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Tile Selection Matters!

26 Jan 2023

Tile Selection Matters!

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When it comes to creating a beautiful home, the flooring you decide on has a major impact it can make the whole house or break the entire look of a room.

Think carefully about what colour matches your house theme, what finish of the natural stone is the most appropriate for the project in question and be specific about the quality of the stone to ensure its longevity.

Consider your lifestyle

Looking in your family and lifestyle is the first step in selecting the right floor tiles for your home. For instance, do you have kids who run around the house in muddy shoes

When it comes to floor tiles, there are several factors to consider, such as density, porosity, strength, durability, slip resistance and abrasion resistance.

Most tiles are rated on a scale of one to five for durability, with one being the lowest and five the highest. So, if the room you're tiling is a high-traffic area, you'll want to opt for a tile with a rating of four or five.

On the other hand, if the area is a play area, you'll need to look for tiles that are both durable and easy to clean.

Fitness for purpose

When it comes to natural stone floor tiles, some are better suited to extreme temperature changes than others. It's best to talk to your tiling professional to ensure you get the right 'fitness for purpose'.

Additionally, the amount of direct sunlight your tiled floor will get should be considered. This can affect the tiles' colour, as well as the temperature of the room. Some stone tiles retain heat well, while others deflect the sun's rays.

Match the theme

When choosing the tiles for your outdoors, consider the theme colours. It is essential to coordinate cool shades with similar cool colours and warm shades with appropriate warm colours to avoid clashing with the decor.

For those not sure how to choose colours, the Internet offers plenty of information about complementary tones and how to pick the right tones for your project.

Cost vs. Value for money

Once you have considered all relevant factors, the last one to consider is cost. The size of the area to be tiled and the price of the floor tiles you want to use will ultimately make up your decision. If the budget does not meet your expectations, you may need to adjust the tiles you desired.

Though natural stone tiling is not the most economical option, it does offer the best value for money; your tiles will maintain their beauty for decades.

*Disclaimer: All information and advice given above in the blog are to the best of our knowledge. Please reconfirm at your end before execution.

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