Tiles have many uses, they are versatile as well as easy cleaning, hardwearing and stylish. They can be used for tiling walls, floors, patios, pavements, around swimming pool, on walkways, offices, buildings and many areas in between.
Tiles comes in a number of varieties that are suitable for certain applications, depending on the type of tile. They are coloured by the earth or have artificial colours added during their processing. Tiles can be textured or plain, have a myriad of patterns or none at all.
When looking to use a tile variety in a project it is a good idea to familiarise oneself with the different types. By doing this you will find that some tiles are ideal for flooring and some are more suited to walls. Particular varieties of tile have a hardness that other tiles don’t have and these are the most suitable for flooring. Depending on where tiles are meant to be installed, will also depend on the slip factor. In wet areas, such as laundries, kitchens or bathrooms and even around swimming pools there is a need to look for a tile that has a low or non existent slip range. Many tiles when wet can be very slippery and these types of tiles put into a bathroom could cause injury.
Tiles for bench or counter tops need to be able to handle heat especially where they are located near a stove or oven. They also need to be waterproof due to the problems with dampness in a kitchen for all sorts of reasons. In having a waterproof tile in this area it will also cover staining of the work area.
Wall sparkle tiles can be of many different types, styles, colours and sizes. Walls are generally an area that doesn’t experience the heavier traffic that floors do. So all sorts of things can be done with walls. Before doing any tiling talk to those in the profession to get a good idea of what would be best for your next project.