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Choosing the Right Tiles for Your Home

With almost a thousand colors and sizes to choose from, getting the right tiles for your home can be a rather daunting task. You can however, follow the tips given below to make the task a lot easier and eventually, even making your kitchen and bathroom look a lot classier.

 

  1. COLORS
    Lighter colors will make the space look bigger and brighter while darker colors will provide you with the opposite effect. However, if your choice is darker color tiles, you can always brighten the place with proper lighting.
  2. BE ADVENTUROUS
    Colors will inevitably create unique effects, so be adventurous and use personal preference and style as a guide while choosing the tiles for your home.
  3. SUITABILITY
    Both porcelain and ceramic tiles can be used for the kitchen and bathroom so it is up to individual preference. It is however, important to ensure that the floor tile rating or better known as PEI is suitable for your intended use. PEI (Porcelain Enamel Institute) is a scale used on porcelain and ceramic tile to indicate the areas of use each manufacturer recommends and has designed their tile to fit based on foot traffic. Class 0 meant for areas with no foot traffic and it gradually increases all the way to Class 5 for heavy traffic. For porcelain and ceramic tile for your kitchen and bathroom, best is to go with Class 2 to 3 meant for light to moderate traffic. For bathroom tiles, it is important to ensure that it is slip-proof.
  4. PLAN AHEAD
    Always purchase more tiles than you actually need to compensate for breakages during installation. Especially so for those design whereby stocks are limited. You do not want to be in a situation whereby you do not have enough to have the entire place tiled and the worse nightmare of not being able to get more due to stock issues.
  5. MAINTENANCE
    It is important to get tips on how to maintain the tiles during purchase to ensure the tiles continue looking new even after years of use.
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