Are you planning on starting your own DIY tiling project? Are you having trouble deciding where to use what tiles. Don’t panic, here are some useful tips to get you on your way.
Probably almost every house has a tile floor, counter, backsplash or shower. Tiles come in all sorts of different materials including, stone, clay, metal and glass. The great thing about decorative tiles is that they also come in a wide variety of colours, styles and finishes. You can be a creative as you like with tiles – anything is possible.
Ceramic and Porcelain
Ceramic and Porcelain tiles are probably the most popular styles of tiles used in the home, and both are made in a similar way (from clay, painted, glazed and fired at high temperatures) the patterns you can create with ceramic and porcelain is what makes them so interesting. From the plain rectangular tiles used on a kitchen backsplash right through to the ethnic look with bright and vibrant patterns it’s no surprise that porcelain and ceramic tile can be used everywhere in the home right from fireplaces all the way to floors.
Stone tiles are a natural material which means that no two stones are alike. So it’s important to bear in mind that that the finished products will always have a variation in colour, pattern and texture. Stone can be finished in many different ways and probably the most popular finishes are polished and textured. The unique thing about natural materials is that they have a beauty that is quite difficult to compete with, from the subtle veining of marble to the wild patterns of granite.
It’s quite rare to see full wall covered in metal tiles but they can make a very distinctive and modern backsplash in a kitchen. You can even mix metal tiles with stone or glass for an extra modern effect.
The great thing about glass is that it’s a man made product, therefore is available in any colour or style imaginable. Glass works particularly well on backsplashes and in bathrooms as they look crisp and clean.
Tile can be an incredible decorative in any interior space. Whether you’re looking for clean finish or a natural and organic look, there is a tile for every single space in the home. If you’d like any more information please visit the Tiles4All website – http://www.tiles4all.co.uk/Tiles.html