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How to Make Wall Tiles Work

How-to-Make-Wall-Tiles-Work How to Make Wall Tiles Work
Tile flooring is a popular choice in homes across America, and in Arizona. It’s durable, easy to clean, and goes with practically any style. It can be used in just about any room in the house—and not just for flooring!

Many homeowners shy away from using wall tiles because they are uncertain of how they’ll look in a room. Wall tile is not only great for your kitchen and bathroom, but with so many different tiles to choose from, you can find the right one to match the style of any room.

Wall tiles are a more permanent design option compared with a new wall color, so it can be hard to take the plunge.

We’ve created this helpful guide to give you some ideas on where and how to make wall tiles work in five different areas of your home:
  1. Kitchen
  2. Bathroom
  3. Laundry Room
  4. Entry-way
  5. Bedroom
Read on to learn creative ways to incorporate wall tiles into your home.


There are so many different ways to incorporate wall tiles in your kitchen! The most foolproof design option is to add a backsplash to match your kitchen counters. A backsplash is a simple and cost-effective way to update the look of your entire kitchen.

All you have to do is choose a tile that will bring out the color of your counters. Small tiles made of marble or granite are the perfect option. If you want to spice up the look of your kitchen, install the tile in an eye-catching pattern, or break up the look with a showy centerpiece above the stove or sink. For more tips and ideas on how to choose a backsplash, check out

Another unique way to use wall tiles in your kitchen is to install an accent wall. Frame your fridge with a brick-like wall tile. You could also add some bright colored tile to the wall in your breakfast nook.

The kitchen is the perfect space to experiment with wall tiles, so don’t be afraid to dream big!


The bathroom is another great place to add a backsplash because it will bring out the colors in the countertop and will protect your wall from water stains.

Wall tiles in the bathroom shower and bathtub are a necessity, but a great way to break up the look is to add a tile niche. A niche is a recessed shelf that is often used for extra storage space in the shower. You can create a one-of-a-kind look by installing glass wall tiles inside of the niche. Check out Pinterest for some inspiration.

Are you ready to go big on your next bathroom renovation? A great, low-maintenance way to update your bathroom is to tile your walls from the floor to about mid-way to the ceiling.
Listello tile.

Laundry Room

Your laundry room might not be the first place you would think of putting wall tiles, but they can help make your small room look a lot bigger! A backsplash will help your laundry room look sleek, and less like somewhere where you go to throw your dirty socks.

Glass tiles are a perfect low-maintenance option for your laundry room backsplash! Most glass tiles come in the form of mesh, which makes installation much easier because you don’t have to install each tile piece by piece. Easy installation and upkeep makes them the ideal choice for the busy homeowner.

Plus, if you have leftover tiles you can use them in future DIY projects!

Another great way to make wall tiles work in your laundry room is to install a tile border on drywall. You can do this easy project all by yourself with the help of SFGate’s step-by-step guide.


Tile can help turn your entry-way from bland to grand in very little time! Many homeowners know that tile is a great flooring option for this high-traffic area. But what you may not have thought about is installing tile on the walls.

A statement wall is the perfect way to incorporate wall tiles in your entry-way, and will leave your guests in awe as they enter your home. Install brick-like tiles on the wall of your front door to create a unique, rustic look.

If you are looking for a more striking look, try using beige ceramic wall tile for the accent wall and add an inlay in the center.

Your entry-way is the first room your guests see when they walk in your home, so shouldn’t it leave them feeling wowed?


Your bedroom is probably the last place you would consider putting wall tile in, but why not? Feature walls are all the rage right now in the interior design world, and creating one in your home is a lot easier than you might think.

Forget that overused, reclaimed wood wall and think tile! Tile will give your feature wall a unique texture and add depth to the design of your bedroom. HGTV has a great video tutorial on how to install a tile accent wall.

If you want a design change—but are afraid of doing something this drastic—start small. Do a smaller tile accent wall, or incorporate wall tiles in your décor. Get crafty and use leftover tiles to create some DIY design pieces!

Looking for inspiration? Go to Remodelista for some unexpected design ideas!

Next Steps

Now that you have a few ideas in mind, start thinking about how you can use wall tiles in your home!  Imperial Wholesale has one of the largest selections of tile in Phoenix, so you can find the perfect one for your renovation. Contact us to start planning your renovation today!

Now that you have a few ideas in mind, start thinking about how you can use wall tiles in your home! Imperial Wholesale has one of the largest selections of tile in Phoenix, so you can find the perfect one for your renovation. Contact us to start planning your renovation today!