When it comes to choosing the perfect tiles, personal preference is, of course, a key factor. However, tiles can have a huge impact on your surroundings in ways you might not have thought possible, so it’s important to consider a few things before getting down to business. A carefully-selected tile really can make all the difference.
Size & Space
What kind of feel do you want the room to have? How might the colour of the tiles affect the room in general? These are the kinds of questions you should ask yourself before making your decision. For example, porcelain tiles are a common choice for bathrooms because they’re easy to keep clean and quite water-resistant which makes it a lasting, durable material. You should also think about the size of your space when choosing the size of your tiles. It’s been said that bigger tiles can make a room appear more spacious
than it is; however, if the room is quite small already then large tiles could make it look smaller. Seeing an array of tile choices in your home will help you no end with decisions like these, our Home Selection Service gives you that opportunity.
Let’s face it, if the kids and the dogs are going to be running back and forward across the floor all day, you’re going to want something that’s easy to keep clean and that’s more or less maintenance-free. Tiles that need sealing (such as natural stone tiles) tend to collect more of a grit build-up than other materials. It’s also worth bearing in mind that spills on unglazed ceramic and porcelain tiles are more difficult to clean than they are on most glazed ceramic tiles. Be sure to consider these kinds of practical factors when making your choice.
It’s never a bad thing to ask for advice, speaking to others about their experiences and what has/hasn’t worked for them will help you to narrow down what you want and consider things you might have overlooked. John down the road might tell you he chose ceramic mosaic floor tiles for his bathroom because he wanted as solid a grip as possible to minimize the risk of slipping. Don’t forget, you can also ask the experts! With our Home Selection Service, our specialists will show you a range of tiles in the comfort of your own home; it’s a great way to overcome that ‘spoilt for choice’ feeling as well as actually having the chance to see different styles in situ. We take on board the styles that you like and dislike and take the time to select options best suited to your taste. With such convenience, it becomes all the easier to find the tiles that perfectly match your vision.