How to Choose Tiles
Whether renovating or building, one of the toughest decision to make during a building project is the tile selection. Tiles are the most popular flooring solution and are essential for any bathroom. Thus, tiles are not a choice; they are a requirement.
Choosing the right tiles can be a daunting task, particularly if you have no prior experience. There are, however, some tips to make selecting tiles in Perth less intimidating and more straightforward. The critical selection criteria for any tile selection is the application, type, quality, size, and design.
The first step in any tile selection to know what you’re shopping for. Where will the tile be applied? Are you after a floor tile, wall tile, bathroom tile, splashback tile, etc.? Each application will call for different types of tiles and possibly different tile sizes.
Type of Tile
Looking at our tile categories alone, you will see there are many different types of tiles. There are tiles suitable for only wall installations, floor installations, outdoor installations, and then there are tiles made from porcelain, ceramic, marble and other materials. There are also feature tiles and mosaic tiles. Knowing your application, the next step is to narrow down which type of tile is best suited for your needs.
The quality of a tile is an important consideration, particularly for floor tiles. You’ll want to invest in tiles that provide the right quality for the application. Many tiles in our range are from renowned tile manufactures StoneWorld, and come with a 10-year warranty.
Tiles also have ratings which help to determine the quality; namely, slip resistance rating and a wear resistance rating. In high-foot-traffic areas, it pays to invest in tiles that have high wear resistance ratings. Likewise, in wet areas and outdoors, tiles with high slip resistance ratings are a preferred choice.
As mentioned, the size of a tile also matters. The rule of thumb to follow is; large tiles for large areas and small tiles for small areas. Therefore, large-format floor tiles are suitable for tiling the living areas of a home, but smaller tiles are better suited for bathrooms and showers in particular.
With the application, type, quality, and size taking into consideration, it’s just a matter of choosing the right design. For this, consider the overall design style you want to achieve in your home and select tiles that reflect and complement this style.
For quality tiles in Perth that are high in quality and low in price, turn to Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Shop online to avail free shipping across Perth Metro areas or visit our Guildford showroom to view our entire range.