Tile is a great way to winterize your home during the colder months. It is an easy and relatively inexpensive solution that will help you reduce heating costs in your home, while also improving the look of your property. In this blog post we will discuss 7 different ways to winterize with tile, including: installing radiant heat under flooring, insulating walls and doors with tile, winter proofing your patio, and more! Read on to find out the best ways that tile can help your home during the colder months.
Warm Up Your Toes With Heated Tile Floors
Tile can be used in a number of different ways to winterize your home. One of the most popular methods is to install radiant heat under the flooring. Heated tiles are the perfect solution to keeping your home and loved ones warm while giving your thermostat a break! Because heat rises, it is very common for the floor to be colder than other areas of a home. Radiant heating installed underneath tiled floors will help keep you warm and comfortable without having to turn up your furnace. We can’t think of a better way to keep your feet (and home!) warm and toasty while it’s snowing outside. We recommend ceramic floor tiles because they heat quickly and efficiently and are easy to keep clean.
One of our favorite tiles for heated flooring is our beautiful Sospiro Smoke Ceramic tile. This stunning large format tile is perfect for elevating the look of your home while warming up your space when paired with radiant heating. We love the modern look of this tile and versatility of texture in each piece. If you prefer a wood look floor, we recommend our Kasai Notte Rectified Porcelain tile. This gorgeous tile is inspired by traditional Japanese art and is sure to add a rich, exotic look to your floor. Large format tiles are a great way to make smaller spaces appear larger and more open making this tile the perfect choice for any space in your home.
Tile Club’s Sospiro Smoke Ceramic tile is a great way to add both class and technology in your home. It can be used as an excellent radiant heat flooring option, making it perfect for any modern space!
Insulate Your Home With Ceramic And Porcelain Tile
If you're looking for a way to add some extra insulation to your home, consider installing tile on the exterior of your house. Tile is a great choice because it is durable and can withstand the cold weather. This can really save you money over the colder months because it will help keep your home warmer. Weather stripping can only do so much, but porcelain or stone tile that is sealed from the outside in is more effective when it comes to preventing leaks and cold air from coming in (or warm air escaping out!). Tile surrounding doors, windows, or installed in entryways are some chic ways to achieve this.
Check out our collection of porcelain tiles and get inspired to bring some fun and natural texture into your space. This tile has been polished with an antique finish that creates the illusion of old wood, giving any room charm!
We recommend our Spiga Olson Gris Wood Look Chevron Porcelain tile for your indoor or outdoor winter projects. This beautiful tile will add the perfect touch while keeping your home safe from the elements during the winter season. It’s versatile enough to add as a beautiful walkway leading up to your front door, or even as an outdoor patio floor! If you're looking to create a Victorian inspired entryway while protecting your home from the cold, you'll want to check out our Grey And White Mix Diamond Recycled Glass Mosaic tile. This beautiful tile adds a touch of Art Deco with it’s beautiful grey and white colorway as well as it’s eclectic pattern. This decorative tile would be a gorgeous addition to any doorway or windows. Be sure to take a look and dream up how you would use this eye-catching tile in your home.
Our Esagona Intarcio Silver tile is a gorgeous way to add the look of reclaimed wood without worrying about wear or damage. This tile has a honed porcelain surface that provides long-lasting protection for your flooring needs!
Add Cozy Vibes To Small Spaces
Let's talk about small spaces! If you're looking to winterize smaller spaces within your home this season, consider adding heated bathroom floor tiles. This will create a warm and comfortable space for you to relax in after a long day, and make your overall bathing experience extra lavish. While marble tile flooring is a stunning way to elevate your space, this winter consider installing ceramic or porcelain tile in your bathroom as it tends to heat faster compared to marble.
Two of our favorite bathroom tiles for a cozier, spa inspired bathroom experience are our Esagona Intarcio Silver Wood Look Porcelain tile (great for floors!) and our La Riviera Blanc Ceramic Subway tile which is gorgeous as a vanity backsplash. Another great way to add a touch of warm and cozy to your bathroom this winter is by installing a heated towel rack. Between warming up your feet on a nice, warm tile floor and wrapping up in a luxuriously heated towel, you'll be set this winter for sure!
The perfect balance of beauty and function, this large-format porcelain tile takes its cues from traditional Japanese art and is sure to impress your guests!
If you’re married to the idea of a gorgeous marble bathroom, we recommend our Plaza Wooden Beige marble mosaic tile. This beautiful natural, wood look tile is perfect for a rustic, farmhouse look creating an organic aesthetic to any home environment. Heating a small floor area with marble tiles and radiant heat is a sure way to create a spa-like experience and who doesn’t want that?!
