There are literally thousands of different tiles to choose from when deciding on tiles for your home. The decision shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many considerations to make when choosing the perfect tile. You will want to consider location, color, texture and type. Silver State Floor Restoration would like to share some tips that can make your tile shopping easier and successful.
When you are considering what tile you want to choose, you will want to think about where you will be putting this tile. You will want to consider how durable you need this tile to be depending on where you are going to put it.
Beautiful Natural Stone
Natural stone has been used for centuries and is a very durable option. Most natural stone used a thousand years ago is still around today. For that reason, you can count on natural stone to hold up against a lot of abuse. Not only is it durable, but it can truly be beautiful.
Is Porcelain or Ceramic Tile More Durable?
There is a rating system to help you know the durability of the tile you are choosing when it comes to ceramic/porcelain tile. This system is known at the PEI scale and rates tile from Class 1 to Class 5. Class 5 is considered to be the most durable and resistant and Class 1 is the least resistant to abrasion. You would want to put more durable tiles on your flooring than you would on the walls.
Other Tile Options
There are a wide variety of materials that can be used for flooring. Some people are using cork, concrete, or glass tiles. If you are looking for something unique, some of these options might be a great pick for you.
Bathroom, Kitchen & Other Area Tile Size
There are many sizes available when choosing tile for your home. You will want small tiles if you are going for a mosaic look. Large tiles have started to be chosen often, because when you use large tile on your floor, it makes the space look much larger. There are varying sizes chosen to create unique patterns in your tile floors.
How to Choose the Right Color Tile
Just like when you choose the paint colors for your walls, color can have a large effect when it comes to flooring as well. Light colors can help your room look larger and airy. Dark colors absorb light and can make a room feel smaller than it actually is. Although, dark colors can actually help hide dirt well too. When you choose a neutral color for your flooring, you have the ability to change your accessories at will.
Choosing Tile Texture
If you are considering tile for an area that comes in contact with a lot of moisture like a bathroom or kitchen, consider tile with a matte or textured surface to avoid slipping. Marble can be a beautiful choice but is very slippery. Some consider the beauty to outweigh the risk of slipping.
Natural Stone, Porcelain Ceramic & Other Tile & Grout Cleaning, Polishing & Sealing in Las Vegas Valley NV, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
When choosing the right tile for your home, things like color, size, and texture need to be carefully thought out. No matter what tile you choose for your home, Silver State Floor Restoration can help you keep it as beautiful as the day it was installed. Call us today for any of your hard floor maintenance and care.