Choose the right tile for your space with this handy advice
MATT Or GLOSS?
A matt finish is perfect for a modern, industrial feel, whereas a gloss finish is a more classic option, plus it also helps to reflect light around your space. You can even choose metallic tiles for instant glamour. FLAT Or bevelled? Choose flat edges for a contemporary look, or opt for bevelled edges for a traditional, country-style feel.
CONTRASTING Or matching grout?
Dark grouting on pale tiles makes each tile pop and highlights the pattern, whereas matching grout creates a calm, seamless look. For a simple yet effective update to a kitchen or bathroom, regrout your existing tiles in a new colour – you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. did YOU KNOW? ‘When tiling a wall with metro tiles, always start from the centre line of the wall and work outwards. That way, the cut pieces at the edges will be symmetrical,’ says rob maltman at Walls and Floors. ‘Smaller h7.5xw15cm metro tiles are great for a more snug and traditional look, while larger h10xw30cm metro tiles help make a room feel larger.’
bear in mind...
Inexpensive tiles don’t necessarily mean low quality. However, it’s a good idea to see a sample before buying so you can check the colour, finish and quality.