Tiles are a fantastic choice for flooring and wall coverings, hard wearing and resistant to scratching, UV and stains, they will look ad good as they day they were installed for decades. At Tile Space we have over 1000 lines and more than 200,000 meters in our Auckland warehouse, with so many choices knowing where to start can be overwhelming!
Emma Foote, Branch Manager of Tile Space Parnell tells us the 3 main things to consider when selecting tiles:
1. The style of your house and your personal style: These days the choice of tile is so vast that we can find something to compliment almost any style. Some people bring in carpet and paint swatches and of course, many people take samples home. If you have a clear idea of the style that you are going for, we can find something that works for it. But don't worry if you don't, we have lots of pictures in store and on our website to help you narrow down the look you want to achieve.
2. The light in the room, both natural and artificial: Light colours will make the room look larger, as the pale colour reflects more light. Dark tiles can make the room feel cosy and intimate, when used well they can give a room a wonderful air of moodiness and sophistication.
3. The size and layout of the room: Large module tiles trick the eye and make the room look larger and less busy. A rectangular tile will make the direction that it's laid in look longer, for instance, if you have a low ceiling height you could lay the tiles vertically to make it look higher. Finally, if you have a small room or even one with a lot going on, using the same tile on the floor and wall will make the room look more cohesive and spacious.
Find your nearest Tile Space store to talk to one of our expert design consultants.
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