PRLog - Feb. 10, 2010 - CROOK, U.K. -- Floor tiles are perfect for any household as it not only gives a fashion statement but is also value for money. In the present scenario, each home maker has a distinct taste and preference when it comes to interior decoration of their houses, and the market is flooded with several varieties of tiles to cater to this demand.
Initially selecting the perfect floor tile can prove to be a mammoth task, if you first start thinking about laying your floor. A volley of questions baffles your mind ranging from the right kind of tile to the price and so on. When it comes to size, larger floor tiles require a lot less grout which makes the tiles much quicker to lay and easier to maintain and clean.
Bigger sized tiles obviously give you the benefit of a lesser number of tiles. This will in no way reduce your expenditure, but it does make laying them hassle-free. Irrespective of the tiles you choose, you should ensure that your floor is completely flat. Even a slight irregularity in the floor can result in corners of larger tiles projecting from the floor. Therefore it becomes important for you to figure out the correct size of the tiles.
Normally, most of the houses are done with either ceramic or travertine tiles. Although both the tiles have similar application areas but the ceramic tiles scores much higher. Contrary to other decorative items, ceramic tile do not fade and are able to retain their colour, despite consistent exposure to lights. On the other hand, Travertine tiles are more on the artistic side as this kind of natural stone come in a variety of finishes from honed, honed and filled, polished and natural.
These tiles have the caliber to completely transform the look and feel of your rooms. It adds oodles of beauty to the otherwise dull flooring and makes it very attractive. Being a softer material as compared to granite, it is not advisable for kitchen countertops, as it will be more prone to get stain. To ensure the longevity of floor tiles, you need to be careful on certain grounds, such as avoid using acidic or alkaline cleaner as they can spoil the glossy finish of the tiles, clean the stains immediately and while installation handle the tiles with proper care as a little carelessness can easily damage these delicate articles.
The advent of Internet has made exploring the various tiles available on the stores quite easy. A number of online stores are offering these items on their websites. You can also procure these tiles from affiliate websites. Here, you can also compare the prices of various tiles offered by various companies. After which you can choose the best one for yourself according to your requirements. Moreover, information about these tiles can also be obtained from other websites. From these sites, you can get technical information about the tiles as well the best place to buy them.