Tile Selection Basics

Tile Selection Basics

Tile Selection Basics

Your new home is almost there. The roof is done, the house’s structure is all set, the only thing you need to take care of now are the interiors. You meet up with your designer as you go through the different long-term designs that need to be fixed into your new home. As overlooked as tiles may seem, they now prove to be the most important. These are going to serve as the foundational design of your home. The ambiance and look of your home are highly dependent on the quality and look of the tiles you select. Whether it be for the floor, the wall or the backsplash, the design and its look has now become of the utmost importance. Let’s take you through our best tips for tile selection.

Down to the basics:

What your space needs is the most important variable to consider when choosing a tile. Make sure to answer the following questions when considering: How durable does my tile need to be? Will it need to withstand water or just the every day dirt? How often will my tile need cleaning? (Let’s face it, if we can avoid cleaning altogether, we would)


Tiles vary in sizes and designs. Some well known tile sizes are 300x600 mm, 600x600mm and 800 x 800 mm. We suggest that you connect with your interior designer so you guys can map out the exact size of your tiles to fit the space that you have.

Colors are important:

Colors and designs are what makes tile decision making very important. We suggest that you choose light colored, basic designs to make it easy on the eyes. While for a more trendy, upscale look, try mixing and matching some heavy-handed colors and mosaic tiles designs to really make your space pop.

Grouting 101

It was a trend at one point where contrast grouting was a thing. Preferably, we would recommend grout that matches the color of your tile. Have thin grout lines and make them blend in as much as possible.