Many homeowners look for ways to incorporate natural elements into their interior design scheme. Bringing the outdoors in has long been a focus in home decorating, and many homeowners go a step beyond by mirroring nature in the building materials and finishes that they select for their homes.
One of the most powerful current trends embraces the look of pebbles within various bathroom finishes, which creates a calming and soothing feel. The team at Mees Distributors, Inc. is pleased to bring you some of the choices currently available for incorporating pebbles into your next building or remodeling project.
Types of Pebble Designs
Because this trend is picking up speed, tile manufacturers offer a wide array of choices in pebbled designs. These products usually feature small stones that have been carefully chosen, polished and set by hand into a mesh backing. There are countless choices available in all different sizes, shapes and color patterns.
Some homeowners will gravitate toward tile with rounded pebbles in a range of neutral tones while others will select a tile made of monochromatic pebbles that have been ground flat for a uniform surface. No matter what one’s tastes and budget, there is a pebbled tile to suit virtually every set of needs.
Why Choose Pebbled Tile?
Many homeowners are drawn to this design trend because they love the look and feel of these all-natural tiles. Others appreciate the fact that a pebbled tile floor or wall will be unique as each tile is made up of individual stones that were created by natural processes over lengthy periods of time.
Some people choose pebbled tile because the finished floor or wall will appear seamless, blending well with a wide range of other decorative elements. Virtually everyone who selects pebbled tile does so because the finished application evokes a sense of relaxation and serenity, which is always welcome in more personal rooms of a home.
Tips for Choosing Pebbled Tiles
Some homeowners are unsure whether to select rounded or sliced stones. The primary consideration when making that decision is how the tiles will be used. For countertop surfaces, sliced tiles will offer a more uniform surface, which will help with keeping things on the counter level, and will also make it easier to clean the surface.
For backsplashes or wall applications, rounded stones are a good choice, as there is no need for a perfectly uniform surface and a greater degree of texture is desired. For floors, homeowners are divided on the issue of round versus flat. Some people love the look and feel of rounded stones under their feet, while others find the surface unpleasant to walk on. The only way to make an informed decision is to purchase multiple sample tiles of both rounded and flat pebbled tile and walk on them until a preference becomes clear.
At Mees Distributors, Inc. we are here to help you find the perfect bathroom tile for your next building or remodeling project. Visit our tile store to view samples of pebbled tile options and to speak to our highly trained staff about your needs and preferences. We are confident that you will be impressed with the range of choices that we offer, and with our team’s commitment to helping you create a spa-like look and feel with your next bathroom project.