If you’ve got your heart set on a certain type of flooring material for an upcoming project, then you’ll need the help of your local Adelaide tiles specialists.
We’re spending more time at home than ever before, so it seems only natural that we want our homes to be nothing short of perfect. Home owners usually undertake renovations in the hope of increasing the value of their property, or to present the home in question in the best possible light to potential buyers. On the flip side, many homeowners are opting for a renovation as a means of upgrading their existing property instead of selling and purchasing another that’s more in line with their needs.
Thanks to having extra time or extra funds on their hands, many homeowners are trying their hand at renovation for the first time. As most of us are aware, Australia’s property market is currently running hotter than ever. Thanks to demand outstripping supply, stay at home orders, and savings on what would normally be for the holiday fund, this unique combination of factors has created the perfect storm for many homeowners to consider renovating instead of selling to bring their property vision to life.
Undertaking a home renovation involves a lot of homework when it comes to choosing the perfect materials for your residential facelift, and one of the major choices is the type of material used for your floors. Thanks to their durability, affordability and overall finished look, it’s no surprise that tiles are often one of the top choices.
How To Choose The Right Tiles For Your Home
Tiles are well regarded as being a good match with many other materials, such as timber, brick and natural stone. Their simple styling means they sit comfortably in anything from an eclectic interior to a minimalist home, but many homeowners can become overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choice that they have when making a product selection. When it comes to choosing the right tile, what factors need to be considered?
Consider The Room – What is deemed to be the ‘perfect’ tile product will depend on their final destination. Are you looking for a product to use in your bathroom, fireplace or kitchen splashback? Have a clear vision before you go shopping, as some materials are better suited to particular areas of the home than others.
Choose A Pattern – The beauty of most tile shapes is that there is a plethora of patterns available that can drastically alter the look and feel of the end result. From herringbone to running bond brick, choosing a tile layout is an important factor that deserves your consideration prior to settling on a winner, as it can drastically change the end result.
Use Colours For Emotions – When selecting tiles for your abode or commercial space, think about the type of mood you want to create in the room in question. As an example, if you want a calm and serene kitchen, try cool shades of green or blue. For energising and cheerful vibes, instead opt for bold or monochrome.
Textured vs Flat – Manufacturers typically raise the texture of tiles to give them non-slip properties, making them an ideal choice for bathrooms and kitchens. In saying that, textured tiles are also a great choice for those who want a different look without going for a bold colour. Surprisingly, textured can also make certain rooms appear bigger than they are too.
Select Your Material – Much like the colours and shapes, tiles are made in a huge range of materials. Just a handful including glass, porcelain, metallic, marble, ceramic, slate and even terracotta. Your material of choice can work wonders when it comes to altering the feel of a room, but take care when selecting to ensure that it’s suitable for the needs of the space.
Don’t Forget The Grout – As tile grout is more or less the glue that holds your tiles together, try to ensure that you don’t underestimate the visual impact linked to your tile grout of choice. If you get it wrong, all your hard work in selecting the right subway tile can easily fall flat – so don’t be afraid to ask the professionals.
Introducing Your Local Adelaide Tiles Specialists
If living in what feels like a big country town is the vibe you’re chasing, then the good news is that it’s within reach for many Aussies who choose to make Adelaide home. Although it may sound too good to be true, suburbs within 30km of the CBD still have three bedroom houses going for under $200,000 – making Adelaide a popular place for both first home owners and investors to purchase their first (or second) properties.
One thing to note about living in Adelaide is that while the character homes are visually stunning, they can require a great deal of maintenance to get them – and keep them – in tip top condition. If you’re brave enough to try and conquer this yourself as a DIY renovator, it’s important to partner with a supplier that only offers the very best in terms of both advice and the actual building materials themselves.
In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more, for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
Our projects are as vast as our experience, with both commercial and residential carpet, timber and tiling options available. As your local Adelaide tiles specialists, we’re able to provide our customers with a wide selection and variety without compromising on quality. No matter where you are based in ‘Radelaide’, we provide options that cater for any budget, vision or practical requirement. Be sure to visit one of our three Adelaide tile specialists stores, located in Para Hills West, Richmond and Lonsdale.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.