The Best Tiles for Your Area: How to Make the Correct Choice

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Choosing the right tiles for your home can be a daunting task, but it’s an important decision that can have a significant impact on the overall look and feel of your space. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice for your tiles:

  1. Consider the location: The location of your tiles will determine the type of tile you should choose. For example, if you are tiling a bathroom or kitchen, you should choose tiles that are water-resistant and easy to clean. For high-traffic areas, such as entryways or living rooms, you should choose tiles that are durable and resistant to scratches.
  2. Think about style: Your tiles should complement the style of your home. If you have a modern home, you may want to choose tiles with clean lines and a minimalist look. If you have a more traditional home, you may want to choose tiles with a more intricate design.

  3. Consider the color: The color of your tiles will have a big impact on the overall look of your space. If you want to create a warm and cozy atmosphere, you may want to choose tiles in warm colors such as brown or beige. If you want to create a more vibrant atmosphere, you may want to choose tiles in bright colors such as blue or green.

  4. Look at the size: The size of your tiles will also have an impact on the overall look of your space. Larger tiles can make a room look bigger, while smaller tiles can add texture and depth to a space.

  5. Check the quality: It’s important to choose tiles that are high quality and will last for a long time. Look for tiles that are made from durable materials and are resistant to chipping and cracking.

  6. Consider the cost: Tiles can vary in price, so it’s important to consider your budget when choosing tiles. Keep in mind that cheaper tiles may not be as durable or of high quality, so it’s important to balance cost with quality.

By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision and choose the best tiles for your home.

All About Tiles

The best bathroom tiles for your room are discussed here along with the various available size and form alternatives.

How to Choose the Best Bathroom Tile

The variety of tile options available might be somewhat intimidating. You might be wondering what the typical dimensions of ceramic or floor tiles are. I’ll tell you right away that there is no “standard” anymore. If you’ve read one of our most recent blogs, “7 Bathroom Trends to Watch Out For in 2023,” you know that pushing the bounds of creativity is in and traditional and “safe” designs are out.

There are a variety of tile shapes to choose from, including:

  • Circular Tiles
  • Square Tiles
  • Rectangle Tiles
  • Subway Tiles
  • Kit Kat Finger Tiles
  • Octagon Dot Tiles

And more, as well as numerous laying patterns, including:

  • Mosaic
  • Diamond
  • Herringbone
  • Horizontal or vertical stack
  • Subway
  • Brick Bond
  • Basketweave.

There are countless possibilities available.

Large Square Tiles –

  • Large square tiles are practical, long-lasting, and simple to maintain. They are a time-tested and flexible option for any home remodelling project and will withstand rigorous use while maintaining their original appearance for many years. They can be utilised to produce a wide range of various interior design styles, including Modern & Traditional.

Rectangular Tiles –

  • Rectangular tiles are available in a wide range of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, glass, and even real stone such as marble or travertine. These materials are an excellent choice for any room in the house since they provide various levels of durability, slip resistance, and water resistance.

Hot tip: By angling your square tiles, you can quickly transform them into diamond tiles that really stand out in your space.

Suggested Tile Dimensions for Various Areas

Because not every tile will look fantastic in a bathroom, kitchen, or laundry, it is crucial to take the size of your space into account when choosing tiles.

Showers

In the base of showers, smaller tiles are frequently utilised because they create a safer environment, and more grout lines give surfaces more grip in wet areas. In areas like this, they can also visually help with the floor’s contours.

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Splashbacks

Splashbacks give you a little more creative freedom, although they frequently feature smaller tiles to provide visual interest to the room. Instead of only laying square or subway tiles in a “stack style” pattern, you can use a herringbone, third offset, or brick bond pattern to add flair to the room quickly. If you choose a plain tile, you may still make a statement with your selected design.

Using different sizes of tiles from the same range can also create aesthetic impact. Don’t be afraid to attempt anything new because these application settings can be used anywhere.

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Small Spaces (like Powder Room, Laundry)

Blurring the room’s boundaries is the key to keeping the space from feeling cramped in smaller settings. This can be accomplished by utilising larger tiles with less grout, which will help enlarge the room’s appearance. To help you “blend the lines,” use a grout colour near your tiles’ colour.

If mosaic tiles align with your style, don’t be afraid to use them in small places! Take our short and simple style quiz to discover your class if you are unsure. In addition to a carefully chosen selection of products, your style outcome will include a small number of tiles that might serve as design inspiration.

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Large Spaces (Kitchen)

You have more flexibility in a room with more space! Choose a tile you adore.

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Whatever tile design you decide on, we recommend purchasing a few samples first to see how they will best suit your decor.

How thick should my tiles be?

While discussing all things tiles, we should discuss a few final essential elements. These seemingly insignificant details, such as spacers and thicknesses, can significantly impact your restoration.

What is a tile spacer? How big should my tile spacers be?

Small plastic items called spacers help with the installation of your tile application. They guarantee an even, consistent gap between each tile across your room. Grout gaps of 2mm-3mm are advised for wall tiles and around 3mm-5mm for floor tiles to get the most out of your design and ensure the optimum life of your room. Any smaller than this may limit the stress relief needed for the area.

Another little detail that might affect the way your room looks and works is thickness. It is advisable to keep in mind that most tiles can range in thickness from 6mm to 10mm for any form of tile in order to comprehend what is an appropriate thickness for porcelain tiles.

Making wise judgements with your tiles requires having discussions with your development team about the finished floor height (FFH). Even while a 4mm difference might not seem like much, it can affect the look of your room by producing a line at the entry with a step up or down. It can also create a trip hazard, which is something you definitely don’t want!

Although understanding everything there is to know about tiles before you start your design and restoration project can be complex, it will help you make important decisions more clearly. It will go much more smoothly and, more significantly, be much more pleasurable when choosing the colours and tiles for your new area if you take care of your technical requirements, such as thicknesses and tile sizes, beforehand.

Ask us for samples and suggestions, and we’ll be happy to accompany you to the showroom to choose from the newest Tile Collection and explore your creative and imaginative possibilities!

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