creating a kid-friendly basement play space

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creating a kid-friendly basement play space

I wanted to finish my basement in a way that was bright, fun, and easy to keep clean. My plans were to create a space that the kids could do whatever they want in and not cause any permanent damage. I have done all that I can to protect the walls, but was still left with the difficult choice of what to use to cover the concrete floors. Did I want carpeting that would be more comfortable for them to sit on or did I want hardwood floors that would be easier to clean? I went back and forth for a few weeks and finally talked with a flooring professional. So, what did we do? My blog will tell you!


Ceramic Tile Trends To Look For In 2020

New tile flooring or backsplash is a great way for you to spruce up just about any space without you having to gut the whole thing. Ceramic tile in particular is really popular right now and comes in a bunch of different patterns and designs. To help you narrow down your options and to choose a type of ceramic tile that you are excited about, here are a few trends that are really big in 2020. 

Weathered Ceramic Tile Backsplash

While traditional subway tiles were really popular a few years ago for backsplashes, things have changed a little bit and now more and more people are liking a weathered ceramic tile backlash in either large square tiles or in subway tiles. This sort of weathered tile look gives off a homemade tile look that can add a bit of old world character and has a shine on top that makes it look like it's hand made. 

Hand Painted Ceramic Tile

If you are looking for a statement flooring or backsplash, then consider going with a hand-painted ceramic tile. The fun thing about hand-painted ceramic tile is that you can get it in adjust about any color or design that you want. So, if you want something really modern, you can have it painted with something like black and white and really distinct lines. 

If you want something that's a bit more traditional, then you may want to choose a tile that has a floral print and is in colors like white and navy blue. When you got to look at different tiles, the showroom person can show you all of the available options so that you can land on the perfect option for you. 

Hexagon Tile

Another trend that's really popular right now in ceramic tile is tile that's a hexagon shape that almost looks like a honeycomb. Whether you prefer large or really small tiles, having a honeycomb shape can add some dimension and interest to your backsplash or flooring. If you don't want the shapes to be so prominent, then consider going with a grout that matches it a bit better so that there isn't such a stark contrast. 

One of the great things about ceramic tile, in general, is that it's really durable, easy to cut, and easy for tile layers to work with overall. If you want to learn more about ceramic tile trends, reach out to a company like Blackwell's Carpet and Floors.