Tile Rugs: Decorative Features for Your Floor
Clever Floor Accents Bring Color and Style to Entry, Courtyard and Bath
Looking for an interesting design idea for an upcoming tile floor project? Consider putting in a tile rug. This is not actually a rug; it just looks like one, with an outside border and an inside design. Customized to fit your space, the "rug" is installed first, and the rest of the tile is worked in around it. It's a great way to personalize your floor! Here are some examples:
This tile runner defines a path through the master bath. The body of the rug is an H-shaped mosaic and is bordered with green marble. The pattern is carried into the shower floor.
A high-contrast black-and-white rug makes a bold statement. The heavy black marble border balances the vanity, mirrors and medicine cabinets. The inside is carrara marble mosaic with black dots. Tip: The inside design should be different in material, size or pattern from the rest of the floor, so it truly looks like a rug.
Here's a contemporary multi-colored glass tile rug with a simple white border. The rest of the floor is white mosaic carried up the wall about 4 inches, like a baseboard. The dark vanity and black paint create a unit that appears to float above the floor.
Here is a large neutral colored area rug done in crema marfil herringbone mosaic with a tan and brown border. The crema marfil tub deck and counter and the tan mosaic backsplash coordinate with the rug tiles for a cohesive look.
This small tile rug is centered to the vanity and looks amazingly real. Brown and gold decorative tiles work well with the creamy marble floor and shower tile.
An intricate floral border frames a solid field of a light stone mosaic. The dark colors in the border complement the wood tones of the vanity.
A small tile rug is a welcoming feature on this entry porch. The blue border matches the front door.
In this entry area, a square rug is created with a geometric center medallion and a coordinating border. The tiles within the frame are turned on the diagonal to differentiate them from the rest of the floor. Do you have the perfect spot for a tile rug at your house?
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