August 15, 2019
The kitchen is the heart of any home.
In the kitchen, we nurture our mind, body and soul with delicious food, we bring our families together and we make everlasting memories.
With so much time spent in the kitchen, it is no wonder that, as a homeowner, you want to make your kitchen into an inviting, welcoming and overall, aesthetically pleasing space.
So you’ll be pleased to know that creating the kitchen of your dreams doesn’t need to break the bank; you can give your kitchen a whole new look and feel by simply choosing some new splashback tiles and kitchen floor tiles from the extensive range at Myaree Ceramics.
Let’s face it, kitchens can be messy; from the food that splashes from your stovetop onto your cream wall, to the sink where water seems to end up everywhere except the sink itself.
This is where the splashback comes in to save the day. A splashback is a section of tiles, usually porcelain, ceramic or even mosaic, that is used to protect porous paintwork in areas where the paintwork could become compromised by oil, water and other gooey, sticky and staining substances.
You will generally find splashbacks behind a sink, stove or countertop; a splashback should cover enough space behind these areas to contain any splatters that result from cooking or doing the dishes.
What Tiles Make Up a Splashback?
As we mentioned, porcelain, ceramic and mosaic tiles are popular choices for kitchen splashbacks, though there is no set rule about which type of splashback tile to use.
Ideally, you want a tile that is non-porous, easy to wipe clean, durable and suits the rest of your kitchen décor, like the subway tile!
Subway tiles are a popular choice for kitchen splashbacks because they have a glossy finish, come in a variety of shades to suit your kitchen, can be laid in a variety of patterns and most importantly, have the timeless charm that will suit your kitchen for years to come
You can read more about our love affair with splashback tiles on our blog here.
Kitchen Floor Tiles
If you live in an older style house, you more than likely have peeling linoleum in your kitchen, as linoleum was a popular flooring choice during the early 20th century. But you don’t need to strategically place your kitchen bin over that peeling linoleum any more!
Kitchen floor tiles from Myaree Ceramics are a simple and cost effective way to improve the overall look and feel of your kitchen, creating a durable base for you to go about your busy day.
How to Choose Kitchen Floor Tiles
When you visit Myaree Ceramics to check out our range of kitchen tiles, you should be considering factors such as:
Kitchens are high-traffic areas that need to resist more than just foot traffic; they need to be durable enough to withstand a variety of stains and spills.
The choice of colour for your kitchen tiles ultimately comes down to your own preferences, depending on the other décor, fittings and appliances in your kitchen. While the idea of white tiles may terrify most people – especially those with children – as light coloured tiles tend to be unforgiving when it comes to mess, it is worth keeping in mind that darker colours will give the illusion that your kitchen is smaller.
The size of your floor tile will define how many grout lines appear on your floor, with less grout lines often creating the illusion of a larger space.
Ideal Kitchen Floor Tile Materials
Two popular choices for kitchen floor tiles are ceramic and porcelain tiles, due to their durable nature and the variety of styles and colours to choose from.
Porcelain Floor Tiles
These floor tiles are denser than ceramic floor tiles, making them stronger and more durable than their counterparts. However, as they are so strong, they are also a little harder to install than ceramic floor tiles.
Ceramic Floor Tiles
To combat the typically more porous ceramic material, these floor tiles are glazed to create a harder surface. This glazed surface makes ceramic floor tiles a durable, low-maintenance, easy to install choice for DIY renovators.
Contact Myaree Ceramics for your Kitchen Tile Needs
When it comes to refreshing your kitchen with some new floor and splashback tiles, your first stop should be to Myaree Ceramics, where our expert team can advise you on the best tile match for your kitchen.
Myaree Ceramics are the trusted name for top quality advice, service and most importantly, tiles to suit your home.
Contact the team at Myaree Ceramics today to find out more about our range of kitchen tiles, including floor tiles and splashback tiles.