25 Jul 2013
We don’t change our tiles everyday and so getting new tiles is more like an investment rather than something that should be view as a short-term project where you buy a cheap product – remember chances are you will be looking at them for a very LONG time. Choosing your tiles is never an easy job and there are several things you should take into consideration before buying them.
Here are some tips that will help you make the right decision:
Consider the traffic. Are you planning on tiling a heavily trafficked office or do you need to refurbish your home bathroom? Make sure you choose a tile suitable for best purpose, for example, porcelain tiles are ideal for heavy traffic and outdoors.
Pay attention to the colours. You might have you own preferences regarding certain colours, but take into consideration the space you are going to renovate. Dark colours are not suitable for small spaces. If, for example, you have a small bathroom, by using light colours, it will look more spacious and less cramped.
Natural stone maintenance. Natural stone tiling is beautiful, but it needs more upkeep than many other options. First of all, due to their non-uniform colour, the planning takes a little longer. Also, this type of flooring needs special sealing and treating.
Buy more than you actually need. To cover possible accidents that lead to breakage or deterioration, it’s best to have some spare tiles. This way, you will make sure you have the same shade for your repairs.
Choose the right size. Tiles come in various size and you have to consider the layout of your floor or walls in order to choose the right size. Smaller tiles are better for irregular surfaces, while bigger tiles look great in square or rectangular places. Choosing a smaller size will also reduce the necessary cutting.