The Different Types of Tiles
Unless you’re an experienced tiler, you probably won’t realise quite how many types of tiles there are available on the market. Ceramic and porcelain are the most frequently used, but there are a whole host of other tiles you might not have heard of….
This is the most commonly used type of tile, as it is suitable for so many areas. Ceramic tiles are durable and easy to install, and they come in hundreds of styles and colours, to suit any taste.
Another commonly used tile is porcelain, these tiles can easily replicate the effect of natural stone, brick or wood, which is one of the characteristics that makes them so popular. Porcelain tiles can even be used outdoors as they don’t crack.
Glass tiles offer a clean and modern finish, they are stain resistant so you can wipe up red wine or coffee without any long-lasting damage. One drawback, however, is that they can be prone to chipping around the edge, so you should avoid using them in high-traffic areas.
These tiles have been around since the 19th Century, and they’re currently seeing a big boom in popularity. They’re versatile and they come in a great range of patterns and colours. The only downside is that they are a pain to lay, so you need to contact an experienced tiling company.
Marble is another popular tile choice. They can be expensive to buy and lay, but they add elegance and sophistication to any room. They will, however, need a fair amount of upkeep, and they can be prone to scratching.
Mosaic tiles let you add your own twist to your interiors. We’d suggest you use them in feature areas only, as they can be rather extravagant. They also age fairly quickly so bear this in mind if you are having them installed. Again, you should speak to an experienced tiler if you opt for mosaic.
Granite is an earthy, natural stone that looks and feels a bit like marble, although it is considerably cheaper. We suggest using granite tiles in larders or utility rooms, where you don’t need to make too much of an impression.
Give us a call if you are ready to get stuck into your next remodelling project, and we can tell you more about what tile suits you!