Author Archives: Stephanie Dean-Perry

What’s Cooking For The Holidays?

The holidays are a time for gathering and the favorite space is the kitchen. Are you on the verge of cooking up a fresh kitchen design? If you are planning a new kitchen, let Tile For Less be your first stop. Practical yet beautiful finish materials are major considerations for a kitchen remodel or new construction. While our specialty is tile, we can help you design and create the overall vision for the whole kitchen. Once you’ve determined the personality of the room, we can help you find just the right tile to get your check list checked off. For instance, focus on flooring. Do you want to go with clean, crisp white cabinets? Maybe a wood look floor tile would be just the right compliment to warm up and contrast with the cabinets. Wood look is a perfect solution in a space where water is a consideration. It is also an ideal option in a high traffic area where daily use can take its toll. Your wood look tiles will never scratch, stain or warp. They will look exactly the same, ten years from installation, as they did the very first day you set foot on them. In addition to the floor, do you want to make a splash with your back splash? Tile is practical, resilient, stain resistant and easy to clean. It is a perfect material to meet the work load but it is also the perfect opportunity to give your kitchen a pop. Consider doing a feature wall of tile behind your range. The cook doesn’t want to be isolated from the action, so make the range and back splash a focal point in the room with just the right ventilation hood, an interesting tile concept and open shelving for creative display or a more spacious and airy feel.

Hex is Hot

We had the opportunity to visit several homes in the 2015 Salt Lake Parade of homes. Of course we were fixated on what they were doing for their tile solutions! Wood plank tile was definitely a strong presence in this Parade. The ever popular and again trendy subway tile, in all formats, was also a popular choice.  Beautiful mosaics of all shapes and sizes were used to give rooms personality and splashes of color. The one we were excited to see was the larger format hexagon. Smaller, traditional 1×1 hexagons made their way into this year’s show as they have become increasingly popular again. But we were impressed to see the larger hexagon tiles making a splash too.