Buying tile

A homeowner can only look at some types of tiles before deciding. How can a homeowner select the best tiles without wasting time and effort? This article will explain the main parameters to follow when choosing floor tiles. Continue reading.

Shreya Krishnan Design Office Finalize your budget

There are both affordable and expensive floor tiles. Determining your budget and the average cost per square foot of the tiles you want to select is essential.

Consider using more expensive tiles in visible areas, like the dining and living room or the bedroom, to achieve the desired decor. Calculate your budget according to the additional tiles cost for these specific areas. You can choose more affordable options for the rest of your home’s flooring.

You can find a professional tile installer Statkus Architecture Pty Ltd. Calculate the number of tiles

The tile contractor will tell you how many tiles you’ll need before you go to the showroom. If you still need to hire a tile contractor, it is best to bring a floor plan of your house or the measurements for each room to the showroom. The team of professionals at the tile store will help you calculate the exact quantity of tiles and skirting required.

Purchase at least 5-10% extra tiles to cover any waste during cutting or breakage.

Tip: Tiles should be laid so they are not wasted, with minimal tile cutting. Order the total quantity of tiles in one go to avoid color mismatches.

Houzz Products: Shop for Tiles Dipen Gada and Associates  Choose the Material

The most common types of tiles are listed below.

Vitrified Tiles are the most cost-effective and popular tiling product. They are also readily available. The tiles give the appearance of a spacious and airy home.

Ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles have always been popular. These tiles are available in many designs that mimic the appearance of wood and natural stone. Digital tiles, an innovation, allow for a wide range of designs to be printed on the tile using high-resolution prints. The tiles are divided into five categories based on their strength. Group-3 tiles are best for areas with light foot traffic, while Group-4 and Group-5 are better for areas with moderate or high foot traffic.

Hand-crafted tiles are the best choice for a traditional, bold look. These tiles can be used to create a unique look in your home.

Terracotta tiles will give your home a rustic feel.

Choose tiles that are cut and polished to specific sizes if you enjoy the natural beauty of the stone.

Bisazza Italy  Color is important

It is now time to choose the color and texture of your tiles. Choose a color that complements the color scheme in your home. Light-colored tiles will give your home a more spacious appearance. Your tiles are an investment that will last a lifetime and won’t be easily changed. Pavan Infratech 5. Select the tile size

Did you know the size of floor tiles is a crucial factor in the appearance of your flooring?

Smaller tiles are ideal for areas like the bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen.

Choose vitrified tiles for small and medium-sized homes. They come in standard sizes of 2×2 feet.

The best place to use large tiles is in a spacious home with a room width more significant than 16 feet. This will make the tiles appear proportionate.

B DESIGN Studio 24  Select the Finish

There are many different finishes for floor tiles. Each finish has a unique look.

Glazed tiles are highly reflective and should therefore be used for small spaces. The highly reflective surface bounces the light, making a smaller room appear larger.

For high-traffic areas or outdoor use, matte-finish tiles should ensure the tile’s surface is not slippery. Non-skid tiles are recommended for outdoor balconies and bathrooms for better safety.

Signature Designs Kitchen interiors Select the grout

The suitable grout can be just as important as the floor tile.

For a uniform appearance, homeowners prefer grout that matches the tile color. If you want a flawless finish and look, choose rectified tiles with edges cut at a right angle after being kiln-baked. Use a matching grout between the tiles and leave at least 2 millimeters of space.

As in the example, you can also use a grout contrasting with the tiles.