Choosing the Right Tile Size

Choosing the Right Tile Size
If you haven’t already noticed, when you use a large tile in a small room, it makes the room appear bigger.  Some people assume the opposite and want to use smaller tiles in smaller rooms. Tile size is just as important as its color, texture and lighting when designing an area.

Choose the Right Tile for the Job

Make sure that the tile products you buy, specify or install in interior or exterior applications are suitable for the intended use.

Tiles in wet applications should be slip-resistant and meet the minimum industry standards.  Beware, however, not to choose tiles that are too abrasive as they will cause maintenance issues in that they’ll require more frequent cleaning and will be difficult to clean.

Tiles in high-traffic applications should be durable enough to withstand the amount of wear and tear they’ll be subjected to.

When in doubt ask the manufacturer to provide written verification that a particular tile will be suitable for its intended use.  Perform quality assurance testing to verify the manufacturers’ claims.  Also, have the client sign a disclaimer that they understand the limitations of the product they’ve selected.

When it comes to flooring materials, tile is one of the most popular options for spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom. This is due to the durability that tile offers as well as its resistance to things like heat and water.

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