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Finding Inspiration for Your Tile Design

When it comes to designing your tile flooring installation, the sky’s the limit. The more creative and open-minded you are, the more unique and eye-catching your flooring will be. Sometimes, however, it can be a challenge coming up with fresh ideas for tile flooring. Portland, Oregon homeowners who become stuck during the planning process can find inspiration in the following places:

Browse tile flooring websites.

Magazines can be great sources of design ideas, but the web is becoming the new go-to place for remodel brainstorming. Many tile manufacturers have websites that can provide inspiration for your flooring design. For example, Emser – a premier tile flooring company – includes a wide variety of geometric pattern suggestions on its website, along with a free “pattern calculator” to assist you in the design process. Others, such as Intrepid, feature photo galleries of completed projects you can browse for ideas. (You can also check out our home design ideas and see if anything strikes you.)

Visit tile stores in Portland.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the web, stop by our Portland flooring store, where you can hold the tile in your hand and feel its texture. As one of the premier tile stores in Portland, we can help you brainstorm ideas for your tile flooring installation.

Get outside. If you really want to think outside the box and not simply mimic someone else’s design, head outdoors and spend some time exploring nature. Many tile flooring designs are inspired by patterns in nature. Keep a relaxed mind, and keep your eyes open for images that please you.

Notice tile patterns wherever you go. As you visit friends, family, retailers and other businesses, make a mental note of any tile designs that stand out. Once you have tile flooring on the brain, you’ll start seeing patterns everywhere!

When it comes to finding ideas for your tile flooring, Portland Oregon is filled with inspiration – you just have to know where to look.