Kitchen Backsplash & Floor Tile Ideas?

old lino floor

My house has a guest apartment, which I admit has been neglected for some time, and it's badly in need of work done on the kitchen.

As you can see in the picture on the left, it has an old lino floor designed to look like floor tiles.

It also has some kind of creamy off-white tiles for the backsplash (pictured below) which seem to have been chosen on the basis that they achieve the maximum level of clash with the floor! It's not my fault - it was the original owner who did it.

So I jumped online and started researching all the various kinds of tiles to try and work out what would be best to use without spending too much - it is after-all only a guest apartment and not the main house kitchen so I don't want to send myself broke in the process.

ugly backsplash tiles
Guest apartment ugly backsplash tiles

It was also my intention to use all the information found during my research to write a comprehensive guide to all the different kinds of tiles, various materials they're made from, where they're best suited to being used around the home etc. - the sort of thing I usually do here.

However, during my travels around the interwebs, I found this Interior Design Tile Style Guide by interior decorating company Drury Designs. They've done a better job of describing the various tile types than I'm ready to do (I'm still in the research phase) so I thought I'd share it with you.

One of the things that impressed me was that rather than simply list all the different kinds of tiles, they also provide expert designer tips on how best to use them in your home.

It also has some snazzy graphics, so do yourself a favor and take at look:

This was just a quick post to tell you about their guide, I have to get back to work on trying to solve my ugly kitchen problem.

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