What role does the living room play for you? Usually, it’s the heart of the entire home. It’s the place you socialize when you have visitors or the place you relax with your loved ones in the evenings. It’s only natural then that there are many things you should consider when deciding on the floor tiles for your living room. Below are some things you should consider to help you choose tiles for your living room.
One of the most important goals you should have when choosing floor tiles is to achieve a space that has a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. After all, it is the room your loved ones and guests spend the most time in.
In order to make sure that it is a comfortable space for everyone, it’s vital that you choose the right colours. It’s well documented by psychologists that the colours of an environment can affect the human subconscious. Therefore, the colours in your living room should centre on gentle and mild colours and avoid extreme colours. Brown, beige, grey and amber hue colours are some of the most preferred colours used in living rooms.
It’s also important that the characteristics of the floor tiles are consistent with the characteristics of the furnishings so as to achieve a space unified and seamless.
Durability and maintenance:
Durability is another important factor to consider when choosing floor tiles for your living room. The floor in the living room not only gets high foot traffic but also is exposed to spills and falling objects that can cause damage.
One of the most durable materials you could choose is porcelain tiles. They are harder than traditional ceramic tiles and also most natural stone tiles. The hard body ensures that whether they are polished or glazed, they will maintain their original look for a very long time to come.
Most porcelain tiles are protected against stains, which means they are virtually maintenance free. That is because most porcelain tiles are either glazed or pre-sealed hence the surface porosity is kept to minimum.
TFO has one of the biggest ranges of porcelain floor tiles to choose from. Among the most popular porcelain tiles are, Italian natural stone look porcelain tiles, timber look porcelain tiles and lappato finish porcelain tiles.
Natural stone tiles for your living room:
Natural stones still offer something a manmade tile cannot match: the authentic beauty and warmth of nature. Natural stone tiles such as travertine, limestone and marble can turn your living room into an ultimate luxurious space.
While natural stones are more fragile compared to porcelain tiles, the wearing of the stones and exposure to the elements can be kept to minimum by sealing them with an impregnating sealant.
TFO has a wide range of Turkish travertine, Italian and Spanish marble at the lowest possible prices in Sydney. Our friendly staff can give you advice on the best type of sealers to maintain the original look of the natural stones.
Come and visit our showroom today, or simply visit our online tile store and buy floor tiles for your living room now!