Decorating any room takes time, effort, creativity and most of all individuality. Tiles are functional and hard wearing making them a cost effective, attractive solution for the home. Floor and wall talls are readily available and can be maintained with little effort.
Porcelain and ceramic tiles have been prevalent for many years and were often styled in wealthy houses as fashion statements and as testimonials to the upper class. Proving to be talking points, a well known magazine would publish images of the best designed kitchens and bathrooms for readers to swoon over.
Today tiles are the norm and are incorporated into the design of certain rooms within the home. They can be purchased cheaply in order to achieve a basic, modest effect, middle of the range to give a design that extra zest, or top of the range where you most certainly get what you pay for. Whichever range is within your budget, tiles provide a fashionable look and a preventative measure towards damp.
Your choice of tile will depend on the perspective you see the room in which you are dressing. You may favour the modern aspect of bright, bold or block colours or delve into the past choosing art deco or busy but radiant designs. Whichever design you opt for you can be sure to achieve a unique and fresh room full of cordiality and ambience.
Tiles can be purchased in many shapes, sizes, colours and designs from natural stone tiles to marble, slate, terracotta, porcelanosa, travertine and ceramic. Depending on your taste will depend on the feel and look of the tile. It can be smooth and shiny, matt, or grainy and bumpy. The choice is all down to the individual and can reflect your personality or simply envelop the tactility of the room.
An alternative to the above selection of tiles is a much smaller tile. Made up of large slate coloured wall tiles and a whole section of mosaic wall tiles I changed my bathroom into a stunning, tranquil environment where having a bath has been made a magnificent experience. With the perfect lighting and under floor heating, the indulgence was well worth the cost.
Requiring patience and precision in order to achieve the desired result, you can choose to leave the laying of the tiles to professionals or give it a go yourself. My only advice when going it alone is to do your research first. Ensure you prepare surfaces and always use the correct tools. Keeping this in mind you should have no problems and the end result will be a flawless room.
Floor tiles look delightful and if in a bathroom can be warmed through by underfloor heating. If this is too expensive an option then a fluffy bath mat will always do the trick. Floor tiles are easily swept and mopped in a short space of time and last an age. Wall tiles are also easily maintained and require a wipe over with a damp cloth once each week. Whichever tiles you choose you can design your blank canvas to suit your style, ideals and personality.