The alligator skin pattern of this tile is so detailed that it’s impossible to decide where the design ends and nature takes over. The etched surface makes for an interesting combination with natural stone, giving you a unique option for any home renovation project!
Bring On The Heat With A New Fireplace Surround
If you have a fireplace, consider updating (and insulating!) by installing tile to create a beautiful fireplace surround. Not only will this add extra insulation to your home, but it will also add some style and personality. We’re all about eye-catching additions to your home, and there are a number of tiles that would work well as fireplace surrounds! We recommend using our Mallorca Black Ceramic Subway tile to add interest and elegance to your next fireplace project. This versatile and stylish subway tile is perfect for your winter projects because it can be used in its traditional form or angled to create an interesting herringbone pattern.
With its sleek, sophisticated appeal this show stopping glossy black ceramic subway tile will be sure to turn any room into a luxurious retreat. Featured on HGTV’s Rock The Block, we’ll leave it to Tiffany Brooks and David Bromstad to vouch for this stunner!
If you're looking to add some extra texture and personality this winter, check out our Grey Limestone Gator Etched Subway tile. Heated rooms, such as hearths and floors, are often made out of limestone which is ideal for dispersing heat efficiently. This season, we adore the scaly texture this on trend tile will provide to your home.
Update Your Mudroom With Durable Tiles
If your home gets a lot of foot traffic or visitors, you'll most certainly need a durable surface in the entryway or mudroom that can endure frequent use. Porcelain tile is an excellent choice because it’s both beautiful and durable—it's also available in many different designs, sizes and colors which means the possibilities are endless!
Our Ionic Steel 12.5’x225” porcelain tile is a contender when it comes to winterizing your patio! Slip resistant and frost-proof, you won’t want to miss this beauty!
Porcelain tiles are among the most durable and long-lasting of all tile materials, plus they are absolutely gorgeous additions to any space. They are also considerably more resistant to wear and tear than ceramic tiles, making them ideal for high-traffic areas. In addition, their impervious nature means that they are not as likely to be damaged by moisture or spills. So if your mudroom tends to get wet and muddy in the winter, porcelain tile is a great option for you! We highly recommend our Kasai Fumo Rectified porcelain tiles for an instant upgrade to your mudroom or entryway. They beautifully crafted wood look tiles perfectly recreates the natural texture and color to bring a comforting feel to your home the moment guests arrive.
Warm Up Your Kitchen With A Backsplash Upgrade
Not only do tile backsplashes protect your walls from damage caused by moisture and water, but they also assist with retaining heat which is a must during the winter season. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your kitchen with ceramic or porcelain backsplash tile! We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home, so we recommend our lavish, yet sophisticated Kasai Carta Kintsu Porcelain tile.
A combination of white wood look porcelain tile combined with golden abstract decor brings a sense of sophistication, elegance and refreshment to any area. It's perfect if you want to add an elegant accent to a minimalist all-white design!
This tile is a perfect blend of both rustic and modern styles, making it the perfect addition to any home. For a more traditional kitchen design, take a look at our Skinny Chevron Calacatta Gold mosaic tile. This marble tile has a luxurious cream white background dotted with deep grey and gold veining, making it a genuine luxury. Chevron tile, which was once almost exclusively used in bathrooms, is enjoying a significant resurgence in all elements of house décor and interior design making it the perfect choice for your kitchen backsplash this winter.
Protect Your Patio With Frost-resistant Tile
When the cold weather hits, you should always make sure your tile patio is ready for the winter. It's a good idea to put it through some basic maintenance before things start to freeze outside. Washing tile patios helps prevent any damage that may happen over time by removing dirt, grime and debris that can cause stains or other issues in tile areas. You might also consider applying a frost resistant sealant to prevent water and ice damage.
If you're looking to give your patio a complete makeover, we recommend installing porcelain tiles because they are frost resistant. Porcelain tile is nearly impenetrable and provides a surface that can withstand any weather. Because they do not absorb water, they will not fracture due to the cold.
They also do not require a sealant for protection from the elements. Porcelain tiles are a great option for places where the winter temperatures drop below freezing.
Our Brick Brooklyn Gris Porcelain tiles are a gorgeous way to elevate your outdoor space!We hope you enjoyed learning more about how to winterize your home with tile this winter. By implementing these ideas, you can reduce energy costs and help keep the heat in where it's needed most while also improving the look of your property! Did any of these ideas inspire you? Let us know by commenting below! We hope our list has helped provide some inspiration as well as tips about what it takes to make homes winter-ready during the colder months! Don't forget to sign up now for exclusive offers and savings on tiles.