Whether you’re an interior designer, an architect, or a homeowner, picking the perfect tile for your client or a DIY project at your own home possess a handful of challenges and hurdles. An endless array of options to choose from, applications of certain products and installation techniques make selecting tile and intimidating decision.
Rest assured, Shreeji Ceramic team is here to help! For tile that lasts and keeps your client happy for decades, here are the five most important things to consider when selecting tile.
Are you looking for a high or low maintenance product?
The tile you select should align with the lifestyle you live and the amount of time you want to spend on maintenance. Lifestyle that result in spills, scratches and hectic schedules aren’t tailored to carpet, natural stone or wooden flooring. Full body Vitrified tile, however less costlier and low at maintenance and will not stain like natural stone can.
What are you looking to spend on the tile project and how quickly does it need to be executed?
Time and money must play a role in your decision making process when selecting tile. Our showrooms and TileGuide consultants will help you define budgets and timelines, and then will steer you in the right direction after these two critical pieces of information are determined.
You need to know your style.
Everyone has their own style or aesthetic that resonates with them, and getting a clear idea of what you like is very important. Are you a trendsetter? Do you want a rustic look? Do you want the newest product on the market? Photos that illustrate your favourite designs, colors and textures are a great starting point, too. We wish our clients has smiling face after each purchase made and then they can proudly ask others to #showyourStile.
Be sure to compare tile samples before selecting.
Samples are a key ingredient to consider when selecting tile. Compare the design samples under different lights and during different times of day, and place the sample next to fixtures, colors swatches and applications. You’ll be amazed how time spent with a sample will make your decision easier.
Your tile is artwork, and tile installers are artists. Find a quality installer!
Be sure to select an experienced, caring and responsible tile installer to make your vision and design a reality. Beautiful tile products cannot compensate for careless installation.
Since Shreeji Ceramic is a tastemaker and a trendsetter, we enjoy discussing what’s coming up and introducing new concepts. There will always be timeless styles, and those are some of the most popular products at Shreeji Ceramic and every year there are trends that we see sprouting up in our industry.
Pratik Patel, BDE