The pros & cons of Matt tiles & Gloss tiles

There are many tiles available in the market in different shapes, colors, styles, finishes, etc. While people focus more on all the other factors, they often overlook the main characteristic of tiles, which is the finish, be it Matt tiles or Glossy tiles. It may seem like an easy decision, but it plays an important role in the overall look and maintenance of your room. Both the finishes have a different visual effect, and so one should know the pros and cons of both the tile finishes. 

Matt Finish:

Matt Finish

Cons:

1- STAINS ARE MORE STUBBORN

If they are any spills on the matt finish tiles, they will not be very easy to clean. As the matt tiles are not as smooth as gloss tiles, the stains stick to the floor and do not come off easily.

2- NOT A GREAT OPTION FOR DARKER ROOMS

Non-glossy tiles are not reflective, and so it is not the best option for the room, which has less square footage & does not have much natural light. It will close up space rather than opening it. 

3- CONCEALS BUT DOES NOT PREVENT

Matt tiles may conceal the scratches, but it definitely does not prevent it. Moreover, if there are any greasy & oily fingerprints or spill, it will be more profound.

Pros:

1- LOW MAINTENANCE

Matt tiles are good at hiding scratches & stains, and so they do not require regular cleaning. Because of the low maintenance, matt tiles are the best option for busy places. 

2- NATURAL RUSTIC FINISH

With all its unfinished and natural finish, matt tiles are best for the rustic theme of the house. And if you enjoy the contemporary look, you might find the look of the matt floor tiles a little rustic. 

3- NON-SLIPPERY

Matt tiles are non-slippery as they do have better friction than gloss tiles. And so it is the best option for the bathrooms and wet areas. Matte floor tiles are also a better option from a security POV if you have kids and pets. 

Check out AGL's Anti-skid floor tiles.

Gloss Finish:

Gloss Finish

Cons:

1- HIGHLIGHTS IMPERFECTIONS

Glossy finish tiles can highlight imperfections like no other. Even the tiniest smudge, scratch, stain, or fingerprint will be visible to a naked eye. And so they require frequent cleaning or else the stain will settle and will be more difficult to clean off.

2- SLIPPERY

The mirror-like finish of glossy tiles is not suitable for the kids, pets, or senior citizen. Glossy floor tiles are definitely not the best option for the bathrooms and wet areas as they end to become even more slippery when they are wet. 

3- SEAN CAN BE BLINDING

Some people just do not like the blinding sean of the glossy tiles, or the tiles are simply not suitable for the particular room and design. The bright and reflective characteristic of the glossy tiles is not fitting if you are looking for a serene and soothing atmosphere. 

Pros:

1- EASY TO CLEAN

The slippery nature of the gloss tiles makes it easy to clean the stains. The tiles will be cleaned off with just one swipe making it extremely easy for you to maintain cleanliness.

2- BEST OPTION FOR WALLS

As the gloss tiles are slippery, they are the best option for the bathroom walls and kitchen backsplashes. Glossy wall tiles also have quite a range of designs, from quirky to sophisticated.

3- MAKES THE ROOM SEEM BIGGER & BRIGHTER

The reflective nature of the glossy tiles makes the room seem bigger and brighter. It is the best option for smaller spaces and for rooms that do not have much natural light.

Which is better??

Both tile finishes have their pros and cons, and so it totally depends on your personal preferences. It depends on the theme you are going for, the size, texture, color, and the lighting of the space. Or you can mix both the tiles and create a fusion effect. It ultimately all depends on your personal preferences.

If you are still confused about which tile finish is the best for your home, come visit our showroom. We can provide you the best alternatives for your space.

You can check out our AGL tile catalogue