Which Kitchen Tile is Right for You?
1) Choose your tiles carefully taking advice from a good tile supplier.
The latest trend is for very large tiles but they may not suit your
kitchen particularly if there are a lot of electrical sockets to cut around.
Large tiles are heavy and cannot be fixed to some backgrounds.
2) Prepare carefully. A detailed plan of how the tiles are to be set out can
save a lot of cutting and result in a more professional looking finished project.
Tiles can add value to your home so be prepared to spend money and time.
3) Don’t try and match the colour of the worktop, a contrast or a similar
colour to the floor, co-ordinating with the units, will always look more
effective. Don’t be afraid to mix matt finish tiles with gloss units
or worktop and vice versa.
4) Mosaics can be very useful in kitchens which tend to have a lot of switches and sockets to cut round. Mosaics come on a mesh which can be cut with scissors. Tiling an entire kitchen in mosaic could prove expensive. Instead, use mosaics between the worktop and wall units and choose a complimentary tile for the other wall areas.
5) Buy or hire the best equipment, it will save time and money. Drilling
holes in tiles is a routine part of any installation and that includes kitchen tiles.
To avoid chipping or breaking them when drilling you will need a specialist