HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TILES FOR YOUR HOME

The importance of beautiful decorations and interiors cannot be over stated when elegance is a priority for your home. Tiles design is a very vital part of this process and without adequate knowledge of what colors and patterns that give your home the “wow-factor”, you may also fall prey to this common mistake. Making the right choice for Tiles Design can sometimes pose a problem. But here are our general tips for choosing tiles for your home.

LIGHT COLOURS

Choose light colours to make a small/dark room feel bigger and brighter.

BE ADVENTUROUS!

However, don’t be afraid to try out new things even If you think nobody has done that before. Stick with the golden rules of the thumb for choosing colours but be adventurous.

DON’T COMPROMISE

See tiles as an investment, not a cost; NEVER COMPROMISE ON QUALITY. Many times, “cheap” costs more in the long run.

PLAN AHEAD

Always purchase an additional 5-10% more tiles than you actually need. This allows you (or the tiler) to compensate for cuts and breakages and ensures you have the same batch/shade should you have needed additional tiles. Most companies will offer a refund on unused boxes of tiles.

BLEND IN THOSE GROUT LINES

Choose a tile grout colour that compliments your tiles to help blend in grout lines.

BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER

If your wall or floor will require a lot of tile cuts (i.e. around fixtures/fittings), choose smaller tiles to give a better flow.

USE BORDERS AND DECORS

Add extra interest by breaking up your wall tiling with border tiles and decors.

CHECK THE SUITABILITY

Make sure you check that the floor tile wear rating (PEI rating) is suitable for your intended area/use. A similar question you may need to ask is do you need ceramic or porcelain tiles? Porcelain tiles are suitable for outdoors and domestic floors where heavy traffic/abrasion is anticipated.

MAINTENANCE – GET THE RIGHT ADVICE

If you are purchasing natural stone tiles (i.e. travertine, marble, slate), make sure you get the right advice for sealing and treating the tiles before and after fixing.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR ADVICE

Don’t be afraid to ask sales assistants for advice; they will be fully trained to answer all your queries and may bring to your attention things you may not have otherwise considered. Send emails to sales@cdkindustries.com for assistance.