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Tile: What Rooms Should I Use It In?

Tile: What Rooms Should I use it in? Tile: What Rooms Should I use it in?
Tile is one of the most popular and practical flooring options that homeowners can use in their houses. Tile flooring is sturdy, long lasting, comes in a wide variety of styles and colors, it can fit any price point, and it plays a huge role in keeping your home cool during the summer.

Tile can resist scuffs and scratching better than hardwood floors and it hides dirt and stains and is easier to clean than carpet. So with a product that offers so many benefits, why not use it throughout your entire home?

Many people have mixed feelings about using tile in certain areas of their homes. Some may argue that tile can make a room feel cold and uninviting, and can deter homeowners from using it in rooms such as a bedroom or living room.

If you are thinking of incorporating tile into your home or expanding the use of tile into more rooms of your home, we are here to provide a helpful guide that names some of the best places to use tile in your home.

In addition to choosing the rooms tile works best in, we will also offer some suggestions for what types of tile work best in certain spaces.

The best places to use tile in your home include:

• Kitchen
• Bathroom
• Living room/family room
• Bedroom

Imperial Wholesale has a huge selection when it comes to tile, so after you decide what rooms you want to use this flooring in, take a look at our website to decide what color, style and type of tile you want to use.


Kitchens are probably the most obvious areas you would want to use tile in. Many homes have some sort of ceramic or Spanish tile in their kitchen and love the benefits it provides. For an area that has so much traffic and activity constantly going on, a flooring that is both sturdy and easy to clean is a must.

The options for the type of tile you can use in your kitchen are endless. Virtually any color, style and material will work perfectly, so pick whichever fits best with your style! Our personal preferences for kitchen tile would be something that is smooth, flat and has large tile squares rather than small ones.

The surface of your kitchen should be even and smooth. If you have ever been to someone’s house who has rough and uneven tile, it is easy to notice that it can quickly cause pain for your bare feet after you have been in the kitchen on your feet for a few hours.

Another factor to consider when choosing tile for your kitchen is picking a dark color. Regardless of how clean you are, kitchens get dirty very easily. In addition to cooking, if you have pets, children, or you entertain a lot, kitchens are a hub for dirt, crumbs and spills. The darker the tile you choose, the less obvious the dirt and spills will be.


Bathrooms are another obvious area that many homeowners choose to use tile in. Like Kitchens, bathrooms are high traffic areas that have water dripped everywhere, toothpaste stains, and make up smeared throughout. Even though you go to the bathroom to get clean, this space usually becomes dirty in the process.

Since bathrooms are usually small spaces, it doesn’t take long for hair and dust to collect, so choosing a tiling option that hides stains is a high priority for this space.

Your options for choosing tile for bathrooms are equally as endless as kitchens. Any style or color of tile will work and you can choose the type that best fits your style.

Some people prefer their bathrooms to look sleek and pristine, so if you want to go that route, marble and granite flooring would be a perfect options for you. However, if you like a more laid back look, a ceramic tile will do just the trick!

Living Room/Family Room

This area of the home does not see tile used nearly as frequently as bathrooms or kitchens. Most people want this part of their house to feel cozy and comfortable, and most people believe that tile does not give off that vibe.

There are definitely certain tiles that can make a home feel cold and uninviting. Light colored tiles generally give off a cooler feeling and using a high end material for your tile might also make guests in your home feel a little more uptight.

However, there are plenty of ways to make tile feel warmer. By choosing a tile color that is darker and warmer in color, you can instantly transform the feel of your living room and make it feel cozier. Also, choosing small, rectangular tile patterns rather than large square tiles, can make a space feel more inviting as well.

Utilizing tile in your living room or family room is absolutely doable, and in doing so you will be able to take advantage of the benefits it offers like cooling down your home and showing less scuffs than mother flooring types.


Bedrooms and generally unchartered territory for tiling. As mentioned earlier, tile is perceived to be a cold and uninviting floor and no one wants to feel that way in their bedroom.

We are here to tell you that it is possible to have tiling in your bedroom and still make it feel cozy and inviting. The best tiling option for bedrooms would be wood tile. This recent flooring trend has really taken off in recent months and is becoming a popular choice for homeowners.

This tile looks exactly like hardwood, but comes with all the benefits of tile. This product is truly the best of both worlds and can make any room look fabulous.

So before the summer heat wave hits, do some research to see which rooms in your home might benefit the most from the addition of tile. Along with having some of the biggest selection of tile in Phoenix, Imperial offers great prices that can work with your budget. Give us a call and find out how we can help you implement this flooring benefit in your home today!