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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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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

The living room's wide and clear glass window provides a great view of the outdoor landscape while relaxing on the sofa.ATELIER GÉNÉRAL architecture

The formal living room looks very elegant with tiles flooring and a stylish rug. The sofa set and table are all very stylish while the canvas wall art adds elegance to the room.Trulia

Formal modern living room with regular ceiling with beams and nice sofa set along with a rug and recessed ceiling lights.Zillow DigsTM

Modern and contemporary living room with tiles flooring and dome ceiling together with red stylish wall design and rug.Wayfair

White country living room with candle light chandelier and wall lights together with elegant glass-top table.Wayfair

Modern and contemporary white living room with built-in bookshelves and chandelier along with tiles flooring and framed map wall design.Wayfair

Traditional living room with stylish rug and sofa set together with glass window and tiles flooring.Wayfair

Modern and contemporary living room with white walls and tiles flooring.Wayfair

Another living room of the singer's property perfect for relaxing with its brown leather sofa and chairs. The gray table matches the gray rug perfectly as well.Trulia

Mid-sized formal living room with purple walls, columns and purple couches with gilded framing details.

Shabby-Chic living room with chandelier, full-length white draperies, brick accent wall and a fireplace.Photo by R. Cartwright Design - Discover living room design inspiration

Mid-sized Shabby-Chic formal living room with chandelier, wall sconces and limestone tile flooring.Photo by St. Romain Interiors - Look for living room pictures

Shabby-Chic formal living room with arched windows and double doors, a floor lamp and limestone tile flooring.Photo by St. Romain Interiors - Discover living room design inspiration

This luxurious living room has a very ornate, traditional style in bright, non-traditional colors. The photo ceiling shows a mural of the night sky during a meteor shower.CEILTRIM

Modern living room with bright custom blue sky photo ceiling with some clouds.CEILTRIM

A lovely bright-blue sky photo ceiling in an elegant, luxurious living room with button tufting, gold patterned wall paper, and a sun-shaped mirror.CEILTRIM

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky's huge living space has elegant ceiling lights that perfectly suits the coffered ceiling.Source: Trulia

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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.