Four Sure-fire Checks to Choose the Best Floor Tiles

You will have a specific way to assess various types of floor tiles. You may be reasonably objective, or you may be substantially objective in your assessment. No matter how much you prioritise your personal preferences, you will have to accept a few realities to choose the best floor tiles for your house, office or any space for that matter. Here are four sure-fire checks to help you choose the best floor tiles.

  • Always go for small tiles in your bathroom. You need antiskid tiles for your bathroom and utility areas. Aesthetics, spaciousness and maintenance do matter but none of these attributes are as important as slip resistance. You cannot compromise with slip resistance as it is a matter of safety. Smaller tiles with textures or patterns will be more slip resistant. They would have more grouts that would provide an additional antiskid treatment without any extra investment. You should choose tiles with antiskid treatment, but larger tiles will be more slippery than smaller ones.


Always go for large tiles in your living room. It does not matter how big or small your living space is. It does not matter what type of floor layout you have and how you are going to arrange or align the various fixtures. You can choose a design or pattern in the tiles on the basis of your alignment. The size is not the subject of any negotiation. Small tiles do not just look bad, but they are also impractical in a living room.

  • Always go for different textures or shades when you have to choose floor tiles for transitional spaces. If there is a transition space between your kitchen and dining room or living room and hallway or foyer and home office, then you should use different textures or shades to demarcate the flooring in such spaces. This will not only add a distinct visual attribute to every room or space but also enhance the perception of space. The whole house or an entire floor does not have to be one continuum of the same type, colour or style of tile.
  • Always go for light coloured tiles for spaciousness. This applies to every room. Even if a room is sprawling anyway, you can choose lighter hues to enhance that spaciousness. Of course, you would be only contributing to the perception of space and not actual square footage, but it is important when want your interiors to look larger than it is.

Assess the Porosity of Floor Tiles

Floor tiles should be nonporous. This is actually a no-brainer but there is a vast range of porosity from porous to nonporous. Very few tiles are truly nonporous. Most floor tiles are porous to an extent. Of course you would find tiles allow the passage of water like a sieve or a sponge but it will absorb moisture to an extent. This extent to which a tile will absorb moisture is determined by the number of air holes present in the tile. This is partly influenced by composition of a tile and the mineral density. It is partly determined by the treatment that a tile is subjected to. Many common tiles are porous, albeit they appear hard and a complete solid with no air holes, gaps, cracks or leaks. Continue reading “Assess the Porosity of Floor Tiles”

Tips for Choosing the Best Kitchen Tile

Decorating or renovating your kitchen can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work. Especially if you don’t know which types of kitchen tiles to use, your project could go from complicated to impossible. Although there are lots of options and plenty of considerations to make, tiling your home doesn’t have to be a difficult task when you have some guidelines. Continue reading “Tips for Choosing the Best Kitchen Tile”

Types Of Bathroom Wall Tiles

With bathroom wall tiles, it can be helpful to remember that you have a lot of different options. In fact, when it comes to bathroom tiles for the walls, you are going to find yourself perhaps a little overwhelmed by just how many options are out there. Ceramic / porcelain, natural stone, and glass are just a few of the possibilities that are available to you. Each bathroom wall tile type has different strengths and weaknesses that should be observed. Continue reading “Types Of Bathroom Wall Tiles”