The Floor Tiles Buying Guide…
Tiles are one of the best options when it comes to flooring, as they are durable and easy to maintain. They come in an array of choices in terms of quality, size, texture, designs, and color.
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There are various factors to be considered buying floor tiles. Here they go.

  • Determining Sizes -

    Floor tiles come in various shapes like square, rectangle, and hexagonal. Square shape is the most popular one, which is generally ½ - ¾ inches thick and its dimensions can be 4x4 to 24x24 inches. You can choose the size according to the look you desire in your room. Larger tiles give a spacious feel when compared to smaller ones.

  • Determine the space -

    Floor tiles have a wide range and it is not necessary that every tile is suitable for every room. Before moving further, make sure you know about your room and which tile will suit it. For instance, for bathrooms you should use vitrified anti-skid tiles.

  • Selecting colors -

    Choosing the right color is a tricky task. Take the one that blends well to the theme of the room. For a small sized room, go for light colors as they make the space look big and airy.

Floor tiles are available in a variety of qualities, each imparting its own features. The most popular and widely used tiles include:

  • Ceramic –

    Ceramic is a widely used tiles made from natural clay, minerals, water, and treated with fire and colors to obtain the final product. They are available in a wide variety of colors and designs and provide a glossy finish.
  • Porcelain –

    Sturdier than ceramic, easy to clean and wide range of options, porcelain is versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
  • Stone –

    Made using natural stones like marble, limestone and granite, these are highly durable, sturdy, stain resistant and water resistant tiles. Best part- they provide a natural feel to the space.
  • Though budget is important but don’t compromise on price while buying tiles. It is a long term investment and compromising can lead to future disappointment.
  • Grout lines should easily blends with tiles order to make them look more effective and appealing.
  • Ensure that the floor tile you choose come with a PEI rating (Porcelain and Enamel Institute's wear rating) which gives you an insight about the abrasion level and suitability of the tile.