When it comes to kitchen flooring, the options are vast. If you’re in the process of remodelling your kitchen, at some point you’ve probably been overwhelmed by the amount of choice at your disposal. The design and style of your kitchen are very important, and most people only have one shot to get it right. So it’s easy to feel lost in a sea of colour swatches, samples and texture choices.Kitchen Wall Tiles Cape Town
What floor you choose, is of course, very important, because of its ability to tie a room together. Along with your choice of the wall colour, floors will have the single greatest impact on the overall look and feel of your space. Without direction, you can end off with a kitchen that feels disjointed. Never fear, let’s cut through the clutter and simplify the process.
3 Rules to follow when selecting kitchen tiles
Go for durability
Kitchen renovations are big investments, so durability is key when picking your kitchen tile. Kitchens are often the most-used rooms in the house, so pay careful consideration to how you use your space. Although most kitchen tile is resilient, it still requires love and attention, and the longevity of each material differs. Make sure you purchase floor tile that is actually intended for use as ‘floor tile’. If you choose a wall tile for a floor, often the coefficient of friction will be too low, resulting in a tile that is too slippery for walking.
Opt for a tile that has a slightly raised pattern, or texture to it to allow for a safer kitchen floor. These tiles also tend to be more durable options. In the end, you need something that can handle everyday wear and tear and still look great.
Match your cabinetry
One of the main features in your kitchen is the cabinetry. Your cabinets often determine the overall ‘look’ of your space. The cabinet finish you choose can help determine your kitchen tile choice, as they will need to live in harmony to create a cohesive design. Think about colour and contrast when making a decision.
Do you want to use the same colour throughout, or go for opposite ends of the spectrum? Both can have an impact when done correctly. Bring a sample of your cabinet finish to the store when selecting your tile. You won’t regret planning ahead.
Choose easy-to clean-tiles
Most people choose tile flooring because it’s easy to clean. This is a super important consideration. As space where you prepare, cook and enjoy your meals – cleanliness is should always be top of mind. Talk with your local tile expert about their selection of easy-to-clean tiles. You’ll want to choose something that won’t stain or crack easily.
Clay and limestone are great options, and they’re fired to look like natural stone. Quarry tile is more expensive than more traditional ceramic, but it’s quite striking in the right setting. Keep in mind that some tiles will require special cleaning solutions to clean, so read up about cleaning practises before making a decision.
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