Three Questions To Help You Choose The Right Countertop Tiles

Trying to decide which tiles are best for your kitchen or bathroom countertop remodeling project can be a tricky prospect. You need to know whether you should to choose utilitarian and practical, or something out of the ordinary. Before you contact JRP Design & Remodel to help you make this important decision, take a few minutes to answer these three simple questions:

1. What is the function of this countertop? By focusing on the location and function of your new countertop, you can quickly narrow down your material choices before you even get to color and design. For instance, if part of your counter-top remodeling includes a backsplash for a sink, it’s essential to have a waterproof material such as glass or ceramic tile. If on the other hand, you are using your countertop for an office surface, something porous like natural stone can be chosen.

2. How much wear and tear will this countertop get? Knowing how much use your countertop is expected to get will be paramount in your decision of what material to choose. When you shop with JRP Design & Remodel, you’ll see that most tile is rated by the Porcelain Enamel Institute for durability standards, so you can quickly assess how much abuse the tile will be able to handle. For instance, a kitchen counter-top that is used daily for food preparation, doing dishes and informal bar-side eating will need to be strong enough to withstand heavy use. On the other hand, for remodeling a guest bathroom that’s expected for only infrequent use, you can opt for a more decorative tile.

3. How much money do I want to spend? With a wide variety of prices for tile and having a professional remodeler install it, the amount of money you will spend having new countertop remodeling done can range from a few thousand dollars to much, much more. If you have a small budget, you can easily narrow down your choices right away by ruling out all the higher cost materials. You will also want to avoid styles that cost more because of increased labor costs. However, if you have a generous budget, your choices will increase significantly, and you can look at accents like intricate pattern work.

When you’re spending time and money on new countertop remodeling, it makes sense to think carefully about your final choice of which tile is best for you. By taking a few moments to answer these three important questions, your choices will narrow significantly. This will make it easier to focus on the fun part of having the professionals at JRP Design & Remodel help you choose your favorite colors in innovative and modern patterns and designs or old-world feel.

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