You Can and Yes You Should

In this day and age, as homes get smaller and kitchen space more scarce, a kitchen island is nearly a must-have. As more and more kitchen islands are installed, homeowners are getting more and more creative with the way they decorate them. At Mission Tile West, we’ve been particularly interested in seeing kitchen design embrace tile for decorating kitchen islands.

If you’re in need of tile for any reason, whether it’s to tile your kitchen island or for your entry room floors, we have you covered. With hundreds of options, experienced designers to assist you, and some truly unique choices, you’ll love working with us. Contact us at 626-799-4595 with questions or stop by our location to see our handiwork for yourself.

Get inspired by professional kitchens and install rectangular tile

If you want to see what looks sharp and is functional, it’s always wise to consider a professional kitchen. You’ll see lots of rectangular tiles in commercial kitchens. Not only do they look great but they are great at framing what’s going on while also acting as a divider from one area to another.

Create a contrast between your kitchen cabinets

It’s common for a homeowner to want to choose tile that complements their cabinets. However, we suggest you do just the opposite: Choose an unexpected contrast. For example, if you have sleek wood cabinets, consider something like a deep jewel-toned tile. This will make the island the star of the kitchen and will give you some truly unique contrast.

Patterned tiles work great on kitchen island

Your first instinct may be to assume that patterned tiles are too busy for a kitchen island but we beg to differ. Using patterns with clean lines works great with the clean lines of your kitchen. If you want to ensure continuity throughout your kitchen, we recommend using the same tile that you use for your island for your backsplash as well.

Hand-painted tile is perfect for a kitchen

Choosing hand-painted tile gives your kitchen a distinctive artisanal look. You can choose a wide range of colors, designs, styles and sizes, so you’re sure to find something that works great for your unique needs. You could choose island tiles that boldly contrast with the barstools or backsplash, or ones that work seamlessly together.

Take your kitchen island outside

If you have an outdoor kitchen, there’s no better way to protect it than with kitchen tile. It’s waterproof, easy to clean, and easy to maintain. Another great thing about this option for an outdoor area is that if your tile does become damaged, you can simply replace the damaged tile. If you had a marble counter you’d have to replace the entire counter.

These are just some ideas for using tile within your kitchen. At Mission Tile West we offer tons of options, lots of design inspiration, and an experienced staff who can help you from start to finish. Stop by today or call us at 626-799-4595.