Choosing the Best Tile for your New Perth Home

Let’s talk tiles!

A key stage in any Pre-Start journey

Choosing tiles can be the most exciting aspect of a new build. There are so many shapes, sizes, patterns, colours and textures out there. Selecting the tiles that suit your style can really change the character of your home. Today, we are exploring the topic of tiles, and how to choose the right tiles for your Perth home.

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Why Tiles?

There are many options for tile materials. You can choose from a wide range of colours, textures, and sizes. This will allow you to find the right tiles for your home. Because it is durable, tile is the best choice for bathrooms and kitchens. It is resistant to stains, scratches, and water damage. It is also easy to clean. You can sweep away dirt and keep the tile looking new by using a mop with a cleaner once a week. Tile is a great combination of beauty and functionality that cannot be beaten. 

The Tile Selection Process

How does tile selection fit into the overall scheme of your custom home design? Your Pre-Start Consultant, with the help of your stylist and Perth custom builders at our Tile Expo, can help you with any aspect of construction and will help you choose the right tile for you. Our expert will arrange a meeting with you to walk through the showroom and look at the options. They will also answer any questions that you may have. Here at the tiles expo, the custom builders in Perth have a massive range on display so you can see them up close and get to touch and feel them.  

Each custom home design will have a different time frame for selecting flooring tiles. Sometimes everything can be completed in one day. Other customers might need multiple meetings and several days to reach a decision. You may prefer to take samples home or make all your decisions in one meeting. This is a major decision, so take as much time as necessary. 

Selecting the Best Tile Style

It is important to consider function when choosing the tile material. Although handmade tiles may look great, it’s important to remember that they aren’t easy to clean and can be easily damaged, especially in high-traffic areas.  

Let’s look at the different types of tiles: 

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are dense, non-porous, and very durable. They are slip-resistant, stain-resistant, and fire-resistant. These tiles are ideal for bathrooms with moderate to light traffic. 

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles can be denser than ceramic tiles and are therefore harder. These tiles are ideal for pets and areas with high traffic. They are easy to maintain and resistant to scratches and stains. 

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are easier to lay and don’t require regular sealing. 

Stone and Handmade Tiles

Natural stones are porous and require frequent sealing to prevent corroding. This tile can also be stained or damaged by harsh cleaning chemicals. 

Mosaic Tiles

Because of the number of grout lines required to lay mosaic tiles, they are difficult to clean and maintain. Mosaic tiles are more slippery when wet. Check the slip resistance standards to make sure the tile is suitable for your bathroom. 

This stunning tile could be used as a backsplash or accent in a shower cavity to add a splash of colour.

Consider Size

Consider the size of your space when selecting your tiles. Large-format tiles are best for smaller rooms. You can make the space feel larger and brighter with lighter or neutral colours. For example, if the bathroom is on the smaller side, floor-to-ceiling tiles can be used to draw the eye upwards. 

You can use accent tiles in larger bathrooms to create zones. Or a different feature tile can be added to visually divide the room and create a more purposeful design flow. 

Consider what Colour is Best

Your rooms can also be influenced by colour. Although darker colours can bring warmth, drama, and atmosphere, they can also be used to enclose the space. On the other hand, light colours add a sophisticated yet simple touch. These colours can also help make your room feel larger and brighter.

It is very easy to change the colour of towels or decor, but tiles you are unlikely to change. Make sure you love the selection and that it will work with many other colours.

The Perfect Style for You

Is the home a contemporary masterpiece? Or is it a peaceful country homestead? Maybe your home is eclectic? Whatever your home style is, you’ll want your tiles to go in theme with that. Tiles vary widely, so if you’re able to have a clear idea of exactly what you want to achieve then you’ll be kilometres ahead. A modern home can have a sleek clean look with a stylish polished. You might opt for a timber looking tile if your home is a more country design.

Domination Homes is here to help

We recommend you carefully plan and research your tile options before you make your decision based on your needs, desires, and practicality. Domination Homes wants to make this custom home design process simpler for you. For any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are a Perth custom builder who cares.