Choosing Wisely

Home tiles have many design applications. Traditionally used in kitchen and bathroom areas, and fitted throughout the home as an alternative to carpet and wood flooring, tiles are the hardwearing design feature that combine practicality, durability and style.

What Tile, Where?
Tiles are made of many different materials. When considering materiality, consider the area in which they will be laid, and ask lots of questions. If you’re looking to change up design stereotypes, experiment with shape, size and texture such as bringing outdoor tiles indoors by way of a feature wall.

Internal & External Flooring Decisions
The typical indoor floor tile is made of ceramic or porcelain, making them easy to clean. Stone tiles, usually found in the exterior of a house are slowly creeping into indoor spaces. If you’re thinking about exploring this look, make sure the colour scheme and styling of the space suits the stone’s colour tone.

Splashback
Kitchen splashbacks serve the practical purpose of protecting your cabinets and kitchen walls from grease splattering and steam. Many types of tile suit the purpose, with smaller formats being the more popular choice. Create mosaic styles and tessellated designs, or incorporate some personality through the use of a large-format feature. Or take a classical approach by using neutral tones and simple materials like ceramic, porcelain and glass.
Home tiles have many design applications. Traditionally used in kitchen and bathroom areas, and fitted throughout the home as an alternative to carpet and wood flooring, tiles are the hardwearing design feature that combine practicality, durability and style.

Walls
The demand for wall tiling is growing. Usually found in bathroom and kitchens, the wall tile is now being featured in other areas of the household. The size of the tile typically depends on the area size, style and colour scheme. Unleash your creativity, testing asymmetrical mosaic styles, mixed textures and feature tiles.

Pool Interiors
Mosaic styles are commonly used for internal tiling of pools. Smaller sized tiles are mainly considered for their ability to easily tessellate over the curvature of the interior surface of the pool. These tiles need to be carefully selected for their capacity to be constantly submerged and resistant to the harsh pool environment.

Budget
Budget appropriately, but cheap is not always best so expect to pay more for quality materials. Feature tiles, rare colours, and premium finishes will set you back more than others. Choose wisely.

Colour
Traditional neutral colours will ensure longevity. If you plan to accent your design with a trendy feature tile, understand that it may lose its relevance after time and need to be replaced.