Glazed Ceramic Tiles / Choosing Floor & Wall Tiles
Ceramic tiles are ideal if you’re trying to achieve a certain look on a budget. They are an easy material to work with and therefore should result in lower labour costs.
These tiles are most commonly used in bathrooms and kitchens for wall and / or floor use. They have a glazed biscuit backing (in either white or red) which makes them unsuitable for use outdoors. For this reason they are generally not suitable for commercial high traffic areas or exterior applications. Ceramic tiles are available in a wide variety of colours and designs, which you can enhance by using borders in ceramics, mosaics or natural stone.
Large tiles will make your room look bigger as there are less grout lines. However, bowing is a characteristic of large format rectangle tiles. Bowing can be described as a slight curve in the tile whereby the surface is not perfectly flat. This characteristic is more noticeable when the tiles are laid brick bond or in a staggered pattern. For this reason Tubs & Tiles recommend using a grout joint of 2mm and the grout joints should be aligned. Ask staff for fixing advice.
Always remember to use floor tiles for the floor. Never use wall tiles on a floor as they are lighter and not suitable for heavy traffic.