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There are many ways through which one can make a significant change in the way a place looks. One of these ingredients is the type of floor tiling you want to choose for your place. It can be an office place or your home or someplace else, the apt choice can make it more appealing. When it comes to tile flooring options, there is a huge and interesting choice available. The choice can be pretty confusing and overwhelming, but it is important to know about them. Therefore, take a look at the following tips which will help you to make easy choices.

The Fundamental Tips on Choosing Any Kind of Floor Tiling

The first and foremost thing will be to decide what kind of tiles you will need. There is a wide variety of choices available. It also depends on which area are you thinking of installing it. If you are looking for floor tiles, you need to opt for the vitrified ones as they are suitable to adjust to the heavy traffic and are quite durable.

vitrified tiles

Laminate flooring options are the best choice for the high traffic area. It is also quite easy to install as well as to maintain. In outdoor floor areas, it is better to go for the ones with a matte finish in order to avoid any accidents.

1.  Deciding on The Size and Finish of The Floor Tiles:

  • There are tiles available in different sizes. Some of the popular ones include 610×610 mm, 300×600 mm, 800×800 mm, etc. If the tiles are large, they tend to provide a spacious look to the place where it is installed. You have to consider the size of the room also as it has to remain compatible with the size of the tiles.

big floor tilePhoto by designmilk on flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

  • Selecting the right finish is also important in the case of the tiles. Due to the advanced technology of digital printing these days, it is possible to create any pattern or design. You have to be careful about the finish, however. You can select the wooden floor tiling for the bedroom to spread the warm vibes.
  • Plan in advance to avoid the hustle bustle. Make sure your contractors arrange for some extra number of tiles before beginning the work.

2.  Selecting the Right Color For Your Floor Tiles:

Color is of utmost importance in the case of floor tiling. Depending on the area, you need to opt for the lighter color. This helps in creating a warm, spacious and intimate look suitable for the indoor areas. Hardwood flooring comes in different shades such as maple, cherry, pecan, oak, walnut, pine, etc. Therefore, you can choose from those colors too.

3.  Understanding the Water Resistance Of The Type Of Floor Tiling You Choose:

For kitchen tile flooring or bathroom flooring, choosing the tiles that absorb water in lesser amount is very important. These types of tiles are known to have a longer life than the other types. Ceramic tile is the best example of this. If you are choosing the ceramic ones, you can opt for finishes such as matte, glazed, textured. These types of tiles are also the best to hide any kind of scratch or damage.

kitchen tilePhoto by Irish Typepad on flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

4.  Mixing Different Types of Floor Tiles:

You can choose different types of tiles for the different parts of your house. The drawing room can be decked up with the elegant looking marble tiles. You can engrave this kind of floor tiling with stylistic and artsy engravings. There are different kinds of color choices also available. So, follow these tips and choose the best kinds of floor tiles available in the market.

mixing tilePhoto by designmilk on flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Tile Flooring Options : Fundamental Tips You Should Know was last modified: May 15th, 2020 by Alyssa Moylan
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It makes sense to me when you said that the color is one of the things to be considered in the case of floor tiles, as this depends on the area where it is placed. We will be moving to our new home but we want it to have tiles before we bring our stuff and start living there. I’ll have to consult with a tile flooring contractor and get help in picking the color of the tiles for our house.