Natural Light & Ventilation should Influence your Choice of Kitchen Floor Tiles

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Every structural component in a home needs to be selected based on a plethora of factors. Kitchen floor tiles are no different. It is natural to focus on the cost of kitchen floor tiles, the material and design, also the colour and size. All these factors are important but so are others. The type of kitchen, its layout and total area, the types of appliances installed, traffic or load that the tiles must bear and several other elements must be considered as well. Two important factors are natural light and ventilation. Here are the reasons why natural light and natural ventilation should influence your choice of kitchen floor tiles. Continue reading “Natural Light & Ventilation should Influence your Choice of Kitchen Floor Tiles”

A Comprehensive Overview of Metro Wall Tiles

‘Metro wall tiles’ is a bit of a misnomer but it is a befitting description. It is a misnomer because the specific type of tiles that get classified in this category are only suited for the walls. There are no metro floor tiles as such. The description is pretty self explanatory. Metro stands for contemporariness. These wall tiles have modern designs but there is also an attempt to recreate the aesthetics of yesteryears. The most popular type of all metro wall tiles is the design that emulates brickwork. Brick walls have rarely been left bare in homes or commercial properties for decades now. However, stylised brick walls are common. Many restaurants, pubs and livings rooms, in some cases bedrooms too, have one bare brick wall for that classic natural look. Metro wall tiles usually notch up such aesthetics. Continue reading “A Comprehensive Overview of Metro Wall Tiles”

Everything you need to know about Rectified Kitchen Floor Tiles

You would come across various terms while shopping for kitchen floor tiles. You may already be familiar with ceramic and porcelain tiles. You will have to be familiar with vitrified and rectified kitchen floor tiles as well. Rectified tile is not a distinct material. Vitrified tiles are ceramic tiles but there is a difference in composition. Rectified tiles can be ceramic or porcelain and there would be no difference in composition. The only difference is in its exact size and hence shape. Vitrified tiles are so named because of the vitrification process involved. Rectified tiles are so named because of the rectification process. Continue reading “Everything you need to know about Rectified Kitchen Floor Tiles”

Pros and Cons of Ceramic and Vitrified Kitchen Tiles

Both ceramic and vitrified kitchen tiles come in a myriad of designs, sizes and colours. Ceramic would be relatively rougher & earthier and vitrified will be smoother & glossier. However, both can look aesthetically pleasing. Ceramic tiles can be glazed which provides additional protection. Vitrified tile does not need any glazing. You may like the appearance of one over the other. Aesthetics aside, there are some advantages and disadvantages of both ceramic and vitrified kitchen tiles. Continue reading “Pros and Cons of Ceramic and Vitrified Kitchen Tiles”

Why People Love Creative Mosaic Tiles

If you need just one reason to consider mosaic tiles, then it has to be the plethora of unique designs or artworks. Mosaic itself is a work of art, unlike other types of tiles where the best you can do is go for some patterns and distinct colours. Mosaic tiles would not be a whole different category without the artwork because it basically uses the same materials that are already used to make other tiles. Continue reading “Why People Love Creative Mosaic Tiles”