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How to Choose the Right Wall Tile for Your Home

Wall tiles come in many different sizes, colours and patterns. It can be overwhelming when facing the task to choose the right wall tiles for your bathroom, kitchen or any other areas. We have put together some tips for you to use when choosing the right wall tiles for your project. Here they are in no particular order.

NEUTRAL = LARGER

Always keep in mind that neutral colours and larger tiles can make a small room seem larger, as well as making it easier and quicker to lay and grout. Less grout means less cleaning needed.

RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR SPACE

Consider the space you are trying to cover before you choose the wall tiles. For flat areas larger tiles provides a more tidy appearance. For small or curved areas mosaic tiles would be a good choice for their flexibility.

Genesis

Float Black
Float Red
Float White
Plain Black
Plain Red
Plain White
Stellar Black
Stellar Red
Stellar White

Matang

Cappucino
Charcoal
Chocolate
Dark Grey
Dune
Greige
Latte
Light Bianco
Light Grey
Mid Grey
White
Zinc

USE SPECIFIC WALL TILES

Stick to tiles that are specifically made for walls. Tiles made for floors only are often too heavy to work on walls. Although there are some exceptions, most wall tiles are lighter to allow fixing easier.

CHOOSE YOUR GROUT WISELY

Darker grouts are preferred for kitchens, as they will hide stains from accidents such as grease splatters. Lighter grout is generally preferred for areas that are frequently cleaned and where lighter tiles are used, such as the shower. Of course also consider the colour scheme of both the tiles and the area in general.

ACCENTUATE YOUR STYLE

Combine rectangular wall tiles with  mosaics to complement the colour of the furniture or fitting and provides a subtle accent. Little splashes of colour here and there will bring a whole new dimension to the look of your room. However, try to use sparingly to keep the clutter to minimum. In saying that, a feature wall on one side of your room could be using a whole different material and colour for a different feel.

Porcelain Mosaics

Hexagon Black 23x23
Hexagon Black 51x51
Hexagon White 23x23
Hexagon White 51x51
Penny Round Black D19
Penny Round White D19
Square Black 48x48
Square Black 97x97
Square White 48x48
Square White 97x97

Deco

Barres Carrara
Barres Nero Marquina
Diamant Carrara
Diamant Nero Marquina
Formes Carrara
Formes Nero Marquina
Herringbone Carrara
Herringbone Nero Marquina
Pyramid Carrara
Pyramid Nero Marquina

Finger Mosaics

Flat black
Flat Coffee
Flat Light Grey
Flat White
Speckle Beige
Speckle Dark Blue
Speckle Green
Speckle Light Blue
Speckle Light Grey
Speckle White

CREATE SPACE

Using white wall tiles, as opposed to colour or pattern tiles, can generate illusion of space as your eyes are not constraint to focus on a pattern or specific colour. So for smaller rooms, consider using white or other colour as light as possible so the room will seem bigger than it is.

EASIER TO CLEAN

Cover more areas in the kitchen wall with wall tiles as they are not only useful for keeping water away but also easy to clean and are a great way to add style to your kitchen. Generally speaking, tiles are easier to clean than painted concrete or timber.

MODERN OR SOFT

Rectified tiles add modern feel to a room, while cushioned edge wall tiles soften the look of the room. Rectified edges are when the tiles cut to exact sizes allowing the tiles to be laid closely. The other advantage of rectified tiles is there will be less grout for dirt and grime to stick on, which means less cleaning required.

Of course, whatever wall tiles you recommend to your customers, always make sure they are of good quality!

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