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How do I Choose the Best Tile Trivet?

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In order to choose the best tile trivet, you need to decide several things. Most tile trivets are used for keeping hot plates or dishes from damaging tablecloths or the top of a table, but they can also be used for other purposes. Deciding what you want to use it for will help you choose what you want it to be made of. Other things to consider are the color of the trivet and what kinds of decorations, if any, you want it to have.

Trivets were originally made of wrought-iron and were largely functional in purpose. Today, trivets are made of a variety of materials such as wood, cork, fabric, and metal. Tile trivets are popular among those who like to collect tiles or those who like a colorful décor.

Most tile trivets today are made of either ceramics or some form of stone. Ceramic tiles come in a variety of styles and designs, but are not as durable as some stone tiles. If you are going to use the tile trivet to keep a hot dish from searing your tabletop, consider using a stone tile as opposed to ceramic. For tile trivets that you want to display as decorations or to display something else, ceramics are lighter and often easier to decorate.

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Tile trivets come in an abundance of designs, colors, and shapes. It’s not necessary to limit yourself to basic choices, and you can choose tile trivets to match your décor. Ceramic tiles are easy to paint and decorate, so you can buy a basic tile and decorate it yourself. There are many specialty stores that have different themed tile trivets and often sell them as part of a pack. Some people choose to make a trivet out of extra tile left over from a flooring or bathroom project.

If you want to choose a basic tile trivet, most hardware stores or retail home improvement stores will sell both ceramic or stone trivets. For tile trivets with more advanced designs and themes, a store that specializes in ceramics or tiles is the best place to go. There are many stores that offer handmade tile trivets as well.

When shopping online, be sure to verify that they will be packed well. Tile trivets are often fragile, especially when made of ceramic. For those who like arts and crafts projects, making your own tile trivet is relatively easy with the right tools.

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