January 27, 2021
Building your dream home is a rollercoaster of emotions.
The anticipation of getting your financed approved, the excitement of the slab being laid and then, the overwhelm of trying to pick all the finishings inside the house.
It can be a tricky task to choose the right flooring and colours for your new home, especially if you haven’t had experience with home building, tiles or interior design before!
Today, we’ll take you through a masterclass on how to choose between different flooring materials – such as ceramic floor tiles, wood floorboards or vinyl – and varying colours, shapes and styles..
Consider the Room Size
The size of each room should play a crucial part in the decision-making process, as different styles, materials and colours of flooring will impact your room in different ways.
If you have a small room, you likely want flooring that will open up the space. In this case, natural and lighter ceramic floor tiles create an airy feel to make the room feel larger.
On the contrary, if you have a large room that you want to give a cosier feel, then using warm or dark colours can make the room seem more homely. In this case, hardwood flooring or hardwood-look ceramic floor tiles are the perfect solution.
The amount of foot traffic through each room of your house will also determine which material is most appropriate for your flooring, as some materials are better suited to high traffic spaces.
Know What’s On Trend
Considering current and potential future trends is particularly important if you’re building or renovating a new home with the intention of selling or renting it in the future.
Neutral and natural coloured flooring won’t date as quickly as patterned or coloured flooring, with natural textures such as stone, timber and concrete a popular choice for flooring at the moment.
The warmth of timber and timber-look flooring is the perfect choice for adding a classic, yet timeless touch to your space – you can even achieve this kind of look with ceramic timber-look floor tiles.
Samples & Lighting
Every room in your house has a unique amount of light, which ultimately impacts the way that your flooring appears to the naked eye.
When you’re considering a number of flooring samples, make sure to look at them in different light – not just under the lighting of your flooring supplier.
This is important, as the appearance of your flooring in the midday sun will look different to the appearance in the evening under mostly artificial light.
Advantages of Ceramic Floor Tiles
Ceramic floor tiles are an incredibly popular flooring choice in new homes, as they are stylish, durable, affordable and low-maintenance.
Endless Styles to Choose From
During the manufacturing process, ceramic tiles can be printed with an endless number of styles, colours and patterns, ensuring that there is a style to suit everyone.
For those who love the appearance of natural materials such as concrete and timber, ceramic floor tiles offer a convincing and affordable alternative.
Each tile can also be cut into varying shapes and sizes,
Ceramic tiles are particularly durable, making them a great investment for any room in your home. These tiles can handle high amounts of foot traffic, so they can be successfully used in entranceways, playrooms and lounge rooms.
Suitable for Wet Areas
Glazed ceramic tiles are perfect for use in bathrooms and kitchens, as the glaze makes the tiles stain, slip and scratch resistant.
The water-resistant nature of glazed ceramic floor tiles makes them a great low-maintenance option, as mess and bacteria can be easily cleaned.
Unlike other flooring types, ceramic tiles also don’t require any special care to keep clean.
Common Questions and Answers
As tile and flooring specialists, our team at Myaree Ceramics receive countless questions and queries about different flooring types, so we’ve compiled some of the most common questions and answers below.
What type of flooring should I use in my bathroom and kitchen?
Ideally, the flooring you use in your bathroom and kitchen should be durable, water resistant and slip resistant.
Both porcelain tiles and ceramic floor tiles are suitable for use in your bathroom and kitchen, however porcelain tiles are slightly more durable and water resistant, making them a better overall choice for these wet areas.
Which flooring should I use in my bedroom?
Carpet is the most popular flooring type for use in bedrooms, as it is soft and comfortable underfoot year-round – and not so bone-chillingly cold on those cold winter mornings!
However, ceramic floor tiles also make for a great bedroom flooring choice, as they are easy to clean and durable.
Ceramic tiles can also benefit you if you live in a warmer climate, as they will help to cool your bedroom temperature too!
What’s the difference between ceramic and porcelain?
Porcelain tiles are a form of ceramic tiles, however they are made with a denser, finer clay that is fired at a higher temperature than standard ceramic tiles – up to 1,200 degrees Celsius!
As a result, porcelain tiles have an even lower water absorption rate than ceramic tiles and are touted as being incredibly durable and strong.
Improved technology has meant that porcelain tiles can now be made to simulate the appearance of natural products such as timber, concrete, marble and terrazzo, making it difficult to tell the difference between the real deal and the porcelain version.
Which flooring is pet-friendly?
Ceramic floor tiles are a great flooring option for families with pets, as the tiles are durable and scratch resistant, as well as stain and water resistant – making it easy to clean up messes.
For families worried that their pet may get cold in winter on the tiled floor, a rug or pet bed can be added to your space to keep your pooch or feline cosy and warm.
Invest in Ceramic Floor Tiles from Myaree Ceramics
As a family owned and run business since 1985, our team at Myaree Ceramics is committed to helping you find the best tiles to suit you and your family’s needs.
From ceramic floor tiles to suit your whole house to wood or concrete look porcelain tiles to give your home a natural feel, you will find an extensive range of stunning, high quality floor tiles at Myaree Ceramics.
Visit the Myaree Ceramics showroom today to find inspiration for the flooring in your new home.