Marble tile flooring advice.

Marble tiles are known for their beauty and are considered the most luxurious tiles and they will certainly add real design and elegance to any home.

Marble tiles can and often are installed as floor tiles, although it has to be said that marble flooring is certainly the more expensive choice of tiles. If the area you are tiling is particularly large, installing marble tiles will certainly require a higher end budget.

There are lots of rooms where marble flooring is ideal such as bathroom floors, hallways and even living areas for home owners that prefer hard flooring as opposed to carpet flooring.  Marble tiles offer a cool flooring solution and are often used in hot countries where cool flooring offers comfort from very warm weather.

Marble tiles are beautiful and there is no mistaking that it is a sophisticated chic flooring solution but marble tiles need proper care and attention to ensure they maintain their pristine appearance.

There are the glazed and unglazed varieties of marble tiles, the glazed variety are hard with a smooth surface and they have the ability to resist stains.  The unglazed variety of marble tiles will not scratch but are not totally stain resistant and so extra care is needed to ensure the tiles remain stain free.

If special care is taken marble flooring will provide home owners with a versatile and beautiful floor tiling material.  Marble flooring will also be water resistant and thus a hygienic flooring solution for the home.

Marble flooring can be installed by home owners relatively easily but home owners need to ensure they have the correct tools to hand. If marble tiles are not installed correctly, there will almost certainly be problems with your flooring later on. There are many professional Tile installers who will be able to carry out the job professionally for a reasonable fee.

Marble flooring will certainly provide home owners with a versatile, hard wearing and beautiful floor tile solution but Marble tiles are the more expensive Tile material and will need extra care and maintenance than other tile materials. If all of these factors are considered, marble tiles are a great flooring material.

There are many different shades and colours of marble tiles and it is always advisable to have a good look around at the options available.  Marble tiles also come in different sizes and there are many designs that can be achieved with marble tiles.

Tile choice supply a wide range of tile choice for the walls and floors, we also supply underfloor heating systems. http://www.tilechoice.co.uk

Bathroom floor tile advice.

Home owners want to make an impression within their bathroom and floor tiles are one way that you can do that. The bathroom as a whole has to match and the design style you use must compliment the whole bathroom and not conflict. The bathroom floor will be a large part of your bathroom design style and there are many materials of tile you can choose to suit any design style. Many home owners like the wood effect tiles that create a real traditional feel, others like the minimalistic look and feel, the design you choose will largely rest on your personal preferences and the rest of your bathroom design.

It is true that the material of your floor tiles should be suitable for the bathroom and there are certain reasons for this. The floor tiles you choose have to be suitable for busy areas and areas where there is water and moisture and the floor tiles you select should always be low maintenance floor tiles that are easy to clean and maintain, this is especially important for busy family bathrooms that will see a lot of traffic and activity. Floor tiles that are high maintenance will be difficult to keep looking good and this can be tiresome over time.

The first choices that are ideal are ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles which are relatively cheap and inexpensive but cheap does not mean that they are of poor quality, not does it mean that their design styles are limited. There are many ceramic floor tile choices that offer and mimic other tile materials such as the wood effect ceramic tile which gives the home owner the look of wood with the durability of ceramic tile. Porcelain tiles have a wide colour and design choice and are absolutely ideal for bathroom floor tiles.

There are also natural stone floor tile solutions that fit in very nicely with bathroom design and although they may stretch the budget a little more than ceramic and porcelain tiles, many home owners feel the extra expense are worth the results. Granite and slate are floor tile solutions with slate tiles being very popular for both their design and functionality. Slate tiles come in many colour variations which will blend in with all decors and the darker slate floor tiles are very popular and sought after.

Slate floor tiles are heat resistant, scratch proof and slip resistant making them ideal for most rooms within the home. Slate tiles come in a variety of colours and choosing the darker colours of slate tiles means darker shades of grout can be used which will hide any marks and keep the floor area looking good. Slate tiles are also available in different sizes with the very large sizes being referred to as slate slabs. There is the option to use many design styles with slate floor tiles and the variations between tile shades only adds to the design finish of your floor tiles.

Take the time to look at the different bathroom floor tiles on offer and you may be surprised just how many tile materials are actually suitable for bathroom floor areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Tile choice supply a wide variety of tile choice for the walls and floors, we also supply underfloor heating systems. http://www.tilechoice.co.uk

General floor tile installation and floor tile advice.

Floor tiles are different to wall tiles due to their manufacturing process, floor tiles are generally heavier and stronger because they have to withstand the heavy floor traffic and because they are exposed to more knocks and accidents than wall tiles would be. Certain types of floor tile especially many natural stone floor tiles are often used on wall applications as long as the wall is stable enough and the substrate suitable. Natural stone wall tiles are very popular for their design features and are often installed as wall tiles with great results.

Floor tiles are manufactured to the highest of standards and will not break easily, ceramic tiles for example will not crack if something is dropped onto them on most occasions, of course there are instances where ceramic floor tile will chip or crack but in general they are incredibly strong and durable. The ceramic wall tiles come in many more variations with the glazed varieties of wall tiles being very popular, these wall tiles tend to have a shine but are not always practical for floor tile installation because they may become slippery when wet, the right ceramic floor tiles have to be installed to provide the correct functionality.

The grout you use for your floor tiles will also make a difference and many home owners are not always aware that there are different shades of grout. In general lighter shades of grout are used for lighter coloured tiles but staining and marking of grout may become a problem over time. Floor tile sealers are advised especially for many natural stone floor tiles but sometimes this is often not enough to stop the grout from becoming stained and some tile stores will advise that you think carefully about the grout colour you use.

There are darker shades of grout and medium shades that are better as far as functionality and cleaning is concerned.

The colour and design of the floor tiles you choose will largely depend on what type of style you like and prefer but the existing decor will also play a part and any floor tiles installed should match and compliment the wall tile design and the rest of the kitchen area. Darker coloured floor tiles are popular because there are many natural stone floor tile choices that incorporate darker colours, these are great for hiding any stains and marks but if the kitchen area is particularly dark or darker shades have been used on the walls, you may want to consider the best colour for the floor tile installation.

There are many floor tile choices that make great additions to the kitchen area in terms of design and functionality; these include ceramic floor tiles, many natural stone floor tiles and porcelain tiles. There are other options to explore and all good tile stores will have an abundance of floor tile choices to consider.

All good floor tile stores will be able to advise on floor tile installation and whether your floor tiles need sealing and any further floor tile advice.

Crown tiles supply a wide range of floor tiles and wall tiles, we also supply advice and information on tiles and tiling. http://www.crowntiles.co.uk