13 Jan 2018
In the middle of building a new home, or considering building one in the New Year? Our top tips will keep you informed on why you should be thinking about your kitchen door before your tiles!
We recommend that you only consider new tiles when your floors are being poured, taking into consideration moisture generally floors can be tiled 6-8 weeks after pouring. There are also a wide range of different factors which must be taken into consideration when you’re thinking about buying the perfect tiles for your perfect, newly built home. Some of the obvious ones which spring to mind include:
Budget & Quality
Is it really budgeting feasible to have marble or quartz in every room of the house? Sure you may have to make some sacrifices, but it’s important not to go too far in the opposite direction when deciding your final floor. Cheaper tiles might help lower your budget, but it’s likely to be only a temporary fix. Cheaper tiles often results in lower quality tiles, which are prone to damage, or discolouring. Tearing up your new builds floor a few months after everything is “complete” can always be a disheartening experience.
Our tiles are always tested to assure that they are the utmost quality, so you can be sure that during your house warming party, your guests can keep their high heels on, without you worrying about them bringing up chunks of tile.
Your teenage daughter may be trying to convince you that all black is totally the way to go for your home, but our in house designers know that there is more to a home than the gothic vibe. You may have the idea of your perfect home colour in your head, but in reality, styles and final decisions often change. Having an idea of your colour scheme is important, which is why we recommend that new builds bring a sample of their kitchen door with them, and to have an idea of their kitchen appliance colour, to help our in-house designers make the best, informed decision when offering a selection of tiles.
It’s important that you know exactly where your tile is going and what it’s going to be used for. We won’t recommend the same tile for a kitchen floor as we would for a shower wall. It’s important that you know exactly where you’re placing tiles, so we can take things such as slip resistance, water resistance and traffic into consideration when we’re making you a recommendation on your tiles. Your ideal floor tile may be beautiful, but it could quickly become a death trap under foot when wet, or lose its colour/pattern with heavy foot traffic.
The size of the room can often dictate the style that you finally decide to go with. But the size of the tile should also be taken into consideration. With smaller tiles, grout lines may become much more noticeable, which could result in more expensive grout becoming a very viable option. Alternatively, larger tiles will have less grout lines, meaning that less grout will have to be purchased overall to finish the job. This is also important to consider when managing the projects budget.