When you compare tiles to any other flooring options, it is any day a better choice given the health hazards associated with other flooring types. While tiles come in different varieties and types, there is the need to choose the right one. It is often difficult to choose which one would be the right fit for the interiors.

When it comes to selecting the right floor tiles in Perth, there are several considerations to make. Since it is a one-time installation and cannot be undone, there has to be a lot of planning while putting in a lot of thought in making sure that you have made the right choice.

While this confusion will never end, here is a quick discourse and guide to help you make a choice.

Knowing the durability of the tiles

According to the Porcelain Enamel Institute, tiles have various ratings which tell their durability and strength and are rated from 1 to 5. The ones that are rated 1 are known to break easily and encounter scratches as compared to the ones rated 5. Those are strong and durable and often used for the floors. Anything below that can be used for the walls as there is not much interference with the walls as compared to the floor. Usually for homes, tiles rated 3 or 4 are perfect as there isn’t much foot traffic as compared to commercial areas.

Being location specific

Choosing the same type of tiles to be installed everywhere in the house isn’t something that is wise on your part. Every portion has its own requirement. The bathroom and the kitchen area need non-slip or waterproof tiles while the areas that witness a lot of moisture require stone tiles. For the areas that witness a lot of foot traffic, placing shiny tiles that lead to constant slipping is a complete no-no.

The size of the tiles

It is said that when you lay large-sized tiles in a room, it looks more spacious and vice-versa. If you have a small bedroom and want it to look spacious, install large-sized tiles and you could use small tiles for rooms that aren’t used every day as that of a storeroom or probably a guest room. Pick the colour according to the interiors like that of wall paint or probably the furniture.

Would be able to maintain them well?

Ceramic and porcelain tiles do not require much maintenance and can be cleaned easily. On the other hand, stone tiles get difficult to clean as they are porous and absorb dust and dirt. Even when you pour water to clean it, it gets absorbed. If you are a working professional and do not have the time to spare and make an effort to clean the floors, use those tiles that are easy to clean. You do not want your floors to look dirty and messy especially when there is no maintenance from your end.

Choosing subway tiles in Perth may be a tough task, and when there is confusion, you can always ask the experts for help since they know what is right or wrong.

Author's Bio: 

The author has had experiences with hiring experts who install floor tiles in Perth and writes this article to let people know about how to choose subway tiles in Perth.