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When it comes to selecting the best tiles for your home's interior, it can be challenging to know where to start and what things to consider.
As we all know, "Once the options increase, settling on one becomes harder" so, what will you do when there are a plethora of tile options available in the market? We know it's hard to select one when so many good alternatives are in front of you, but there are more things to consider other than visual appeal when selecting the tile for your home's interior.
And, so in this post, we'll discuss some tile guidelines that will help you select the best tiles for your home.
Here are some great tips that will make your job much easier:
You may think that there is no difference in the quality of tiles from a reputed brand and a local brand, but there is a lot of difference. Tiles from the local brand might lack strength and can crack over time; on the other hand, tiles from the reputed brand are strong and less likely to crack. And if there are any defective tiles, reputed brands are more likely to replace them.
While looking for the best tiles for your home, you have to consider a few technicalities like whether the tiles are porous or non-porous, are they water-resistant, stain-resistant or not, the thickness of the tiles, etc., because all these factors differ for tiles in different rooms. Let's have a look at the specifications of tiles for different rooms:
Tiles for Living Room: The living room is a very busy area, and so you have to select tiles that are less-porous, denser, and can withstand heavy traffic like porcelain tiles. You can also choose wood-looking floor tiles as they are moisture and stain-resistant- these tiles are the hottest tile trend of 2021, making them the best floor tiles for the home.
Tiles for Bathroom: For the bathroom, we would suggest opting for the Anti-skid tiles; they are safe for your family and are available in a multitude of designs, colours, and patterns. Some tiles tend to get slippery when wet, so avoid those.
Tiles for Kitchen: While selecting the kitchen floor tiles, you have to make sure that they are durable, anti-skid, and can withstand constant food spills & moisture-resistant.
The next important thing to consider is the size of the tiles and their finish. Choosing the right tile sizes for floors can give the illusion of a bigger room. So if your room is big, go for bigger tiles like 100*100cm or 80*80cm in size. And if your room is small, opt for medium-sized tiles like 60*60cm or 45*45cm. Matt tiles are the best house flooring tiles as they are less slippery, and glossy tiles are the best for walls.
Colour and the pattern of the tiles blend every piece of furniture and decor together, and so spend an extra minute deciding that. How to choose floor tile colour is the most important question you should ask yourself before selecting tiles. The right-coloured tiles can open up space, whereas wrong-coloured tiles can close it off. You can either choose marble-looking tiles or concrete tiles if you want to keep it simple, and you can go for mosaic or any textured tiles if you want to add a modern twist to the room.
The first & foremost thing you should know about grout is that it makes a huge impact on the overall outcome of the tiling. If you want to highlight your tiles lines, design, and shape, you should go for the contrasting grout, and if you like the subtle look, you should opt for complementary grout.
Now that you have decided which tiles are best for your home, the last thing left to do is to calculate the number of tiles required. Makes sure to buy 5-10 extra tiles, in case you miscalculated or have some cutting hindrance.
Always plan ahead!!
Don't go buying tiles at the very last moment; there is a high possibility that it will turn into a disaster. If you plan ahead, you can change the tiles or return them if they are defective or the wrong product.
Following all these guidelines, you can select the best tiles for your home, or you can visit our showroom our experts will help you choose the best tiles for your home.
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For more tiling tips, check out this column.