Choosing tiles for your home's interior isnt just about picking your favourite colour.
There are a lot of things to consider when you're selecting tiles for a home reno, so here are a few expert tips from Shaynna to help with the decision-making.
Ceramic vs Porcelain
The most common, and generally the most available, types of tile are ceramic and porcelain.
Ceramic tiles have a glazed surface are best for walls, or areas that will have very little traffic. Places like kitchen splashbacks are an obvious spot for a ceramic tile.
Porcelain is more dense and durable than ceramic, which means it’s a better material for a floor tile Especially for high-traffic areas like a main entrance.
If you’re tiling more than one area of your home, use the same colours to keep a consistent look. And then change up the colours when you want to create a wow-factor.
In the Bass farmhouse, I used the same porcelain tile on the hearth around the fireplace, and on the main entry and bathroom floors.
Gloss vs Matt finish
Another thing to consider is the finish of your tile. A gloss finish gives a sophisticated, high-end feel, and a matt finish gives more of an earthy feel.
A matt finish also has a bit more grip, so it reduces your chances of slipping.
While not particularly exciting, grout is still an important design choice to make.
A light grout with dark tiles will help accentuate the style and give it more attention - so choose a contrasting colour if you want your tiles to stand out.
And dark tiles with matching grout will give a seamless appearance to the surface, making the space feel large, and more spacious.
Remember - don’t rush into your decision quickly because you still want it to look good until the next renovation!