Stainless steel is a popular finish for metallic tiles. It was commonly used in kitchens as backsplash years back. However, other shades and materials are also available such as gold, bronze copper, iron, tin, brass, and pewter. Any of these tiles can add glamour and character to any space, especially those in warmer tones like gold, bronze, and copper.
Some people avoid having metallic tile in their homes because it gives off too much industrial vibe. However, the key here is going with the right color and finish. Instead of stainless steel tiles, for example, go with metallic tiles in warmer tones that will make your kitchen and bath a dramatic, sophisticated look. If you are after a luxurious appeal, go with pewter, brass, iron, or tin.
Aside from being visually stunning, metallic tiles are also known for their durability and resistance to high temperature and moisture.
Why Use Metallic Tiles
The finish of metallic tiles adds shimmer to your home. Basic-looking spaces can look opulent with these tiles. A dull bathroom, for example, can appear like a luxurious spa with the right metallic tiles. As accents, metallic tiles give just the right amount of elegance to any room. The key is not to go overboard. Because the temperature of metallic tiles can vary depending on the surroundings, they may be problematic when used as flooring, so using them just as accents is recommended. However, if you want them to cover an entire area, that area can be your ceiling since you will not be touching it.
Metallic tiles can have various effects in a room, depending on the shade used. For an industrial appeal, stainless steel tiles are recommended. Bronze tiles are also great replacements for traditional tiles if you want your space to look fresh. For spaces with a monochromatic theme, use silver metallic tiles as accents on walls or floors and see the beauty of the room pop out. For an even lavish appeal, nothing can beat gold metallic tiles. The shade can make the most casual space look expensive, aside from making it livelier.
Another reason to go with metallic tiles is that they blend easily with different colors because they reflect their surroundings. Their reflective nature can also make small areas look more spacious.