FAQs - Tiles & Stone
Tiles and Stone products are used for a variety of purposes in construction and design such as, walls, floors, backsplashes, and much more. In this collection we have covered the best selection on the market.
How do I choose the right tile for my project?
Choosing the right tile for your project depends on several factors such as your budget, style, and how you need your space to function. It's also important to consider the durability of the tile and its location. For example, bathroom and kitchen require a waterproof material like ceramic or glass for the walls. Below a few aspect to take in consideration.
Being concerned with the tile’s aesthetics it’s a normal thing when we are into a renovation project. In some way renovation projects attempt to improve the aesthetics of the property. Durability is the most important thing to consider while selecting the tile. It is thus crucial to choose a tile material that can last years of use without showing any signs of wear.
The place desired to tile might assist you in narrowing your search, if you want to cover walls in the kitchen and bathroom should install tiles of ceramic or glass, as they are watertight. Stone tiles can be modified for use in moist places. Floors Tiles must be more robust. So, choose anything made of porcelain or ceramic.
Most tile patterns come in a wide range of dimensions. Before settling on tile size, make sure you accurately measure the space and consider its dimensions. Big floor tiles may make the space look bigger as there are fewer visible lines to split the design, smaller floor tiles create a packed effect, therefore, they work great in bedrooms with basic decor.
Variation and many colors tiles might get too problematic when you cannot make up your mind. For this reason it is always important to take into consideration the light, light color tiles reflect more light, dark colors can make a space seem cozier, they can also make it seem smaller, you can always create a welcoming atmosphere with bright color tiles. Mixing and matching two shades of the same color tile gives a visually pleasing effect.
For sleek and sparkly counterparts is safe used Tiles with a textured surface or a matte finish. When putting floor tiles wherever there is a high chance of humidity such as kitchen, bathroom, or any other room with a lot of visitors, a “rough cut” tile may bring elegance to any space because of the texture.
How to measure the area for tiling?
If you're tiling a floor, you can measure the length of one side of the room and then the width of another side of the room using a measuring tape. You can also use a laser measuring device for large areas. For walls, measure the length of the wall up and down and the width left to right. Once you have these measurements, you can calculate the total area by multiplying the length and width.
What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles?
Porcelain and ceramic tiles are both made from clay, sand, and water. The main difference between them is the rate of water they absorb: porcelain tiles absorb less than 0.5% of water, while ceramic tiles absorb more and may have natural clay colors. This makes porcelain tiles denser, more refined, and more durable than ceramic tiles. Porcelain tiles are more suitable for commercial use and water-resistant areas, while ceramic tiles are softer and more porous.
How to choose grout color ?
Choosing a grout color is an important step in the tiling process. The color of the grout can affect the overall look of your tile installation. One approach is to choose a grout color that matches or is close to the color of your tile. This will create a more uniform look and can make small spaces appear larger. Another approach is to choose a grout color that contrasts with your tile. This will highlight the shape of individual tiles and the overall pattern of your tile installation. It's a good idea to look at your tile and grout side by side before making a decision.