Choosing features for your new home can be really exciting. It allows you to feel a part of the building process and it lets you make important decisions about the look and feel of your home.
When it comes to wall and floor tiles, there are a number of factors to consider. Tiles can make up a majority of your home and are difficult to replace. Make sure you don’t experience tile regret by following our fast guide.
With so many types of tiles to choose from, it can be tricky to make the right choice for your new home. Each tile type comes with a different look and price tag, so it’s important to find a style that suits both your home and budget. Here are some modern tiles you might consider:
- Ceramic: Ceramic tiles continue to be a popular choice of tiling. Because they are glazed, they often stand out with a rich colour and they’re great for wall trim and low traffic areas. They are reasonably hard wearing but can chip or crack so be wary when using them as floor tiles in high-traffic areas of the home.
- Stone: Stone has a more natural look and is very much in style, particularly in bathrooms and kitchen splashbacks. Authentic stone products such as marble and granite are expensive and offer a luxurious look for your home.
- Porcelain: Porcelain tiles are perfect for the floor. They’re hardier than ceramic tiles and even if they do chip, they can be ground down slightly to be repaired. Porcelain tiles come in a variety of colours and textures and are well suited for those who are looking to ensure they have good quality flooring at an affordable price.
- Glass: Glass tile looks chic and beautiful – they’re ideal for kitchen splashbacks and as a starring feature in your bathroom. Glass is easy to clean and it makes your space shine just a little bit more.
Regardless of what tile type you choose, one thing you will need to consider is grout colour. Light coloured grout can really freshen up the look of a place but it can also become discoloured over time and may need cleaning by a professional on a regular basis. Dark grout generally goes well with tiles of darker tones and can offer a rich, earthy look.
Your tile colour will make a difference to your home’s overall look. Keeping it consistent throughout the dry and wet areas will allow for a seamless appearance that flows through the home. When choosing your tile colour, factor in the colour of the rest of your home and seek advice from a professional.
New Living Homes is Sydney’s expert in sustainable, affordable and desirable home designs. From beautiful open plan spaces to vibrant alfresco areas, we can help you choose the wall and floor tiles that best suit your style and budget. To find out more about our home designs and house and land packages, contact New Living Homes today.