Choosing tiles (whether wall tiles or floor tiles) can be daunting. Not only do you need to know which tiles are on-trend and in fashion, you need to be mindful of which tiles can be fitted to the background surfaces you have in your home.
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Best tiles for bathrooms and showers
Bathroom tiles and shower tiles (or the more common ‘wetroom’ tiles) are the types that need choosing well. Unlike the kitchen, they’re going to take some extra abuse from steam, hot water, regular use, regular cleaning – that kinda off stuff. Whether wall or floor tiles, in here the background surface being tiled (so the substrate) has a big say in which tiles you can use.
Lots of thought is required when it comes to using a tile backerboard or not. Access panels need a bit of thought. Then of course design – the last thing you need is poor drainage and ‘pooling’ of water somewhere.
Which floor tiles are best indoors and outdoors?
There are more options tile-wise for floor tiling outside. So external floor tiling. We used to be limited to natural stones such as slate and sandstone and suchlike. But now we’ve got 20mm porcelain tiles that are tough, weather resistant, predictable size-wise. Cut well at point of manufacture can give the professional tiler a really good chance of not needing to adjust the tiling as they’re going along. Lash clips or levelling clips can help with the larger of the tiles. But they still need quite a skills to use and it doesn’t make DIY tiling any easier.