The kitchen is one of most used rooms in your home, making the perfect kitchen floor tiles is an important decision if you're planning a remodelling project. There are seemingly limitless possibilities when it comes to residential floor tiles—and that of course includes kitchen floor tiles.
Since the kitchen tends to be a high-traffic area, you should avoid glossy residential floor tiles for the kitchen and opt for tiles that are durable and will provide good traction. There are a number of other factors to be considered when installing wall and floor tiles in your kitchen, including:
Where the Tiles Will Be Installed
Whether it's the backsplash for your stove, the wall, or the floor, you will need to decide where you will install new kitchen wall and floor tiles. Kitchen floor tiles can be used for countertops as well.
Know the Difference
"Tile" is not just a generic word that describes a material that can be laid over a surface. Wall and floor tiles can be made of any number of materials, the most popular being quarry, stone, vinyl, ceramic, porcelain, and glass. Ceramic and porcelain are popular options for kitchen floors and counters, and many homeowners choose glass for kitchen wall tiles or backsplashes. If you are uncertain, a professional flooring expert can help you decide on the best options for kitchen floor tiles.
Know Your Budget
Certain kitchen wall and floor tiles tend to be affordable, such as vinyl, but if you're opting for tiles made out of high-end materials, it is best to know your budget for your flooring project first. Consult with a provider of kitchen tiles before you start your project, as you want to be sure you will be able to afford to complete this important home improvement project with the best materials for your budget.
How Durable Does the Material Need to Be?
As mentioned earlier, kitchens tend to be high-traffic areas in the home, especially if you entertain guests regularly. That means you’ll want residential floor tiles that will stand up to your family's lifestyle, including kids passing through, pets, and spills. It’s very important to choose tiles that are clearly labelled "floor tiles," as tiles that are meant for the wall tend to be glossy and slippery.
However, when it comes to kitchen wall tiles for backsplashes, feel free to use material of your choosing, though of course it should be easy to clean (such as glass)!
Plan Your Flooring Project Carefully
When choosing floor and wall tiles, this is the one instance where you should unquestionably go to the professionals; though the current trend is for large tiles, they may not suit your space. Plan out how the tiles will be arranged so any motifs will not be broken by any wall sockets. And don't be afraid to mix and match! You’ll find a useful tile pattern guide here: http://www.centura.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/tile_patterns.pdf.
If you're installing kitchen wall tiles and floor tiles yourself, use the best equipment and determine how long the project will take. The kitchen is a busy room, so you want to know how long your family will have to work around the installation of the new kitchen floor tiles.
Whether you're looking for residential floor tiles or wall tiles, Centura Tile provides customers with a complete range of kitchen floor tiles designed to fit any budget. Whether you're looking for residential floor tiles that are affordable but durable or for wall tiles that are a bit more high-end, we have what you are looking for.