5 expert tips for choosing kitchen tiles

Updating tiles are one of the most effective ways of transforming the look of a kitchen. It is also more cost-effective than renovating cabinets or buying new appliances. But, before you go out and purchase new kitchen tiles, let me warn you that choosing the wrong tiles is a costly mistake.

According to an article published in The Australian, Western Australians pay more for a new kitchen than any other state in the country, spending over $30,000 on average. With the cost of kitchen tiles and the labour to lay them chewing up a lot of a budget, it’s important that you choose your tiles carefully to ensure you’re satisfied with the result. Moreover, you’ll want to make sure you get the best deal on your kitchen tiles as well.

As the owner of Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I have helped several of our customers get amazing deals on their new kitchen tiles. And today, I’ll do the same for you.

So, continue reading as I share with you my top 5 tips for choosing the kitchen tiles. I’ll also throw in some recommendations for you can consider.

1. Consider where you want to install kitchen tiles

Before you start looking for kitchen tiles, you must first consider where you want to install tiles. This is something that I always say to our customers at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

Kitchen tiles are available both as wall tiles and floor tiles. Depending on your personal requirements, you can consider either, or both of them.

2. Determine your budget

Kitchen tiles can be inexpensive or expensive. While linoleum and vinyl tiles are inexpensive options, custom designed ceramic tiles can be really expensive.

Before you commit to any specific look, calculate how much you can afford to spend. Home improvement stores, such as us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre can help you estimate the costs for each.

3. Consider your lifestyle

Before selecting a particular kitchen tile, you must first consider your lifestyle. Sure, most tiles are resilient, but the longevity and upkeep differ from one material to another.

If you’re installing floor tiles, make sure not to use wall tiles on the floor and vice versa. Tiles are specifically designed to suit particular applications and you should use them as recommended. If you don’t do so, you’ll soon find your tiles chipping or cracking.

4. Patterned tiles or shaped tiles

When it comes to trending kitchen tiles, you can choose either patterned tiles or shaped tiles. Patterned tiles have a timeless appeal and they work well both with traditional as well as modern kitchens. If you’re unsure about patterned tiles, then you can consider shaped tiles as an alternative. Shaped tiles can create an eye-catching effect and they are easy to live with.

One tip I’d like to offer you is not to overdo patterned tiles or shaped tiles. If you overuse either of them, you’ll make your kitchen appear cluttered and busy. I recommend you to consider creating only a splashback with patterned or shaped tiles, combined with plain tiles for a refined look. (Consider reading my previous post ‘4 tips for choosing the perfect kitchen splashback’ regarding this element.)

5. Source tiles from the right supplier

It always pays to shop around to get the best deal. Tile suppliers in Perth often stock the same range, therefore you can usually find the cheapest deal if you take the time to shop around.

Luckily for you though, you won’t have to spend too much time shopping around because Ross’s Discount Home Centre’s tiles are all incredibly affordable. Take a look at our online store and compare our prices with other retailers. You’ll see for yourself that you’ll avail the cheapest deal at our store.

Choosing the right tile can still be tricky, even with all the information I have provided. However, one good way to get ahead in the decision making game is to see what’s trending or what is most popular.  

Whether you’re looking for feature tiles, mosaic tiles or plain tiles, we sell if here at Ross’s Home Discount Centre. Therefore, I have a good gauge on what’s hot and what’s not. For your new kitchen, I’d like to recommend our Grenier Mix feature tiles ($16), our Glass Mosaica Civili Maya mosaic tiles ($28) and our Matt White Wall Tiles ($25). These tiles are bestsellers at our store and you won’t go wrong in choosing any of them.


To choose the right kitchen tiles, you should follow some basic tips. First of all, consider where you want to install tiles, determine your budget and consider your lifestyle requirements. Patterned tiles and shaped tiles are currently trending and you can go with either of them. Also, always remember to source tiles from the right supplier.

And, when it comes to trending kitchen tiles at affordable prices, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

Browse through our online store or visit us in Guildford to take a look at our selection of kitchen tiles today!

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