How To Choose The Ultimate Floor Tiles For Your Home
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Published by TOP4 Team
Tile flooring is popular for a variety of reasons. It can be easy to maintain. It can elevate the look of any home. It increased the warmth of any space. And, with the extensive selection of designs and patterns and types of tiles to choose from, you will have a seemingly endless array of options.
Of course, you may also be overwhelmed by your choices, too. Much like other types of flooring, such as wood and linoleum, tiles vary in price and the cost will depend on the size, material, cut, and other relevant factors. But before you go right ahead and choose your tile flooring based on cost alone, consider the following things to ensure you make the right investment for your home.
· Think about where you want the tiles installed.
The location of your tiles will determine what type would be suitable. Different types of tiles come with distinct features that serve specific functions. For areas where moisture is expected, i.e., bathrooms and kitchens, you will need tiles that feature great traction, extreme durability, and water-resistance. In short, bathroom and kitchen tiles have to be safe to walk on.
· Consider what sort of traffic will come through those tiles.
Your floor tiles have to withstand to the day-to-day wear and tear. From dog or cat scratches to spilled foods, you need to choose tiles that can take on the kind of foot traffic your household can expect.
· Know the kind of look you want to achieve.
You have considered the location. You have thought about the demands that will be placed on the tile flooring. And now you need to determine the kind of look you want to achieve. Are you going for classic, old-world style? Would you prefer the contemporary, sleek look? Do you want something striking?
· Be aware how certain tiles might make a space look.
Choosing certain sizes and cuts could affect the scale of any room. Some tiles can create a better flow while other tiles can tame a bigger room.
· Bring paint chips and fabric swatches when shopping for your tiles.
Before you choose a colour or design, you should bring chips and swatches to the store. This will allow you to see whether or not a specific tile would complement your interior space. With sufficient success, you should be able to avoid tiles that would just look absolutely wrong in your home.
And finally, be creative and adventurous with your choices. Tile flooring, after all, is meant to deliver on impact and style. So after everything has been considered, including your budget, be brave about your choices.