Friday, December 4, 2020

How to Choose the Right Tile for Your Space

How to choose the right tile for your space
How to choose the right tile for your space

 

How to pick the right tile and designer tips on what would go better in different areas of your interior are all important. Will cover both textured tiles and marbled tiles. One of the first things to get right is choosing the right tile size. So let's dive in and start talking about how to choose the right tile.

Choosing a tile size
Tile For Larger Spaces By choosing a larger-sized tile, you are going to make the space look and feel more expansive.
Tile For Smaller Spaces Smaller spaces like powder rooms, for example, look great with smaller format tiles.
Tiles For Wet Areas For shower or tub areas, we should use a smaller tile.
Textured Tiles Can use these tiles on shower walls because they are matte and non-slip.

Tile For Larger Spaces


When choosing the size for your tile, look at the size of the interior room where the tile is going first. For example, you might put tile in a common area or extensive areas like a great-room or kitchen. The basic design tips in this case are to choose a larger tile size. By choosing a larger-sized tile, you are going to make the space look and feel more expansive. And the other important factor is you will have fewer grout joints with large titles. This equates to fewer joints to look at and less grout maintenance. Designers highly recommend larger titles for larger rooms because it also makes the interior space flow much better.

Tile For Smaller Spaces


marble mosaic for smaller spaces
Marble mosaic tile for small spaces

Smaller spaces like powder rooms, for example, look great with smaller format tiles. A marble mosaic would look nice. In this example, the tile is large, but the mosaic patterns are small. With smaller rooms, you can get a little more creative. Designers like this approach because you can add a lot of drama without being too overwhelming. That is why smaller tiles work better for smaller spaces. The one thing to watch out for is to make sure the smaller space does not look too busy.

Tiles For Wet Areas


One common mistake many people will make is to choose the wrong tile for their bathrooms. You should consider the slip of the tile for wet areas. For example, you would not want to select a highly polished tile for a bathroom floor that is going to be wet. Highly polished tile flooring increases the risk of slipping in wet areas. Bathrooms with wet floors are already a slippery place, so adding a highly polished title makes it a recipe for disaster.

Textured Tiles


Textured Tiles
Textured tiles for wet areas

You can easily tell a texture tile from a non-textured tile just by rubbing your hand over the tile. By rubbing your hand over the tile, you can feel the highs and lows of the textures on the face of the tile. many textured tiles will feel like a natural stone. Some of these tiles are actually porcelain tiles but look and feel like natural stone. These types of tiles would be perfect to use in a bathroom. You can even use these tiles on shower walls because they are matte and non-slip. Besides, we specifically use some tiles in wet areas. These are anti-slip tiles and usually have a matte finish. When you rub your hand over the tile it's smooth, but it has a matte textured look. These types of tiles are also perfect for bathrooms and wet areas. Always look for tiles with a matte or anti-slip finish when selecting tiles for a bathroom or wet area. A larger format tile like a 12 x 12 would be perfect in areas like a water closet or where vanity is located.

smaller tile for shower floor
Smaller tile for shower floor


When talking about shower or tub areas, we should use a smaller tile. The perfect size for shower tiles are tiles that are about two inches in diameter or smaller. The smaller the tile, the more grout joins you will have. And this is OK because the more grout you have, the more traction you will have. Large-format tiles would not be used on a shower floor even if they are anti-slip. For shower floors, you always want to use a smaller tile. 

porcelain tiles in smaller size picket-pattern
Porcelain tiles in smaller size picket-pattern.

They make many porcelain tiles to look like marble and come in a smaller size. For example, a small hexagon size would be perfect. I call this a picket-pattern and is currently trending. It's a nice looking neat geometric shape that goes well in most bathrooms. In this example, you will have a lot more grout so it will make for a good anti-slip shower floor.

I hope this helped you to choose the right tile for your space. some takeaways are to match the size of the tile to the size of your room. Larger rooms need larger tiles. There are different tiles for wet areas. For wet areas, it's important to choose a tile that has an anti-slip surface. And for show floors, a smaller tile is an idea because it has more grout lines making it naturally have better traction. I hope you know how to have enough information so you can choose the right tile for your project.

References
How to Choose Tile for Your Space
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