Wednesday, 13 May 2015

How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Tiles

The kitchen is the one room in the house that can have several different types of tiles, in different applications, and they all will enhance your kitchen beautifully.  When choosing kitchen tile for your home consider where it is going to go first.  Glossy tile that goes on a wall will not be the same as flooring tile. Flooring tile has to be safe to walk on, and a glossy floor kitchen tile could be unsafe under foot.  Here are tips for choosing the right application and type of tile for your kitchen.

Know Your Budget

Certain kitchen wall and floor tiles tend to be affordable, such as vinyl, but if you're opting for tiles made out of high-end materials, it is best to know your budget for your flooring project first. Consult with a provider of kitchen tiles before you start your project, as you want to be sure you will be able to afford to complete this important home improvement project with the best materials for your budget.

Choosing A Size:

Best Tile offers an array of sizes, from tiny 3/8" mosaics to an astounding 5’x10’ porcelain panel and everything in between. Specializing in American and European products, we carry forward looking trends like large format tile and broad selections of traditional sizes. When sizing tile to a kitchen, you will capture a proportional look by fitting at least 3 pieces of the same size in a row across the floor. By using larger tile you can limit pattern effects of grout, making a space appear larger.

Color of the Tiles

Color selection also requires special considerations like you have to consider the type and color of the cabinets, counters and other things placed in your kitchen. Whether you are going to choose contrasting or matching colors, you have to maintain an overall compatibility.

Know the Difference

"Tile" is not just a generic word that describes a material that can be laid over a surface. Wall and floor tiles can be made of any number of materials, the most popular being quarry, stone, vinyl, ceramic, porcelain, and glass. Ceramic and porcelain are popular options for kitchen floors and counters, and many homeowners choose glass for kitchen wall tiles or backsplashes. If you are uncertain, a professional flooring expert can help you decide on the best options for kitchen floor tiles.

Think About Maintenance

Consider maintenance needs when making tile selections. While all tiles require some degree of upkeep, materials like natural stone and cork need to be resealed every few years to keep stains at bay. If you choose ceramic or porcelain tiles for your countertops or flooring, you may wish to avoid tiles marked as "non-vitreous" or "semi-vitreous." These types of tiles absorb more moisture than vitreous or impervious tiles.

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