Tile as a flooring material is often associated with bathrooms and kitchens, and rightfully so. Tile is a wonderfully versatile and attractive material to use in areas of your home that are prone to splashes or come into contact with water. The variety of colors and textures can give your kitchen or bathroom that unique look you’re seeking, and properly installed and maintained tile can last for years with minimal wear and tear.

But take a new look at tile – modern materials offer distinctive looks that can be used anywhere in your home. Its durability is equally important in your living room, deck, or sun porch. At Floor Coverings International Columbia West, we’ve installed tile in unique ways throughout Lexington, West Columbia, and Irmo. We’re excited to share some of our favorite tile installations below.

A Different Type of Backsplash

Tile backsplash for TV

Tile and stone have been used for attractive back-splashes in kitchens across the country, but have you seen a back-splash for your TV? Neither had we, but we were excited to see where this project would take us. While we hope the waterproof properties of the tile are not tested in this application, the tile’s variety of colors are certainly on display. Elegance is achieved by using a few different colored tiles in an interesting pattern. Left over tile from a larger project? This would be a good use of those extra tiles.

Tiles for Your Deck

Decks are commonly constructed of wood, and patios of poured cement, but check out this use of porcelain tile on this deck. It’s the perfect flooring material – waterproof in case of spills or heavy rain, and a distinguished look that adds value and class to any home. Imagine relaxing on this deck, drink in hand, with cool tile beneath your feet. This look is low maintenance, too. Spills are gone with a swipe of a cloth, dirt with the sweep of a broom.

The Perfect Sunroom

A sunroom is the perfect place to enjoy a rainy afternoon or a sunny morning, safe from the elements. We love this sunroom in Lexington, SC and its use of wood-look tile. The customer loves the appearance of hardwood, but we knew that hardwoods wouldn’t be the best material for this room as the sun could damage and bleach it. Wood-look tile was the perfect solution. Our customer had the hardwood-look she desired, but with the low maintenance and durability of tile. Wood-look tile is one of our favorite products on the market right now.

Interested in exploring our tile options for your home? Contact Floor Coverings International Columbia West now to schedule your free, in-home consultation. We bring the samples to you, and are happy to answer any questions you may have about flooring types and budget. Our design consultants will be with your throughout the entire process – from exploration to installation. Call 803-661-8567 to get started.