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5 Things to Consider Before Tiling Your Room

Achieving a great look and feel for your room can depend greatly on the type of tiles you use. Here are a few things we recommend that you may want to consider

The trends

This can guide you on the standard look upon which your room will be compared once it’s done. For example, current industry trends seem to be pointing towards the use of larger tiles for bathroom floors – 600 mm by 600 mm wide. If you choose to go with this trend, you may end up with a visually-expanded space. However, larger tiles may require more customised cutting, therefore, you may end up spending more for fitting.

The mood

What kind of mood are you looking to create in your room? This could greatly depend on the general style of your home. You definitely want to have tiles that match. If you have a home with a contemporary style, then you have to make sure that the style flows all the way to the room to be tiled. This could all depend on the colour, type and pattern of the tiles you choose to use.

The type of tiles

There are many types of tiles that you may consider using in your room. It’s all a matter of taste. For tiling bathrooms, ceramic tiles are the most commonly used. You might also consider using porcelain tiles which are made from a more refined material. Porcelain tiles tend to be more hardwearing than ceramic tiles. However, this means that sometimes they can be more expensive. If you are tiling a wall, you won’t need to choose tiles that can withstand a lot of wear. So, you can opt for whatever style of tile that you prefer. Then we have composite stone tiles such as Terrazzo, which is a blend of natural stone chips and cement. Alternatively, if you are looking to achieve a more natural setting, you might consider using natural stone tiles. Tiles made of stone or limestone are far more porous and absorbent than their ceramic or porcelain counterparts. Essentially, natural stone tiles will need sealing a lot more regularly.

The cost

Tiling your room can’t be done without considering how much it’s going to cost. It depends on how big the surface to be tiled is, what price you buy the tiles at; and how many cuts may be needed. If you are tiling only part of the walls, then it won’t cost you much. However, if you are doing the entire floor-to-wall surface on your walls, you might end up spending more.

The tiler

might not be in possession of all the special equipment (such as diamond blades and angle grinders) you may need. Tiling your room isn’t a job you can do with no experience and trust it will turn out ok.. So for the best finishing touch, talk to Mo - a qualified tiling specialist here to help you.