It’s easy to be intimidated by tile. After all, it’s long been an art form. Glazed bricks were used on the Tower of Babel in Mesopotamia. According to “Tile Art: A History of Decorative Ceramic Tiles” by Noel Riley, various Medieval-era remote English abbeys are filled with complicated geometric floor tiles that still stand even today. And toward the end of the 19th century, tile was used to create portraits of Abraham Lincoln.
Thankfully, the design specialists at Louisville Tile Distributors are there to help those thinking of a kitchen, bath, flooring, or backsplash redesign every step of the way.
Louisville Tile’s inventory stretches from glass and stone tile, to porcelain tile made to look like wood flooring, to actual pieces of wood taken from Colorado barns that can be used as wall decor. Meanwhile, the store’s tile color palette is just as extensive, offering a mix of more neutral beiges and whites as well as bright blues and greens.
Robin Ogden, architectural specifications manager and showroom manager, says another unique aspect of tile is its texture. Sleeker tiles can offer a more contemporary feel, while more textured tiles can contribute to a more casual, relaxed interior design.
Floor and wall tile displays allow customers to see what their tile selection may look like on a larger scale.
Customers also are welcome to make appointments with design specialists in the Louisville Tile showroom. Ogden says the company works well with local interior designers and homebuilders.
Ogden also recommends that potential clients use www.houzz.com to help them visualize the types of tiles, styles, and colors they are looking for.
“That’s a huge help,” she says. “If you have no idea what you want, (the website has) limitless ideas.”
For more information on Louisville Tile Distributors, visit www.louisville-tile.com.