Choosing Tile at Carpet Superstores Regina
TERRIFIC TILE TIPS FROM YOUR REGINA FLOORING PRO'S
Choosing Tile is simple…right?
You pick out the color you like that matches your room and you’re done.
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the perfect tile for your space. It’s important to know that the size of the tile, the color of the grout and the pattern that the tile is laid can drastically change the look of an installation.
Here are some helpful tips to think about when making your selections:
TILE TIP #1: Bigger is often better!
Contrary to what people often think, bigger tiles often make a smaller room feel bigger! It’s surprising to many, but small tiles actually make rooms feel smaller and choppier. The smaller the tile you will notice more grout lines and often that gives off a restrictive feeling. Also from a maintenance stand point less grout lines = less cleaning!
TILE TIP #2: Grout is not an afterthought!
Grout always seems to be the most commonly overlooked design element for a tile job. But we think it deserves your careful consideration since the color you choose for it will affect the overall look of the space. For a look that feels seamless and uniform, you will want to pick a grout color that matches your tile as closely as possible. If you want the tile work to be accentuated you will need to use a contrasting grout color that will make the tiles pop out, creating definition around the tiles.
Something else to consider when selecting a grout color is if you are someone who will be easily annoyed by grout that doesn’t stay looking pristine, you may want to consider a darker color choice which tends to be more forgiving.
Also, consider how thick you want the grout lines to be. For example, when putting down porcelain tile that mimics wood planks you want to put the tiles as close together with very minimal grout so that it really looks like hardwood.
TILE TIP #3: Tile, any way? No way!
While tile can be laid many ways, it really looks best if planned out so that your flooring flows seamlessly from room to room. The general rule is to have the long side of a plank to follow the longer side of the room. This way the tile goes with the flow of the room rather than forcing smaller planks, making it feel smaller. Always remember to ask your installer to “dry lay” the floor before you cement it in to ensure you like the way it runs!
TILE TIP #4: There are Rules when it comes to Color!
Obviously, only you can decide what color is right for your space and your style – but here are a few common color “rules”:
Lighter Colors tend to make spaces appear larger
Darker Colors can add warmth
Neutral Colors allow you to change the look and feel of a room with accessories
Vibrant Colors add character and are often seen as cheerful
In the end we can’t stress enough that you take the time you need when choosing tile and really explore your preferences beforehand so you’ll get the finished project you want.
Our Regina flooring team is always more than willing to take the time to help you find exactly what you are looking for that fits your lifestyle needs. Dogs, kids, allergies, and personal style are all factors to consider before you even choose the color, finish, or type of floor covering...let TRUSTED REGINA's FLOORING EXPERTS Carpet Superstores walk you through the decision making process and make it as stress free as possible.