Advice and aspects to consider when choosing floor tiles.

There are certain aspects of choosing floor tiles that home owners have to be aware of and lots of things to consider before you make your final choice.
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Jan. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- There are certain aspects of choosing floor tiles that home owners have to be aware of and lots of things to consider before you make your final choice. Home owners all too often look at the appearance of floor tiles first and place all emphasis on the design factor of the floor tile but there are other aspects of choosing floor tiles that are just as important to consider.
Always consider where you are installing your floor tiles and the wear and tear of any chosen floor tiles, for busy areas where there are high levels of foot traffic home owners need to choose a floor tile that will withstand that traffic and still maintain its appearance. There are some great floor tiles on the market that are very strong, durable and have the correct PEI rating which tells us which floor tile is most suitable for their intended area.

Always choose floor tile colours and designs wisely, lighter colours will work much better where there is less natural light but home owners also want to choose a floor tile colour that won’t obviously show up lots of dirt and marks. Home owners can opt for natural colours which most of the natural stone floor tiles will offer. Natural stone floor tiles will bring the natural into the home and there are many to choose from. Always ensure with natural stone floor tiles which include granite tiles, slate tiles, marble tiles and travertine tiles that you are aware of the installation procedures that have to be carried out for proper installation. Natural stone will also need to be sealed to protect them from any damage and this will need to be repeated after approximately 2-5 years. Although natural stone floor tiles have different preparation procedures that may push up installation costs, they are a very practical and beautiful floor tile solution.

Darker coloured floor tiles can be used especially over large floor areas and where there is lots of natural light; darker coloured floor tiles also work well when there are lots of neutral tones in the room and lighter furniture which will add a real contrast. If you don’t have lots of natural light and the floor area is particularly small, home owners can opt for lighter and neutral tones on the larger body of the floor area and use darker border tiles to add extra tile style and design.
Always pay attention to the floor tile grout you choose because this will make a difference to the maintenance and cleaning of any tiles and grout. A grout colour that is as close to the tile shade has to be chosen but always remember that the grout can become discoloured over time too and will need to be cleaned and maintained also.

When choosing floor tiles always remember that you are also making an investment and one that will last a lifetime if installed and chosen with care. Home owners very often save a large proportion of their budget of floor tiles because they make a real presence, are a large part of the room and they have a very important job to do. Always choose floor tiles with care and choose a design and style that you are completely happy with, this ensures that they will last for a long time and wear well.

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Tile choice supply a wide range of floor tiles and wall tiles including bathroom and kitchen tiles, we also supply underfloor heating systems.
Source:Claire Warrington
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