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Two Types of Walls Tiles You Must Know About

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You can’t underestimate the effect of having the right wall tiles in your house. Sure, you probably wouldn’t tile your entire wall area in your house, but where you do, wall tiles can either make or break the entire space. Take for instance, the bathroom. Most homeowners choose to tile the whole height of their walls these days. In doing so, four times the size of the floor is being tiled on the walls. Wall tiles are also the first thing you see when entering a bathroom. The choice of wall tiles can really determine whether your entire project is a success or a failure.

ceramic porcelain wall tiles

However, with so many types of wall tiles to choose from, how can you make sure that you are making the right choice? To make it easy, let’s put them all in two simple categories: “Clean and simple wall tiles” and “Decorative wall tiles”.

Clean and Simple Wall Tiles

Clean and simple wall tiles such as gloss white wall tiles and light coloured polished porcelain wall tiles are very practical options for many bathrooms and laundries. In small rooms, these tiles can make the area look bigger and brighter. But how? Light coloured tiles fill the room with light as opposed to dark coloured tiles that absorb light. In a similar way, shiny surfaces reflect light. So by choosing glossy tiles or tiles with a polished surface instead of unpolished or textured tiles helps you walls to reflect light from each other.

bathroom wall tiles

There are many clean and simple wall tiles you can choose at TFO. One of the most popular products is the Gloss White Rectified Edge Wall Tile. The product comes in a 300x600mm size which helps in minimizing the visible grout joints on the walls. The “rectified edge” refers to the square edges of the tile unlike traditional ceramic tiles that come with rounded edges. Rectified edge tiles are an advantage because they have very consistent sizes allowing them to be laid with very narrow grout joints of just 1.5mm, which in turn creates a seamless appearance on your walls.

Decorative Wall Tiles

In recent years, we have seen a dramatic increase of decorative wall tiles. Many consider their wall space as a blank canvas to freely express their style and passion. European manufacturers continue to produce an ever widening range of vivid decorative tiles to satisfy the appetite of those seeking the latest innovations.

One such product are patchwork tiles. If they remind you of intricate Moroccan tiles, that’s not a coincidence. Moroccans were the first ones to come up with such designs more than a thousand years ago before introducing them to Spain and France in the eighth century. But they are now getting renewed attention as manufacturers add a modern twist and make use of digital technology to produce a similar look on ceramic and porcelain tiles. They add a vibrant and energetic atmosphere to rooms while maintaining the essence of a classical look. Spanish manufacturers such as Baldocer and Pamesa are known to make some of the finest patchwork wall tiles.

Decor ulevar Cold Gloss Spanish Wall Tiles

Another type of decorative wall tiles worth mentioning are three dimensional wall tiles. In contrast to patchwork tiles that have been around for hundreds of years, three dimensional wall tiles are products of the latest modern technology. Even tiles with the most basic colours can put on a dramatic personality by adding a variety of three dimensional textures such as wavy, swirly and mosaic like shapes.

Whichever way you decide to go, you’ll find just the right wall tiles for your needs here at TFO. We take keen interest in the international market as well as the local market to source the best and the latest products that are perfectly suited for use in Australia. Other than the products mentioned above, we have other types of wall tiles such as natural stone wall tiles, timber look wall tiles, lappato porcelain wall tiles and a wide variety of glazed porcelain wall tiles.

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4 comments… add one
  • Tony Skeels August 19, 2017, 12:59 pm

    Many thanks for your reply. One more question. Due to the irregular thickness of these stack stone tiles (600mm x 300 mm), what tile cutter do I use to cut them. Can you use a manual cutter or do I have to rent a wet saw diamond cutter.
    Many thanks,

    • The Guys at TFO August 23, 2017, 1:53 pm

      Hi Tony, you need to use a grinder or wet saw to cut stackstone.

  • Tony Skeels August 16, 2017, 9:37 pm

    Yesterday I bought 3 boxes of Roman Granit stackstone tiles for a feature interior wall that I am building. Ninos served me.
    My question is : Do I have to grout between each tile and if so WHY.
    I would like to butt up each tile without grouting. Is this acceptable.

    • The Guys at TFO August 18, 2017, 5:47 pm

      Hi Tony, thanks for your enquiry. Stackstone does not need grouting. You can definitely butt them up together.

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