Tiling - Popular tile choices for your home

TilingTiling is a durable and low maintenance choice if you are looking to replace flooring or walls in your property. It is more commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms as it provides a damp, and to some extend, heat resistant surface.

Styles, materials and sizes vary greatly so there is something to suit each individual need, both in terms of colour, material and cost. Whatever look you’re setting out to achieve, there will be a tile to fit the bill. Perhaps you want something with a bit of wow to help make a statement, brighten a dull and uninspired space or simply just fancy a change. Regardless of whether you’re looking for kitchen tiles, tiles to spruce up your new bathroom or need to update your floor and wall tiling, you’ll be able to choose from a vast range.

Aside from their aesthetic value, another one of the main benefits of having a tile surface – be it for your walls or your floors – is that tiles are easy to clean and to keep clean.

Different tiles have different characteristics, therefore the best tile for the job may very well be determined by the work to be carried out. One of the main types of tiles, ceramic tiles are a very popular and versatile tile widely available on the market. Whether you’re looking to tile a bathroom, a kitchen or a wet room, they are strong, durable and easy to maintain. Not only that, but ceramic tiles come in a huge range of colour options, from muted tones to flashy, funky, vibrant colours.

Other popular tiles to choose from include:

  • Mosaic tiles – glass, ceramic and natural stone are the three most common and popular types of mosaic tiles. Available in sheets which are comprised of many, many small tiles, can be glazed or unglazed and utilised as a feature or as a border.
  • Porcelain tiles – more hardy than ceramic tiles, they are also manufactured in larger sizes and are impervious to water.
  • Natural stone – a hard-wearing natural product, stone tiles can be porous and need to be treated before use. Natural stone tiles range from granite, marble, slate, limestone and travertine.

Leading tile manufacturers & popular ranges

One of the UK’s leading tile manufacturers, and an importer of ceramic floor and wall tiles, is Johnson Tiles who are based in Stoke-on-Trent. There popular ranges include Prismatics – which is the largest range of plain wall tiles on the UK market – and has more than 90 different colours to choose from, in 7 different sizes.

Based in Devon, the British Ceramic Tile company offers a wide range of floor and wall tiling options. Designed and made in Britain, their designers have created products that aim to reflect the British way of life. Collections include their Laura Ashley range, as well as Elgin Marbles, Ashbourne, Buxton and Dartmoor Naturals. Colours available range from cream, beige and brown to purple, orange and green.

From floor tiling to wall tiling, Builder Guide is able to offer the services of both local and national tilers. Just fill out the quote form today to get started.


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