With thousands of colors, textures and sizes to choose from, tiles are a wonderful surface option for kitchens as the design possibilities are endless. From simple custom patterns to intricate and three-dimensional mosaic designs, tiles can turn kitchen backsplashes and flooring into dynamic designs with intriguing movement and eye-catching focal points. While ceramic and porcelain tiles are common options, many designers will agree that natural stone tiles such as marble tiles create a more polished look and are worth the extra money and maintenance, according to Elle Decor's
"Kitchen Tile Shopping Guide."
When it comes to choosing tiles for kitchen floors, senior vice president of design at Waterworks, Barbara Sallick, told Elle Decor
, "I personally believe that stone is best on the floor." As long as they are properly sealed, natural stone tile floors are easy to clean day-to-day while providing long-term durability against traffic and spills. But even beyond this, the aesthetic and resale value that natural stone tiles add to your home is simply unrivaled. The elegant veining and coloration of marble tiles in particular creates a stunning effect that simply cannot be achieved with any other material. More and more designers and homeowners are also loving the idea of marble tiles that show their age creating a one of a kind patina that is all their own. As senior vice president of design at Waterworks, Barbara Sallick told Elle Decor,
"If you use a light-color stone, you'll begin to see the history of your family . . . There's something really wonderful about that."
Designers and homeowners looking to add beauty and character to their own kitchen designs can shop and purchase from a wide selection of gorgeous marble tiles right here on the Marble and Granite website
. Shoppers can purchase marble tiles directly from this site, and materials can be shipped anywhere in the country.