Tiles form an integral part of the ambience in any space, be it commercial or residential. Whilst this may be a choice that may leave you in a state of absolute confusion, this one decision will actually decide the fate of your homes. There are innumerable options available in the market for different types of tiles, be it designs, colours, sizes, patterns, textures, materials; you name it and you shall have it! But you must take your time and choose the kind of tiles that suit your preference, tastes and budgets. When you enter any space, the very first place you lay your feet upon your eyes would be on the flooring. Tiles are also a great factor that add to the luxe and lavish quotient of your homes. Let’s find out how they play such a huge role in doing so.
Tiles are available in stylish patterns, right from gradient tiles to marble look tiles, to carving tiles to mosaic tiles, the options are plenty. When you choose to have tiles that exude opulence and luxe, it just beautifies the home even more. These days there are so many choices available for the customer to choose from. There are ceramic digital wall tiles, double charged and vitrified tiles like dissolvable salt, glazed porcelain tiles, wooden tiles. Tiles are also available according to their specific use like outdoor tiles, bathroom wall tiles, bathroom floor tiles, kitchen wall tiles and so on. Glazed tiles have this marvellous sheen that is best for places that require that grandeur like restaurants, boutique hotels and so on.
Variety Of Colours:
Tiles are of course available in almost all colours in different hues for the needs of every user. When we speak of elegant looking spaces, we often see these spaces use colours that are neutral. Shades of white, beige, brown and grey are the most widely used colours as these are super versatile and blend in with the design aesthetics of any home without taking too much effort. From bright luminous hues to warm tone, these natural shades offer a much understated and well deserved luxury and elegance to the homes.
When we speak of environmentally friendly flooring options then a few that come to mind, apart from tiles are natural stone, marble, travertine, quartz, to name a few. Tiles are made from eco-friendly materials like sand, glass and normal stones too. Whilst wooden tiles are also a great option to have for flooring, they are not an environmentally friendly option as they do more harm than good in the process of obtaining wood.
Floor maintenance can be a difficult task to do, especially if you have little ones or pets running around the house. Cleaning a tiled flooring is the quickest and easiest task that needs no extra effort or elbow scrubbing to prevent it from staining. All it needs is a clean-wet mop and it is as good as new. This is even better for spaces that tend to get dirty like entryways and kitchens.
Tiles are incredibly durable and offer a lasting resistance to wear and tear. Compared to other flooring options like wooden flooring or carpets, tiles have a long life, they do not wear out easily and they do not need any recurring replacements, which is also a huge cost saver. Their endurance to heavy foot traffic is phenomenal and in case of breakage or damage, they are easily replaceable.
Unlike carpets, tiles are easy to clean and they do not harbour dust particles and bacteria because they have low porosity and they do not absorb any spillage. It is very easy to wipe off spills and dust from a tiled floor without compromising the look of the flooring. The best way to clean tiles is by simple mopping and sweeping. Having a flooring that cleans easily is one of the best gifts you can give yourself so that there is no unnecessary stress about keeping the flooring clean.
Tiles that are available these days come in very elegant colours and designs, one that brings a touch of class and sophistication to your homes. Sometimes, the biggest mistake we make is to neglect what is rather important and to not give credit where credit is due, which is to the flooring. It is the largest part of any space and it needs to look the best. Choose tiles that bring in that sense of luxury and richness in your homes and make them look magnificent.
If you live in a place where the winters are harsher than you’d imagine and if you are considering having an integrated underfloor heating system installed, then tiles are a great choice of flooring to have. Not only are tiles easy to install, they are also energy efficient and will give you the space and the freedom to design your homes as per your taste.
If we think of any flooring that is timeless and luxurious, one of the first names that come to our minds is marble. Marble is known for its timeless beauty and its eternal designs. But marble is an expensive flooring choice and it may not fit in the budgets of every homeowners renovation project. Thanks to the modern day innovation today, you can now get your hands on marble look tiles that are affordable and give you the resemblance of a marble flooring at home. What is even better is that the tiles come with very low maintenance as opposed to marble that needs to be taken care of. Exposure to abrasives and water can leave stains on the marble as it is a natural stone and is slightly more porous compared to tiles. Now get the opulence of a marble in the form of tiles!
Mix and match is a trend that is raging these days. This means there are no boundaries when it comes to a little bit of experimentation. If you want your house to exude luxury and a quaint rustic modern edge, then you can pair your marble look tiles with wood look tiles to give that beautiful contrast and the perfect balance between warm and cool. If you’re someone who chooses to be a safe player, you can opt for marble look tiles through and through, which will create the illusion of a bigger space in your homes and at the same time make it look pristine.
When you’re looking at remodelling your homes, one basic aspiration for all homeowners is that the homes need to look elegant and sophisticated. The money that you spend on remodelling needs to show its worth through the beauty and magnificence of the homes and that is achieved only with interiors that are done thoughtfully. Adding the right floor tiles in the right shade will truly reflect the lavishness of the way your homes have been designed.
Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.