When starting a tile project in Bermuda or the Caribbean, there are some practical considerations to bear in mind, such as how well the material will ship, how appropriate is it for your application, availability of coordinating trim, and accessibility of additional material should you ever need it. Global Sales has been working with our island customers for over 35 years, and our Design Team knows how to make your tile project a complete success.
Here are some useful tips to help get you started:
Incorporate Design Continuity– The best designs flow from room to room with a common aesthetic or motif. Think about the other rooms in your home and consider how one room transitions into the other. Using the same colors and tile can unify a home and achieve a cohesive feeling.
Consider a Diagonal Layout– Tile looks beautiful in neat, horizontal rows, but you can add some drama by doing the layout on a diagonal. This mostly works in large spaces and adds elegance and visual interest. The installation will cost more and there will be more waste, but the look resulting look is beautiful. We can help you weigh the pros and cons for your space.
Keep it Simple– There are so many accents, borders, patterns and choices. Think of your tile as a clean and simple backdrop to your stage. On top of the backdrop you can layer color and visual interest with elements that are easy to update – furniture, paint, window treatments, artwork. Definitely use accent pieces in your tile, but when in doubt, leave it out.
Determine a Budget– Most tile is priced at a price per square foot. Pricing ranges from $1.00 per foot to $10+ depending on what you select. Having a starting point helps us steer you in the right direction. To meet the needs of builders, etc. To determine your budget, simply measure. Which brings us to …
Measure, Measure, Measure– Break out the tape measure and verify all measurements – floor size, walls heights, backsplashes. Blueprints aren’t always 100% accurate and can change when the job actually comes to fruition. Always measure and verify.
Remember the Bathroom Fixtures– Be sure to order coordinating tissue paper holders, corner shelves and soap dishes when you order your tile. You want to have everything ready for installation when your contractor is there.
The Nitty Gritty– We’ll help you select your grout and make sure you have enough thinset and sealers to get the job done. Our goal is for you to have EVERYTHING you need to get your project complete without delays!
Timeless Style and Trendy Looks
For thousands of years tile has been used for both practical and artistic purposes. Recognized for its beauty and ability to make a statement -- be it subtle or dramatic -- tile can set the tone for your space. Here's a quick list of what people are asking for now.
An alternative to wood flooring, now you can enjoy the durability of porcelain tile and achieve the look of wood. This is especially great in the Caribbean and Bermuda where the climate can warp wood. Durable in any environment and expected to be walked upon when wet, these wood-look tiles eliminate the maintenance and worry that come with natural wood flooring.
Digital printing technology and intricate textures make wood-look tile almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
For a clean, elegant look, large format tiles look great around a pool, and visually expand indoor spaces.
With chameleon-like ease, today's HD printed porcelain tile flooring can superbly mimic the look of a number of other materials. HD, or high definition, printing is a revolutionary production method that provides far greater detail in the printed image and almost eliminates the problem of the pattern repeating from tile to tile.
Utilizing HD technology, porcelain tile can now be printed with striking colors and textures that beautifully replicate the look of many natural products such as marble, natural stone, wood, brick, and even concrete.
For a fresh, contemporary look, metal tile is perfect for back splashes; it coordinate beautifully with stainless steel appliances and is easy to keep clean.
Colors from Nature
Get some helpful tips from Global Sales for coordinating floor or wall tile with trim and accent pieces.
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