Floors play an essential part in revamping or constructing a new home, as they create design harmony within your space. Using the right floor tiles can set the tone and create a style statement. Apart from aesthetic appeal, durability and practicality of floor tiles play an important role. Selecting the right tiles for your floor is important but can be quite a task. That’s why we have prepared a handy floor tile buying guide to make things easier for you.

Types of Tiles 

Ceramic Tiles: The durability, low cost and aesthetic looks make ceramics the most cherished tile. Orientbell offers a vast range of designs and textures that work for every room within the ceramic category.

Porcelain Tiles: A beautiful combination of looks and practicality, porcelain tiles can upgrade your spaces to amazing proportions. Non-porosity, scratch-resistance and durability are the qualities that make them a popular choice.

Mosaic Tiles: The vibrant, versatile and stylish mosaic tiles can create stunning effects and bring a contemporary touch to your spaces.

Marble Tiles: One of the most luxurious and elegant, marble tiles can create a timeless look at your space. However, these are slightly on the higher side, in terms of the price range.

Cement Tiles: They are extremely strong but feel like silk. If you are looking for a classic and timeless appeal with a contemporary touch, go for Orientbell’s cement tiles range.

Stone Tiles: Made from natural materials, these tiles are a popular choice for home décor enthusiasts, especially for outdoor spaces. They can be trusted to craft a natural aesthetic interior.

Factors to be considered while selecting tiles:

Tile Size: The size of floor tiles can make or break the look of your space. Large-format tiles in a small room make it appear even smaller and vice-versa. For a seamless look in large spaces, opt for large tiles without visible joints.

Room Size: The size, colour, design and finish of the tile will depend upon the size of the room, to achieve the best results.

Tile Material: The choice of tile material depends upon the desired look and practical need of the space. Ceramic or porcelain Orientbell tiles are appealing, durable and easy to maintain. Vitrified tiles give a spacious look, in the most cost-effective manner.
Tile Finish: Every tile finish gives a different aesthetic look. Glazed finish tiles are reflective and give a larger appearance to a small room, while matte finish tiles are suitable for outdoor and wet indoor areas.

Colour Scheme: The colour of the tile has a great influence on the aura of the space. Use a lighter colour palette for a relaxed and calm look or go with bright colours for a dramatic and playful look.

Wear Rating: Consider the wear rating before selecting a tile for your spaces. The composition of materials used to manufacture tiles affects its wear rating. The higher the wear rating, the better the tile will perform in high foot traffic areas.

Stain and Slip Resistance: These are one of the most important aspects to be considered while choosing perfect floor tiles for wet areas and outdoor spaces to ensure the safety of users.

Easy to Clean and Maintain: The selected floor tile should not just look good, but should also be easy to clean so that you do not find yourself feeling exhausted while maintaining it.

Right Grout: The selection of the right grout is as important as the selection of the right floor tile. To get a uniform look, select a grout that matches the colour of your floor tile, though you can go with a contrasting look too.

Floors add beauty and appeal to your interiors. Considering the above parameters, you can now kick start your hunt for the perfect floor tiles amid Orientbell’s exquisite range, to make them look elegant, well-maintained and gorgeous for years to come!
Author Bio: 
Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert - specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.