How to choose to right tiles for your home

If you are thinking of getting a tile flooring, then you have made an excellent choice. Tiles have two qualities that stand out, making them ideal materials for flooring. They are very durable and they are very easy to clean as well.

Your decision making does not stop there however. You still need to decide on the type of tiles that you are going to pick for your home. There are several kinds of tiles based on the material used in making them from which you can take your pick. Each type has a set of qualities that makes them ideal for certain settings. Aside from the tile material, there are other factors that you need to consider. These factors are size, colour, grade and price.

Material- Ceramic tiles are probably the best choice when you are considering the material. They are strong and very easy to clean. They can handle extreme temperatures very well and they will not absorb chemicals. Not to mention that ceramic tiles are also very great to look at. They are available in so many colours and styles that you are sure to find a type that is going to match your taste. Then there is the fact that that they are affordable. There are also other materials used in tiles such as stones that have been cut into matching shapes.

Size- The size of the tile that you are going to use is largely determined by its location. Tiles that are to be placed in living rooms and bed rooms need to be large. Usually they are of the 1’ x1’ size. Those placed in bathrooms can be smaller.

Grade- Tile grade is the rating of a tile according to its strength. The weakest get the rating of 1 and the stronger a tile is the higher the number of its rating. As with the size, the location is the determining factor in picking the right grade. Those in areas that see a lot of traffic would naturally need higher grade tiles.

Tiles- The colour of the tiles that you will be using is totally up to you and the as I have mentioned, if you are going to use ceramic tiles, you would be getting a lot of colours to choose from.

Price- The prices of tiles vary a lot, but if your budget is kind of tight then there are some cheap ones that are not so bad when it comes to the quality. You just have to know what it is that you need.