KEY PIECE OF PUZZLE TILES CAN TRANSFORM A HOME GET THE RIGHT TILE
Tiling can make or break the look of any space. Consider these points when buying tiles:
When deciding on colour, remember that light colours will make a small/dark room appear bigger and brighter.
Don’t be afraid to use bright colours and designs. These can work well as splashbacks or as an outstanding entrance feature.
Never compromise on quality. See tiles as investment.
Buy some extra tiles to allow for cuts and breakages and ensure that you always have the same batch and shade of tile for later use.
Choose a tile grout colour that will blend in with your tiles.
Bigger is not always better. If your wall or floor requires lots of tile cutting, it is better to choose smaller tiles for better flow. A TILER’S work might seem like an insignificant part of a building project but it plays a huge role in the overall look.
“A tiler has a lot more responsibility than just putting down the tiles . . . at times we have to pick tiles for customers as well,” wall and floor tiler Adeleke Nurudeen Abiodun said.
“The great variety of tile designs and colours available today are easy to confuse anyone . . . sometimes homeowners don’t know where to begin.
“We try and help them as much as possible about suitability, what’s on trend and practicality.
“At the end of the project, the homeowner will look at their tiled surface for along time . . . we need to be proud of what we delivered.’’
Mr Abiodun, who works for Belcastro Designer Tiling, regards his work as art for the home.
He has been a tiler for almost four years and said he loved his work as each project presented its own challenges.
“Every job may look the same but can be very different. Either the specification is different, the size differs or the types of tiles are different,’’ he said.
Mr Abiodun said tiling in bathrooms could be complicated (with fittings and pipes to negotiate) but kitchens (floors and splashbacks) were pretty straightforward.
Tiling a masterpiece Abiodun on a job.