Wall Tiles You Need to Know About

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It’s true that you will not tile your entire wall area in your house, but for the areas you do, the tiles you choose will either make it or break it. So don’t underestimate the value of choosing the right wall tiles. When we think about the bathroom, these days most homeowners now opt to tile the whole height of their walls. Doing this means that four times the size of the floor is being tiled on the walls. So, the first thing you generally see when entering a bathroom are the wall tiles. Therefore, you could say that your choice of wall tiles can either make your project a success or failure.

There are so many types of wall tiles to choose from, how can you be sure you are making the right choice? To make it easy, let’s put them in two simple categories: “decorative wall tiles” and “clean and simple wall tiles”.

Decorative Wall Tiles

In the past few years, there has been a huge increase in decorative wall tiles. Many homeowners view their wall space as a blank canvas where they can freely express their passion and style. Tile manufacturers in Europe continue to produce an ever expanding range of decorative wall tiles in order to satisfy the appetite of those desiring the latest innovations.

Patchwork tiles are one such product. It’s not a coincidence if they remind you of intricate Moroccan tiles. Moroccans were the first to come up with such beautiful designs over a thousand years ago before introducing them to France and Spain in the eighth century. Now they are getting renewed attention as tile manufacturers add a modern twist and make use of digital technology to produce a similar look on either porcelain or ceramic tiles. Patchwork tiles add an energetic and vibrant atmosphere to rooms while still maintaining a classy atmosphere. Baldocer and Pamesa, Spanish tile manufacturers, are known for making some of the finest patchwork wall tiles.

Another sort of decorative wall tiles that should be mentioned are three dimensional wall tiles. Unlike patchwork tiles which have been around for hundreds of years, three dimensional wall tiles are products of the latest technology. Tiles with even the most basic colours can put on a dramatic personality by adding a variety of three dimensional textures like swirly, wavy and mosaic like shapes.

Clean and Simple Wall Tiles

This includes tiles such as light coloured polished porcelain wall tiles and gloss white wall tiles which are very practical choices for many bathrooms and laundries. These tiles can make small rooms look bigger and brighter because light coloured tiles fill the room with light, contrary to dark coloured tiles that absorb light. In a similar way, shiny surfaces reflect light. So in order for your walls to reflect light from off each other, choose glossy tiles or tiles with a polished surface instead of choosing unpolished or textured tiles.

At TFO there are many clean and simple wall tiles to choose from. One of the most popular products is the Gloss White Rectified Edge Wall Tile. This tile comes in a 300x600mm size which helps in minimizing the visible grout joints on the walls. A “rectified edge” is a square edge on a tile, unlike traditional ceramic tiles that come with rounded edges. The advantage of tiles with rectified edges is that they have very consistent sizes which allows them to be laid with very narrow grout joints of just 1.5mm. This helps to create a seamless appearance on your walls.

Whatever tiles you prefer for your walls, you’ll find everything you need here at TFO. We source the highest quality and the latest products which are perfectly suited for use in Australia. Along with the products mentioned above, we have a huge range of various other wall tiles, like natural stone wall tiles, lappato porcelain wall tiles, timber look wall tiles and also a large variety of glazed porcelain wall tiles. So don’t miss out! Come visit our showroom today or buy wall tiles online now.

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