How to Step Up an At-Home Bar

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Many homeowners dream of having an elegant at-home bar to entertain guests. If you are designing an at-home bar area from the ground up in a new home, or just remodeling a current bar area that is out of date, it’s time to consider the best bar tile design ideas, and how they can elevate your space. Tile from Standard Tile in just the right colors and designs will step up any at-home bar space to a whole new level of enjoyment. You’re going to love entertaining in the best bar area that’s right in your own home.

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The Type of Tile Under Kitchen Bar

When looking at the type of tile under a kitchen bar, if your bar isn’t in a separate area, it’s going to need to blend in well with the tile you have picked out for the kitchen. A specific kitchen bar is less of an area to hang out in and more of an area that’s geared towards just mixing up some drinks. If you are choosing a colorful or patterned backsplash tile in your kitchen and bar, then choose for more neutral tile for the floor.

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Bar Floor Tile Ideas

In regards to bar floor tile ideas, you’ll want to pick out something easy to clean and neutral to make the bar space seem bigger. That means picking out a tile that is at least bigger than the standard 12 x 12 inch square. Go with a 12 X 24 tile to open up the space with less grout lines, and provide a strong surface.

Porcelain tile is a very durable, non-porous material that is a great choice for a bar floor where you might be cleaning up some spills regularly. You want a tile that has a higher PEI rating. PEI Rating stands for Porcelain Enamel Institute and is determined by a measurement of abrasion resistance. Basically this measures the hardness of the surface. Choose one that is at least a PEI 3 or better.

You can also go with natural stone, like a slate, or marble. However, when any natural stone is installed a sealant must be applied to make it more stain and water-resistant. That way it will last in a bar area for many years to come without any imperfections to mark it up.

A Unique Pattern for the Backsplash of the Bar

The backsplash of the bar is another area that you can be more creative and dramatic with your tile choices. Any sharp looking mosaic, or interesting pattern is perfect for the backsplash of a bar. It is usually a small area where you can highlight something different and fun! It doesn’t receive constant water, so the possibilities are endless! Use a geometric marble mosaic with some brass or mother of pearl inlays for a pop, or a herringbone pattern could also be a lovely choice in any shade of your choice! It’s all up to you on the color choices and look you are going for!

The herringbone pattern is characterized by rectangle-sized tile in a zigzag pattern. As a unique choice, it looks hip and modern in a bar area.

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  • An at-home bar should create an inviting space.
  • Bar floor tile ideas regarding durability in porcelain or sealed natural stone.
  • Feel free to get creative with a tile backsplash for your at-home bar.

Putting together the ultimate at-home bar can enhance the entertainment value of your home. If you need design ideas for your at-home bar, give us a call or go online to schedule an appointment to see everything we have to offer in tile at Standard Tile today.