Matching Other Surfaces
Check out the other surfaces in your home. If you’ve got wood floors in your living room, and want tile for your entry, you need to think carefully about where you’ll transition from wood to tile, and about the look of the wood itself. For example, the grain of wood forms a pattern, and one may need to think about how the tile is going to look with the grain. It can be a lot going on if you have a patterned tile floor next to wood.
Over the past 20 years more homeowners have become comfortable with using tile as an all-over flooring material for an entire house. It’s great for people who don’t like a lot of distractions, a lot of changes. It gives you something visually to take you all the way through the house.