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6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Tile Floor

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Tile FloorDeciding which type of tile to use for your floor can feel overwhelming. With so many colors, sizes, styles, and textures available, how do you decide what you want to walk on every day for years to come? The good news is that we’re here to make it easier. Read on to learn about the six factors to decide on when choosing tile flooring.

  1. Where the tile will be installed
  2. One of the reasons that you see so much tile in bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways is because it’s durable, easy to clean, and water resistant. That said, choosing the type of tile for any of these rooms requires considering where they’ll be installed. For example, you wouldn’t want tiles that can get slippery on your shower floor.

  3. What colors will do for a room
  4. You do want to choose color based on what you like, but you also want to consider the effect it will have on a room. For example, dark tiles can make a room feel warmer, but they can also make a room feel smaller. You may choose a light color to make a room look larger, but it can show dirt more easily than darker colors. On the other hand, high-traffic areas are often tiled in variations of shades, which does a great job hiding dirt.

  5. What pattern you want
  6. It used to be that your budget would significantly limit the patterns available to you. That’s no longer the case. At Mission Tile West, we offer a wide range of tiles in virtually any type you can imagine. Just make sure that the pattern you choose will fit in with your home. For example, if you have a strong pattern on your walls, then adding a strong pattern to your floor can make a room look busy.

  7. What size will work best
  8. Larger tiles can make a room look bigger while smaller tiles can make a room feel more intimate. However, small tiles have more grout lines, which can also make them look more complex. Remember as well that larger tiles take less time to install compared with smaller tiles.

  9. Your preferred layout
  10. The way your tile is laid out will depend on how you want your room to look. Do you want the flooring to be stand out or do you want it to complement everything else? If you want a smaller room to look larger, uncomplicated tile layout is best. If you want your tile floors to be a focal point then you’ll want to consider a bolder layout, such as herringbone or checkerboard.

  11. The way your tiles will be spaced
  12. The last decision to be made before your tiles are laid is how you want them to be spaced. The further the space is between them, the more grout you’ll have. If you want a focal point floor, then adding colored grout can be a great way to draw attention to them.

If you’re in the market for high-quality tiles that will last for years to come, in a wide range of materials, colors, styles, and patterns, then you’re ready to talk to Mission Tile West. Stop by our showroom or give us a call at 626-799-4595 for more information.