Gone are the days when we could only choose from a few tile decors when furnishing our kitchens. Today’s range includes an endless variety of designs and materials to make your kitchen perfect. But how do you navigate the range and choose a tile that suits you and your kitchen?
Major factors for choosing kitchen tiling
Every one of us wants to have a beautiful and pleasant home that doesn’t take too much work and doesn’t cost too much money to maintain. Hence the three main points we focus on when choosing worktop tiling.
- easy cleaning
The ideal solution means combining all the above points together. A beautiful and expensive tiling will be useless if you spend hours cleaning it. Conversely, trying to save money at any cost may not pay off either. So what to choose?
Large tiles and slates
Tiling made from large slabs, some of which can be 3 to 4 metres long, is one of the best solutions for modern kitchens. As you can rightly guess, such tiles offer one huge advantage – minimal joints, which are a cleaning nightmare. Which of the materials you choose depends purely on your taste and financial possibilities. You can choose from laminates, glass, artificial and natural stones and stainless steel. Tempered glass and some types of engineered stone tend to be the most durable materials, while natural stones (such as marble) and easily scratched stainless steel are more difficult to maintain.
Is your home decorated in a minimalist style and your budget allows for more expensive solutions? Look for practical squeegees. Previously used in industrial buildings, the solution is slowly making its way into homes, where it guarantees easy maintenance and a perfect modern look.
Tiling as a timeless classic
Do you prefer traditional and time-tested solutions to modern innovations? Classic ceramics are still in vogue and rank among the most popular solutions. It is hard, durable and there are many decors, colours and formats to choose from. By focusing on the larger ones, you’ll minimise the number of joints and make cleaning easier, just like with slab tiles. The least suitable choice for the kitchen is small mosaic tiles.