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Choose The Tile That Suits The Setting
Tiles are easy to clean durable material that could be laid on any smooth surface. Broadly, there are three
types of tiles available in the market – ceramic, porcelain and vitrified. They all come in different sizes, shapes
and colors. Depending on the place and area where the tile need to be placed in the home or commercial
setting, suitable tile is considered. For example a spacious living room could be laid with 600mm X 600mm
square floor tiles whereas kitchen floors are laid with smaller 300mm X 300mm tiles. Bathrooms floors could be
laid with non slippery glazed tiles and wall area could be laid with arbitrary tile pattern.
Ceramic tiles are available in many designs and in matte, glazed and glossy finishes. They are easy to clean
and install, are more sturdy, and provides a great value for the price. Designers also like ceramic tile because
its surface is ideal for painting. They are also more cheaper than vitrified tiles. Vitrified tiles are mix of ceramic
and porcelain tiles that have been subjected to a different burning process. Porcelain tiles are a variety of
ceramic tiles and are more stronger. extreme durability and water-resistant ability makes porcelain a common
Tiles can be used on walls and floors. The basic difference between the two is that wall tiles are more porous
and absorbs lot of moisture. Floor tiles on the other hand have less water absorption capacity and hence are
more solid and durable than the wall tiles. It's important to choose a floor tile that can stand up to the daily wear
Before selecting tiles for home, a person needs to analyze the functionality of each room, kitchen, balconies
and bathrooms and then pick up the tiles that addresses the need. Here are few styles and recommendations
suitable for home setting:
Living room: Choose the tiles that matches or contrast the color of the wall and the design and the color
scheme of the room. If the floor area of the living room is large enough, 600mm X 600mm or larger size are
recommended. However for area less than 350 sq.ft 300mm X 300mm sized tile would look good
Bedroom: Use colours and tiles that are not too bright and are elegant enough to look warm and inviting.
Wooden finish and natural stone tiles are also a good option
Kitchen: Choose either ceramic or porcelain tiles for kitchen walls as they are non-porous and are easy to
clean. Floor tiles could be any ceramic glossed tiles that are non-slippery
Others: Recommend tiles for bathroom, porsche and balconies are one with the natural stone finishes and
attributes to anti skidding abilities
Handyman Wimbledon are available for tile laying and servicing in the areas of Wimbledon. They are
responsible for carrying out property alterations and extensions, bathroom renovations, kitchen and exterior
modifications, landscaping, painting & light plumbing and other necessary repairs and maintenance work.
While installing tiles do consider for lighter options as they give the room more bigger and brighter look. Also
ensure that the grouting material is appropriately colored to match the color of the tiles. While installing tiles or
mosaic in bathrooms, do consider to add some water proofing material to avoid water leakage to the floor
below, in a multi storey apartment. To seal the edges, tiles are often supplemented by a special pvc strips that
matches with the color of the tiles. These are available in the market which could be used to give the edges a
smooth round finish. The cleanability, affordability and durability without fading makes tile a popular home