Nerang Tiles imports tiles from around the world to ensure we supply only the highest quality floor tiles and wall tiles to our customers. Below is some great information from the Italy Tile Agency on how to choose the right location for the tiles you have selected.
There are tiles for all environments but there is no such tile that is suitable for all purposes. one cannot just choose at random; the consumer has to make an informed choice.
When making your choice, bear in mind:
Design considerations. The tiles must fit in with the furnishings and the range of objects, colors, shapes and activities that exist in the environment. They must also match its shape, dimensions, area and lighting, etc. This choice also depends on personal taste and fashion, so it is difficult, and perhaps inappropriate to lay down rules.
Technical considerations. This rule must be followed:
the tiles should have technical characteristics and levels of resistance to stress (mechanical, chemical, thermal etc.,) that will be adequate for the environment in which they will be installed. In other words, the greater the probable stress will be, the higher the performance and the more resistant the tiles must be.
Let us now look at some practical examples of this principle. First of all, we will look at the rooms in the home - and tiles look good in any room in the house - where tiles with special technical and design characteristics have to be chosen.
We will then give some tips on choosing the most suitable floor tiles for public buildings and factories in order to show how tile characteristics must match the use to which they are to be put.
Tiles must therefore have a compact body because of its superior mechanical characteristics and the tiles must be thicker in order to withstand heavy loads. Tiles must be exceptionally resistant to abrasion and chemical exposure and tile surfaces must be hard and compact in order to limit penetration from dirt and to facilitate cleaning and greater hygiene. In areas in which there is a high risk of slipping, tiles with a slip resistant surface must be laid (tiles with a rough or relief surface). Porcelain stoneware or red stoneware tiles may also be selected for this purpose.
These brief examples do not cover all the environments that can be tiled or address problematic tiling situations. They are merely intended to demonstrate the best way to proceed and the factors that should be taken into account when choosing tiles.
Credit: Italy Trade Agency: http://www.italytile.com/talking_about_tiles.php?page=7