It’s true, most kitchens in Sydney homes use nothing but tiles. Even if other rooms in the house have carpet or timber flooring, most home owners know and choose the practicality of tiles for their kitchen. Tiles are extremely easy to maintain and very hard to damage which is great because even if you use utmost caution, you still inevitably drop oil, sauces, dishes and many other things on your floor.
So to beautifully decorate and maintain your kitchen, tiles are by far one of the best materials you can choose. Today however, there many varieties of tiles and also lots of misconceptions about them. See below for some of the bestselling floor tiles that you can choose.
Timber look porcelain tiles
Many would love to have timber flooring in their kitchen but are worried about dropping something and damaging the surface. So, what if you could get the look of timber flooring in your kitchen but without the risk of damaging or scratching it easily? That’s why many love timber look porcelain tiles. As they look like real timber floor boards, they create the warmth and beauty of natural timber. The advancement in digital and inkjet technology has allowed manufacturers to reproduce the warmth of timber down to the very finest of details. Timber look porcelain tiles also come in a variety of colours which helps you choose just the right colour that complements you homes colour scheme. They really are a wonderful option for those who love timber but want the ease of tiles.
The Scrapwood series from Italgraniti, a manufacturer in Italy, is one of the popular types of timber look porcelain tiles. As its name suggests, this range enhances the warmth of timber by adding an aged and worn look to the appearance. They are also available in 2 different textures – natural and anti-slip. One for inside and one for outside which is ideal if you want a seamless look for both your indoor area and your outdoor area.
Polished porcelain tiles
When people hear ‘polished’ tiles they think of ‘slippery’ tiles. Yes, they are smooth so therefore they are not the most anti-slip tiles out there. But for indoors, who wants tiles with a rough surface that grip well but are very difficult to clean every day? The rougher the surface, the harder to clean. But polished porcelain tiles are not as slippery as many think. When they are cleaned regularly, they are generally not a cause for concern. Cleaning polished porcelain is extremely easy. They can really brighten up the kitchen area and also make it look bigger because of it’s polished finished. But it’s important to choose a pre-sealed polished porcelain. Different from ceramic tiles that are glazed, polished porcelain tiles are porous on a very minute level. Therefore, choosing pre-sealed tiles will ensure that nothing will stain or discolour the beautiful look of your polished porcelain tiles.
As TFO imports directly from manufacturers around the world, we can sell direct to consumers at unbelievably low prices. You can save loads by buying tiles for your next tiling project from TFO. So come visit our showroom in Sydney today or otherwise visit our online tile store to see some of our fabulous range of products.