Footprints

Creating ceramic tiles with your children's footprints in the center is the perfect addition to your home or garden. In order to revolve this project around your child, allow them to paint the entire tile once the ceramic tile has hardened. This way your child will not feel left out...

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Installing a ceramic tile floor is never an easy task, but can be made simple by following a few simple tips and acquiring all of the right tools for the job. Below are 7 steps to help you create the perfect tile floor for your home.

1. Always lay out your...

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Any area containing ceramic tiles is generally a showcase. These beautiful pieces have a long wear life and come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and shapes. Installation must be done properly for the work to look right and continue to wear well. Tiles that are not positioned correctly...

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Be as creative or as dull as you wish.  That's the beauty of making your own ceramic tiles whether you require tiles for installation or for show.

Design

The first thing ever noticed on a ceramic tile is the design. Before choosing any one specific design, be sure to check the variety of designs offered to you for viewing online and in craft books. You can create anything from nautical stars to a variety of linear lines that creates a beautiful masterpiece. These lines can be made by anything from pasta to popsicles.

Color

Once your design has been chosen and imprinted or drawn onto the tile, it is time for you to choose your colors. If you are placing the tile within your home for decorative purposes, you may want to choose bright, vibrant colors to help catch the attention of your guests. For floor placement, you may want to chose a neutral color or match it to the main color within the room you will be placing it.

Placement

Tile's do not always have to be placed on a wall in the kitchen or on the patio outside. Some other great places to install your ceramic tile are in the garden, in your children's bedroom as a hanging wall decor piece or as a small decorative piece placed within your outdoor stone walkway. Before you decide on where you are going to place your tile you must consider the amount of tiles you are making and where your tile colors which match the best in your home.