Using split face tiles and ledger stones as featured or accent walls on fireplace surrounds, swimming pool waterfalls, and spas adds texture and dimension to the project.
If you want an eye-catching wall, you should explore split-face ledger stones and tiles. The unique cut of the split face gives you a three-dimensional appearance without creating any obstacles in terms of daily movement. Using split-face tiles and ledger stones, you can create an accent wall without much fuss or extra work.
Natural stone might work for you if you prefer an earthier look or more organic materials but still want a three-dimensional appearance. Natural stone tiles may include glass and other naturally occurring materials.
You will find a variety of colors and patterns available in natural stone., including ledger stones. Colors may include blues, whites, browns, and mosaic combinations. Blend tiles have colors that naturally move into each other.
You`ll notice the different cut styles when looking at natural stone tiles. Small squares, brick-style, and rectangles are typical. As you design your feature wall, imagine the further cuts where you want the stone to go. The cut pattern should flatter the surrounding decorations and installations. Avoid cut styles that will clash with other items in the install area.
Always follow the installation and care instructions for the type of tile or stone you buy. For example, if you use the wrong cleaning liquids or methods on glass tile, you can permanently scratch the glass or disfigure the surface.
Glass Mosaic Tiles
Glass mosaic tiles feature different hues of glass tile on a mesh-mounted or otherwise supported back. Three-dimensional mosaic tiles often come in a cascade of coordinating colors, such as darks and lights, or various shades of the same color, such as brown, tan, and medium brown mix.
Glass mosaic tiles may also feature a distinct alternating or otherwise coordinating shape pattern for a unique look.
If you`re using split-face mosaic tiles to create a featured wall, pick a pattern and color scheme that complements your room`s look or fits into your overall design plans. Use care when installing glass tiles to prevent chips and breaks. Glass tile is durable once in place, but the stones are vulnerable without proper mounting.
Aluminum Tiles Aluminum tiles offer durability and a sleek, finished look to your room. These tiles are a recent addition to the United States market but are finding popularity as an alternative to traditional stainless steel backsplashes.
The physical properties of aluminum make it easy to create a three-dimensional look. The three-dimensional tiles come in different colors and a mosaic style. Aluminum tiles fit the bill if you want a clean look. You can warm the room with three-dimensional aluminum tiles as the edges soften the material`s look.
If you go with three-dimensional aluminum tiles, remember to play with the lighting in your room after installation. The naturally reflective properties of the tile`s surface can add flair to your room`s look with proper illumination.