When it comes to floor tiles, there is no shortage of materials, textures, colours and designs you can choose from. Tiles are a natural choice for kitchens and bathrooms, its long-lasting and durable quality makes it ideal for daily traffic, spills and it’s easy to maintain. While kitchens and bathrooms are certainly logical places to use tiles, new trends, designs and materials mean more choices in floor tiles suitable to use throughout your home. Here are a few helpful tips to know when selecting a specific floor tile for a specific room or if you are looking for floor tiles for sale or which options may be more affordable.
Ceramic tiles is one of the most common types of tile found in many homes because it’s so versatile and suitable for anywhere. Improved durability makes ceramic tile the perfect tile for any room in your house, your kitchen, bathrooms, passages or entryways. It is easy to install, easy to clean and it comes in many different styles that can fit any design. The best thing about ceramic tiles is if you’re renovating or retiling on budget, ceramic tiles are quite affordable.
Porcelain tiles are another common tile but differ from ceramic tile. Stone and wood effect tiles have developed significantly over the last decade. The appeal of porcelain comes from its ability to emulate natural stone, brick or wood – and without any of the maintenance. Porcelain tiles also is an all-purpose tile, it comes in a variety of colours, designs and styles to allow for versatility when redesigning your space. Porcelain can be used in high traffic areas, your kitchens, bathrooms as well as outdoors.
Marble tiles are highly durable stone and add an instant touch of elegance and fine-tuning to any room. Although extremely costly, it adds immaculate beauty to any kitchen or bathroom and immediately upgrades your space. Marble tiles exist in almost every colour and have multiple finishes from polished to honed and brushed making it ideal for your home. Their absorbent nature does make them prone to stains and is generally not acceptable for exteriors or any landscaping. Like any stone, marble tile is susceptible to scratches and stains in addition to being difficult to clean. Many homeowners avoid using marble as countertops but rather use it as decorative features like a shower floor, columns and backsplashes. By using it in smaller applications it can also give your budget a breather.
Mosaic tiles are one of the most popular choices for decorative tiles and are used for its creative features. It gives you a chance to flex your creative interior design side since it comes in so many different shapes, sizes, styles colours and materials. Consisting of small tiles often square, mosaic tiles are laid together to create a large effect for a high visual impact.
Granite tiles are a natural stone that has a similar look and feel to marble, it is a type of igneous rock that is very dense and hard. Its distinctive appearance is due to speckled minerals found within the rock and granite is an overused material that tends to be a cheaper alternative. We recommend using granite floor tiles in your laundry room or other space rooms where there is less day to day traffic.
To sum it all up, you have plenty of floor tile options to choose from. These are the most commonly used types of floor tiles and there are many other types too. The type of flooring you want solely depends on your taste and preferences. You can have a look at our floor tiles or see our floor tiles for sale on our website for more inspiration.