15 Apr 2016

How to Choose Floor Tiles

How to Choose Floor Tiles

Choosing floor tiles can be a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you narrow down your choices.

Kitchen Tiles

Where you are going to put your tiles has a big impact on the type of tile you should choose. Porcelain tiles are popular in the kitchen because they are stain resistant. You want your tile colour to tie into the rest of the kitchen, especially your cabinets. It is best to go with a neutral colour. You should also think about using a dark grout colour, because it hides stains much better than light varieties.

Bathroom Tiles

Bathroom tiles need to be moisture resistant. Mosaic tiles are very popular right now. They will make your small space look bigger, and they work well in moist areas because they are smaller. This means more grout lines, which is helpful in moist areas.

Travertine Tile

Travertine or natural stone tile can work well for your entire house. It works best in houses with an open floor plan and only on the ground floor. It is cool under your feet in the summer and works well with radiant heat in the winter. It is a beautiful classic look.

Porcelain vs. Ceramic

The main difference between porcelain tile and ceramic tile is that porcelain is more water resistant. To know for sure you are purchasing porcelain tile, it should be certified as such. Ceramic tiles work great for most areas, but porcelain is a great choice when it comes to tiling bathrooms and kitchens.