Colourful Tile Brings Big Flavour to Canadian Kitchens

Canadian tile specialists, Saltillo Tile talk to about the benefits of adding colourful tile to the Canadian kitchen.

Since the 90s, the Canadian kitchen has become neutral territory, as far as colour is concerned.  Likely a reaction to the harvest gold, avocado, and atomic blue kitchens of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, homeowners have embraced shades of black, white, brown and gray en mass.

Thankfully, colour is making a comeback, and there’s no better way to add high impact colour to the kitchen than with flooring and backsplash tile.

To learn more about this colourful new trend in kitchens, went to Canadian tile specialists, Saltillo Tile. Saltillo Tile is known to homeowners and interior designers alike as Canada’s ultimate destination for colourful, high quality tile products and impeccable service. Here is a look at some of their more colourful offerings.

Cement Encaustic Tile

cement encaustic tile

Cement encaustic tile made a very dramatic entrance onto the interior design scene in recent years, injecting a much-needed shot of colour into kitchens (and bathrooms). While encaustic tile actually dates back to the Victorian Era, these patterned and often brightly-coloured tiles are presently enjoying a new level of popularity among North American homeowners and designers alike.

Perfectly at home on the floor and as a backsplash, these imported tiles lend an exotic feeling to a room, whether incorporated in a classic repeating pattern or as part of a whimsical, patchwork motif. Concerned about the cost of going encaustic? Try adding them to a smaller space, or as a colourful accent.

Handmade Tile

handmade tile

Give your kitchen some old-world charm along with a healthy dose of colour by incorporating handmade tiles into your backsplash.

Available in different patterns and vibrant colours, these tiles are perfect as a border or as an inset accent. This means that you won’t have to completely abandon your neutral tiles, if it’s only a hint of colour that you’re after. Saltillo Tile offers a wide selection of imported terracotta tiles, perfect for your next project.

Glass Tile

glass tile

Glass stone and glass mosaic tile have become extremely popular in recent years, finding their way into kitchens (and bathrooms). Glass provides a high-gloss detail and gorgeous colour to your kitchen’s backsplash. It is incredibly elegant whether at the top or the bottom of the pricing spectrum.

This is an excellent option if you want to add personality to your kitchen without stepping too far outside of the box.

Visit our website to view more examples of Cement Encaustic Tile, Hand-Painted Tile, and Glass Tile, as well as other types of kitchen tile.

Expert Advice and Personalized Service

The best way to select the right tile for your kitchen flooring or backsplash, is to consult with experienced tiling professionals, like the experts at Saltillo Tile.  Take some time to visit their showroom or schedule an in-home consultation. The knowledgeable staff at Saltillo Tile can help you take your kitchen from dull to delightful with high quality tile products available in a wide array of colours and styles.


It just got easier to add a little luxury to your home. Click here for your exclusive 25% off savings voucher. Or to speak with an expert at Saltillo Tile, visit one of their locations in Toronto, Ottawa, or Calgary, call head office at 416 441 2224 and mention code “Spain” for additional discounts, or visit the website at


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