Welcome to the new launch of MDKdesigns.com. MDK Designs will be sharing a quarterly blog featuring design experiences from current projects, trendy styles, and valuable design knowledge. Our first blog entry is going to shed light on the complex world of tile.
Tile has been around for centuries and has been used both structurally and decoratively in homes and in religious contexts. Terracotta tiles are most commonly recognized as the reddish-orange shingles used on roofs. Tiny mosaic tiles of bright varying colors were used to ornately design the interiors of mosques. How about the typically unusually colored glossy ceramic tile found in your local high school bathrooms? There are endless examples of how tiles are used, but the point is that tiles can be used on any surface, come in many sizes, colors, and shapes, and are made from many different materials.
Today’s array of tile choices has developed far beyond your typical subway tile. With today’s manufacturing capabilities tile can be made of the standard materials consisting of ceramic, porcelain, stone, marble or the creative tile choices of glass, metal, cork, wood, and even leather. The color choices and designs are ever expanding and options are endless. Tile is designed with varying textures, patterns, and can be used for purposes of covering bathroom shower stalls or creating custom mosaics to decorate ceilings.