I first learned the term ‘ceramic architecture’ when the VP of Waterworks gave a presentation and I wrote this post afterwards about perfect vs. perfectly nice bathrooms.
When I searched ‘ceramic architecture’ on google, I was fascinated that absolutely nothing comes up with regard to tile layouts.
As many of you know, accent tile has a bad rap on this blog and for good reason. I have been in thousands upon thousands of homes in the past 15 years and I can probably count on two hands (maybe) how many truly beautiful bathrooms I’ve seen with well done tile installations including ‘accent tile’.
So, in case you haven’t heard the term yet, remember, you heard it here first.
Accent tile x 1000
You might disagree with me on what should be considered ‘ceramic architecture’ and which should be ‘accent tile’ but the thing to notice about the images I’m calling accent tile vs. ceramic architecture. You’re married to the colours in the accent tile FOREVER. Okay, not the black and white floral patterned backsplash but seriously, my eyes hurt just looking at it for a few seconds!
Which is fine if you’re selling your house tomorrow and you’ve just installed it. Not so good if YOU plan to live in your house FOREVER or you’re not selling for a LONG TIME.
Because I want your bathroom or kitchen to be perfect. Not just perfectly nice.