Floor tiles come in many different materials, styles and colours and there will almost certainly be a tile to suit your requirements. There are however certain Tiles that are not suitable as floor tiles and in this article I will explain the suitable choices for floor tiles and then the choice is simply yours.
Floor tiles should always suit your existing decor and before you start the task of looking for floor tiles, take a moment to evaluate the existing decor and work with what you have already. The job you are carrying out may be a complete overall and you may be replacing all of the kitchen units, surfaces e.t.c and in this case, the sky is the limit and you can plan your decoration as a whole but if you are just replacing floor tiles only, you will need to pay extra attention to your existing decor to make sure it all coordinates.
Natural stone tiles are extremely popular and are great for busy areas, they are strong, durable and come in a wide variety of colours and shades. Natural stone tiles come in different materials, those being, Granite, travertine, slate and marble. Granite tiles are practical, durable and one of the most popular natural stone tile flooring options. Marble is considered the more expensive natural tile and is most popular for it’s chic and the wonderful variations pf colours available. Marble stone flooring is less durable than other natural stone and is more prone to scratching and marking and needs extra maintenance when cleaning. Travertine tile again is durable and comes in wonderful shades of neutral colours, however travertine is more susceptible to staining and care needs to be taken when cleaning travertine. Lastly slate flooring is also a popular choice because it is strong, durable and waterproof. Slate tile flooring also comes in a wide range of colours, styles and sizes. The darker shades of slate are what attract home owners because they are less likely to show up stains and marks.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are also firm favourites for the floor and both come in a wide variety of colours and styles.
There are different types of ceramic and porcelain tiles and it is important to obtain the correct one which is suitable for flooring. All good tile stores and manufacturers will be able to select the correct tile for flooring options. Floor tiles installed correctly and treated appropriately will certainly last the test of time and in areas of high traffic this is vitally important.