5 Things to Consider When Choosing Tiles For Your Home

December 21, 2020
choosing tiles for your home

There are so many components that go into making a space functional and stylish, and tiles are one of them. Whether you’re renovating a room in your home or are starting from scratch, you’ll want to choose the right tiles for the space.

Here are some important guidelines to follow to ensure you make the right choice.

1.Traffic Load

Certain tile materials are able to handle more load than others. As such, you’ll want to consider how much foot traffic you get in the room you’re revamping. While some see very little traffic, others see plenty, so you’ll want to choose your files accordingly.

In fact, one of the most important features to consider is tile hardness. Not only will harder tile materials be able to withstand heavy traffic, but they’ll also hold up better against scratching.

2.Tire Porosity

If the room that you’re changing the tiles in experiences a lot of moisture or is more vulnerable to spillage, then you’ll want a tile that is not very porous. This is especially important to consider when it comes to spaces like the kitchen or bathroom. In rooms like these, impervious tiles are recommended.

3.Slip Resistance

A lot of tiles can be slippery. But some materials are not as slippery as others. Consider how slide-resistance the tiles are before installing them, and consider the type of people who live in your home who may be more vulnerable to slipping.

For instance, slippery tiles may not be a good idea if there are elderly family members living in your home. In this case, slip-resistant tile materials may be best, such as natural stone that has a textured surface.


You can choose between light- and dark-coloured tiles — and everything in between. But certain colours are best suited for different-sized spaces.

Smaller rooms that don’t have much natural light at night do not do as well with darker tiles, as it can make the room seem even more confined than it already is. In this case, lighter tiles may be best. In fact, you can improve the perception of size and light with lighter-coloured floor tiles.


Larger tiles can make a smaller room appear larger. So, if you’re working with a smaller space, consider larger-sized tiles. In fact, large tiles make sense in any space, no matter the size, as they can create a seamless surface when you use a matching grout colour.

Need more tips on choosing the right tiles for your home? Call Hope Designs today!