Floor Tiles – What to Look For

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With so many different choices to make when it comes to choosing floor tiles for your home, it can be a daunting task. You want to make it a perfect fit for your house, with a high-quality material, colors or patterns that mix well with the existing fixtures and walls, while also keeping a budget in mind. In today’s post, we’ll provide a few things to keep in mind when selecting floor tiling for your home improvement project.

Things to Consider When Choosing Floor Tiles

While this isn’t an exhausting list, it should serve as a good primer and the most important things to take into consideration.


Arguably the number one thing to keep in mind when picking a floor tile is the color. You want to consider the overall color scheme of the room to make sure that it fits with everything else. If it’s tile for the kitchen, you want something that goes well with the cabinetry, as well as the countertops, and whatever color your walls are. The key here is to bring harmony to the room, with the flooring tying the whole room together. In addition to deciding on the color of the tile itself, you’ll also want to consider the color of the grout used.


You can go one of two ways here – patterned or plain. A good rule of thumb is if your walls are plain, then go with a patterned tile. Vice versa, if you have patterns on your walls, then you’ll want to complement them with a more plain tile. When choosing a patterned tile, make sure that it is timeless and one that you will love for a foreseeable time. If you grow tired of the pattern or it goes out of style, they are more expensive to purchase (and replace) than a plain tile, so be sure to have your budget and longevity in mind.


This is another important aspect to have in your consideration when choosing a floor tile. If it is a high traffic area such as the kitchen, it will be getting a lot of wear and tear. You’ll want a tile that wears well and will hold up to the repeated foot traffic. Also be mindful that some floor materials require more maintenance than others, so keep this in mind in accordance to how often you are willing to put in the required work to keep your floors

So Many Options for Floor Tiles

There are many other aspects to have in mind, such as the layout and the size of the tiles, but the above-mentioned traits are the most important when deciding what kind of tile to use for your floors. If you have any questions about what might work best for your home, our team at Tile Mart is happy to be of service. Feel free to visit our Contact Us page and reach out to our team of professionals to help you choose the right tiles for your project and make your home look its best.