How to Decide Which Size Tile Works for Your Space How to Decide Which Size Tile Works for Your Space

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When you are picking new tile for your floor, there are a lot of things you have to keep in mind, such as the tile size. Nowadays there are many tiles of various designs on the market. The article below will provide you with some tips for choosing the right size tile for the right space.

Step 1 - Choosing the Nature of the Tile

Most people choose ceramic tiles, but they may not always be the best choice. Although ceramic tiles are durable and easy to clean, they are not the best option for large bathrooms because they create a cold environment, especially in the winter months. Ceramic tiles aren’t suitable for a small entry ways because they are very slippery.

Step 2 - Choosing The Right Size, Style, and Texture

You can order tiles of any size, texture, or style, but you must keep in mind where they are going to be set and choose your style and size accordingly. The most common size for tiles is 1.5-feet.

If you have a small room, it is wise to choose small tiles; otherwise, they will look like floor panels. If you have a large room, use large tiles because small tiles will make the room look too busy. Texture should be chosen in line with the theme of the room. If you are creating a rustic theme, then the best choice is a natural looking tile. Remember that the smoother the surface, the more slippery it is. If you have children or seniors in the home, it is best to choose a non-slip surface.

Step 3 - Installation and Maintenance

When choosing floor tiles, keep the installation and the maintenance in mind. Use the proper bonding agents for the material, size, and texture of the tile. Keep in mind how much it will it cost to maintain the floor. The bigger the room, the higher the maintenance cost.

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