Choosing Different Floor and Wall Tiles


Choosing Different Floor and Wall Tiles

Tiles used whether on floors or walls must first and foremost be functional. They should be suitable for use for a particular area and preferably easy to maintain. Tiles can also beautify your space and adds to the visual vocabulary of your overall décor. In Singapore, most homes use ceramic or porcelain floor tiles. Here, we’ll discuss some tile options that you can look into when renovating your home.


Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic is the most commonly-used tile because it is affordable and durable. There are glazed and unglazed options and come in many designs. They are suitable for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Wood-looking ceramic tiles are perfect on walls and floors to give the space the warmth of wood, but yet more porous. Price ranges depending on the design.


Put together glazed ceramic tiles in different hues to bring instant interest to an otherwise inconspicuous bathroom wall


Visually-warming wood transforms this bathroom into a welcoming sanctuary

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles, fabricated using natural clay, are sometimes preferred over ceramic owing to its appearance. They are also denser, less porous and hence more durable than ceramic tiles. Many like it because it can take on a stone-like look without the high maintenance of real stones like marble. This means the same elegant outlook, but easier upkeeping. Porcelain tiles can also mimic the industrial charm of cement flooring. Suited for use in bathrooms, kitchens and even outdoors, porcelain can be glazed or unglazed. Unglazed porcelain tiles are otherwise known as homogenous tiles.


Marble-like porcelain gives the space the beauty of natural stone but at the fraction of its cost


Opt for plain porcelain tiles but set different colours in a pattern. In this dining area, a black frame is outlined to define the area

Natural Stone Tiles

Natural stone tiles include marble, granite, slate and travertine. They are used in areas where there is not too much moisture, such as living room floors or bathroom walls.

While each slab of marble comes with its unique veins and is perfect for creating a high-end look owing to its elegant appearance, it can be expensive and not the most budget-friendly option.

Travertine tiles, formed from limestone, they possess a unique pattern and have a textured look to provide character.


Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic tiles are commonplace in houses in the past on kitchen floors and walls. Today, they are sometimes used in bathrooms to accent the space, giving it a sense of nostalgia and character. Made of ceramics, porcelain or glass, they are often used in homes today to inject a pop of colour and used on say one focal wall in the bathroom. They are easy to maintain and non-porous.

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