Floor Tile Installation
If you are considering installing floor tiles anywhere in your home, then there are two important decisions you have to make. The first of those is what sort of material to choose for your tiles. And the second is how you will have them installed. We can help you with both of those decisions. We can guide you and advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials, and as a professional tile installer with many years of experience, we can ensure that your tiles are installed to the very best of standards.
Manmade or Natural?
The first choice you may decide to make is whether to go with manmade or natural materials for your floor tiles. The obvious attraction with natural materials, usually stone, is that they look amazing. They have very individual colors, tones, and textures. The downside is that they are easier to damage over time, with cracks or scratches commonplace. They will also need more attention in the future such as resealing or cleaning and polishing. The primary advantage of manmade materials is the affordability, followed closely by the far wider range of choices of colors they come in. However, manmade floor tiles lack the character of their natural counterparts.
So you’ve decided to go with natural floor tiles. The next part of the decision-making process is which natural material to choose. It can be confusing, but our professional team can discuss all the various pros and cons with you. Natural tiles usually have three sorts of finishes; polished, honed, or natural. Natural are more textured, polished have a higher sheen level, and honed tiles have a smooth matt finish. Popular natural stone materials include; granite (hard and durable), limestone (comes in great shaded but is liable to scratches and stains), slate (a great choice for kitchens), marble (beautiful finish which looks luxurious in bathrooms), and travertine (also a good bathroom choice). Speak to our experts about which material best suits your needs.
With so many choices of manmade floor tiles, it would be hard to cover them all here, so we’ll go over some of the main ones to give you a general idea. Terracotta gives a very rustic look and come in a range of earthier colors. Cement tiles are very durable but need sealed and are idea for areas with a large footfall. Glass tiles look great in bathrooms but are liable to scratching. Porcelain tiles are good at offering some of the features found with natural tiles. Quarry clay tiles are another durable option which are great for kitchens or even outdoors. There are a few other types which our experts can discuss with you.
Choose a Professional
Whichever tile type you eventually choose, it is crucial that you also choose a professional tile installer. Our team of professional installers will not only lay and install your tiles perfectly, but can advise on – and carry out – any additional treatments such as sealing. Give us a call today to find out more!