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How To Choose Floor Tiles

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Floor TilesBeautiful flooring can enhance the look of the decor of your house but there are certain things that you need to keep in mind while choosing the tile. The rooms are used for different purposes and so the flooring you choose also should be based on that. Some rooms are exposed to a lot of moisture such as the laundry room or the bathroom, or some rooms that are very frequently used. You can take advice on the tiles that you choose for getting rewarding results.

Determining the kind of room you wish to tile: you need to know which room you want to tile and the amount it is used. The durability of the tile flooring is a major factor when selecting the tile. The tiles come in a range where there are the ones that are least durable to some better than that and the ones that are most durable. There might also be other factors about the room that you might want to keep in mind such as the ease of cleaning the room. You should be aware of how many times you can clean the tiles and how often you will have to replace it. The room might be small and dark and so you should choose a tile that is light in color so that the room looks bigger.

Deciding the kind of tile you want: whether you want it to be concrete, brick, cork, ceramic, mosaic, glass, peel and stick, Terra cotta, porcelain is the question. The material you choose is dependent on a lot of factors. The need of the room being moisture resistant, to be non-slippery, water resistant or any other specifications. There are other things also that you need to take into consideration. The proneness of the tile to the extreme heat or cold is an important factor to choose the kind of tile you will choose. The ease of maintenance, and also how quickly and easily a new person can lay down the tiles.

Color and pattern of the tile: tiles come in a lot of different colors and patterns. However not all types of tiles are available in all colors. This might be a determinant that affects the choice of your tile. The ceramic type of tiles usually come only in solid colors and designs while the others are available only in specific patterns. These may eliminate some of the tiles that you might be considering.

Size of the tile: the standard size of the tiles are 12 inches by 12 inches. But even smaller sizes are available if you want. You need to determine the size that you want. The choices are pretty less if you want to use small tiles say around 10 inches by 10 inches or 8 inches by 8 inches.

Estimating a budget: determine the amount you want to spend for your tile flooring. It can be a very big limitation when you do not have much money in hand. You can always look out for sales, discounts and deals that can fit in with your requirements.

So, choose the tile for your house based on all of the above decisions.