Designing With Tile

by | May 15, 2024 | Morris Tile Design Council | 0 comments

Herringbone Brick

At Kathy Corbet Interiors, tile is a constant companion. It’s not just its renowned durability that draws us to it, although that’s certainly a plus, especially in moisture-prone areas. What truly captivates us about working with tile is the sheer breadth of design possibilities it offers.  

Ripple Green B Joint

Tile allows us to craft spaces that are not only functional but also visually appealing.  From beautiful colors that span the spectrum to an abundance of shapes and patterns, the options seem boundless.  We enjoy the creative freedom afforded by tile and are constantly exploring new layouts and experimenting with grout colors to further expand the design palette.

We’ve been transforming our clients’ homes for over 20 years and Morris Tile has been a great partner in helping us source our projects and bring our ideas to life. Join us in the Morris Tile Showroom where we will share with you what we take into consideration in the almost endless realm of designing with tile.

Ripple Edge Detail

To keep it simple we will focus on a perennial favorite: subway tile.  

And we really can’t keep it all that simple!  

First, the sizes vary:  2 x 4, 3 x 8, 2 x 10.  

Photo 5a and b

Then there is the variety of colors, textures and edge treatments.  

The pattern we choose to lay the tile in can make a big difference in the look of a room.  “Broken joint” gives a classic timeless look.  

Straight stacking is more contemporary; vertical stacks can make a room look taller and horizontal will draw eyes side to side.

We also utilize herringbone and basketweave layouts.  This link will take you to a PDF guide showing many different layouts in many different tile shapes.

After we determine the layout we move on to grout selection.  

Grout can be chosen to blend in and give the surface a solid, single color look.

It can also be selected lighter or darker to be part of the design.  This link will show you an installation with light and dark grout.

Ready to transform your space with the timeless versatility of tile? We can guide you through the options and bring your vision to life. Whether you’re planning a small update or a complete renovation, let’s collaborate to create something truly extraordinary. Contact us today and let the journey to your dream space begin!


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