23 Feb 2016

How to Choose Kitchen Tiles

How to Choose Kitchen Tiles Are you trying to decide on the best tiles for your kitchen? Start by finding out what material you want to use for each area. Your floors, for example, will likely require a different kind of material than your walls or worktops. For the worktop, ceramic tiles are durable and will hold up to heat from hot pans, and it is easy to clean and maintain, but it is also prone to chips if heavy materials are consistently used. Understanding how to choose kitchen tiles is the first part of the process.

Kitchen tile can be used as a back splash, behind a stove, to the underside of the upper cabinets, or on the entire wall. Tile can also be an attractive option for a worktop material, with many different materials to choose, from stone to ceramic. For kitchens, tiles include quarry, stone, cork, vinyl, bamboo, ceramic, porcelain and glass. Applications like vinyl, cork and bamboo tiles are most commonly used in flooring. While quarry, ceramic, and porcelain can be used for counters and floors. Glass tile is commonly used for walls and back splashes.

Depending on your budget, you may want an inexpensive option, such as vinyl and linoleum tiles, or if you have a smaller room or a larger budget, you may want a more expensive quality, such as custom designed ceramic tiles.  Always do your research before locking in to your decision. Kitchen and home improvement specialists can help you find the product you want most and the best suited for your kitchen.