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If you’ve narrowed your living room flooring to tile, that’s a big step in the living room decor process, but now you have to choose a tile.  There are many types of flooring tiles to choose from, and within each type are there many patterns, colors and shapes.

Tile (ceramic, porcelain and terra-cotta) makes up the flooring in 6.76% of living rooms.  As you’ll see in our extensive gallery below, many living rooms with tile flooring also have an area rug.

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The formal living space boasts contemporary and comfortable furniture and glass walls.

The formal living room offers stylish furniture and wall decor along with a fireplace and floor rug.Trulia

The formal living room boasts a grand baby piano with stylish sofa set and fireplace. The ceiling features an elegant coffered style while glass doors lead to outdoor space.Trulia

The living space features an elegant sofa set lighted by a chandelier and a fireplace keeping the temperature warm. There's also a way into the balcony patio.

Another living space offering a comfortable seat with a fireplace and a stylish rug.Trulia

The formal living space offers a nice set of seating on top of an elegant rug along with a fireplace and access to outdoor amenities.Trulia

The home's wide living space offers a billards pool for entertainment, sofa set for relaxing and dining table for dinner.Trulia

The living room is surrounded by glass walls overlooking the outdoor landscape. Modern sofa set looks perfect with the floor rug.Trulia

Another look of the living space showing the multiple shelving and fireplace.Trulia

Living room with modern sofa set and rug in front of a fireplace along with white walls and glass windows. Photo credit: Steve MontpetitAtelier BOOM-TOWN

Another living space offers open way to patio in balcony, offering stunning view of the landscape and Phoenix lake.Trulia

Another living space offers 4-seater round table for coffee or reading books. Floor lamps and pendant light brightens the area.Trulia

The living room offers a long white sofa on a rug. Fireplace provides warm temperature while a beautiful white piano adds style and entertainment.Trulia

The formal living room boasts a 2-storey ceiling with a fireplace lighted by a grand chandelier.Trulia

The living space boasts a stylish rug and foam seating. Fireplace keeps the area warm.Trulia

Another look of the living room focusing on the stylish rug, table and chairs. The garden can be overlook inside the room.Trulia

The white walls and furniture set lightens the living space. Elegant chandelier hangs on the ceiling while french doors lets sunlight through.Trulia

Another look at the living room showcasing the perfect blend of the sofa set and hardwood ceiling.Fabelta, Fenestration systems

The sofa set blends perfectly with the hardwood ceiling while recessed lights brightens the living room.Fabelta, Fenestration systems

The living room also features a seating lounge near the tall glass windows great for viewing the beautiful outside landscape.Fabelta, Fenestration systems

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Should you get tile for your living room?

Personally, I prefer hardwood, but in warm climates tile is definitely a great option because it helps keep the home cooler.  That’s why you see many tropical homes have tile throughout.

Another big benefit of tile is the amazing designs, colors, shapes and patterns you can choose from.  You can create an intricately designed floor with tile or stay super simple with a single color.

As for it being cold, that’s easily overcome by adding a large area rug on top (which is a common feature).

Tile is also durable (much more so than carpet), more scratch resistant than hardwood, stain resistant (for the most part) and easy to clean.

A big downside is it’s very hard.  We have hardwood flooring and that’s hard for kids to play on, but tile is even harder.  Again, an area rug can help.

At the end of the day, it’s a personal choice.  The right tile can create a spectacular looking living room.  Just look at the example in the image at the top of this post… I don’t think you could imagine another floor option for that gorgeous modern living room.  Moreover, it’s a very simple design almost looking like wood, but has the square staggered pattern which creates a great visual effect in the space.