Tile Selection Guide: Choosing The Right Tiles For Your Home

Tiles add style and sophistication to any room but choosing the right tiles for your home is often overwhelming. There are many elements to consider, so we’ve created this guide to help you find the perfect tiles for your next project.

Decide on a budget before looking for tiles

Depending on the type of tiles you choose and the area you want to be covered, the budget can be limitless! Before you start looking for tiles, do a little planning and work out how much budget you have to play with – this will heavily influence the tiles you choose.

Where will you lay the tiles?

The location of your tiles will go a long way to helping you refine your search, as different tiles are suitable for different areas. Some tiles are specially designed for walls, others are more suited for floors, and some are suitable for both.

What aesthetic are you aiming to create?

Clever use of tiles can create the illusion of space within a room. To create ambience, consider using the same walls on the floor and the walls for consistency and flow. The Classic Ceramics team can help you find your perfect tile, from classic white tiles to customised tiles to match a specific style.

Consider colours and textures

With an extensive range of tile colours and textures available, choose a tile that reflects your personality and style. Here are some of the most popular colour schemes:

  • White

Perfect for a crisp, clean feel, white tiles make your room light and airy. White tiles can also help make a small space look bigger and create a wonderful backdrop for you to accessorise with pops of colour. Find here some ideas for the white marble tile interior.


  • Neutrals and natural stone tiles

Cream, beige, and natural stone tiles offer a calm, relaxing effect in your home. Their earthy tones bring a timeless, classic feel to a space and are easy to match with soft furnishings and accessories.

natural stone tiles


  • Dark grey or black

Nothing creates drama like darker tiles. They are also suitable for busy rooms, as they hide dirt and marks well.


  • Light grey

Greys tend to open a room and are prevalent in smaller spaces. Grey tiles work well with pops of colour, creating movement and drama.


  • Metallic or glass

Fancy glass and metallic tiles add luxury and a contemporary twist wherever you lay them. The reflections help open up the space in a luxurious way. Featuring the Vogue Dekorami tiles.

colourful patterned tiles


  • Coloured

Don’t be afraid of adding style and personality through the clever use of colourful or patterned tiles. Rich, deep colours add depth and drama. Check out the Ceramica Bardelli Soda tile variation.


Tile size and scale

Large format tiles can make your room look bigger when placed on the floors and the walls. Tiling an uneven surface in an older home? Smaller tile sizes or mosaic tiles can provide a better fit and finish.

Tile material

Tiles fall into two main categories, man-made and natural stone tiles. If you have a specific colour or texture in mind, then manufactured tiles could be a good option for you. Each natural stone tile is unique, creating a stunning backdrop for your furniture.


Manufactured tiles

Ceramic tiles

Both affordable and low maintenance, ceramic tiles are one of the most popular types of tiles on the market. Ceramic tiles are easy to cut and are waterproof once grouted, with no need to seal them.

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are known for their strength and durability. Less porous and more water resistant than ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are an excellent choice for wet areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. They can be glazed or unglazed, but unglazed will still require sealing and regular cleaning.


Natural Stone Tiles


These stunning tiles feature warm earthy colours, including cream, ivory, and white.


A truly timeless tile, each marble tile offers unique markings and a sleek polished finish.


Usually presenting a range of grey, gold, and brown hues, limestone adds a rustic, earthy feel to any room. Limestone requires careful maintenance to ensure the quality withstands over time.


Patterned or plain?

Don’t be afraid to play around with patterned tiles – they allow you to add your personal flair to any room or space. Whether you want to add a pop of colour to a bathroom or boost brand awareness in a commercial area, patterned tiles are a fantastic choice. Great as a splashback or on the floor in a larger geometric style design, patterned tiles add a modern contemporary twist.

Larger plain tiles might be a better choice for a classic and minimalistic look. Experiment with textures and finishes or consider laying tiles in exciting patterns.

Hopefully, you now have a better idea about the perfect tile for your project. Now you’ll need to find a respected tile distributor or tiles warehouse that showcases designer tiles in your area.


Why choose Classic Ceramics for designer tiles in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane?

We can help you with your tile choice as our passion is matching the perfect product to every project. At Classic Ceramics, we adore creating unique residential, commercial, and corporate spaces. We aim to achieve excellence across every touchpoint with our clients and invest time in understanding your individual needs and requirements. We deliver decorative wall and floor tile solutions guaranteed to bring joy for years to come.

Are you an Architect or Designer? If you’d like to discuss decorative bathroom tiling options for a residential or commercial project, make an appointment with one of our in-house experts in Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane.

Or, if you are looking for bespoke items, our Classic Design Studio will bring your vision to life. This service provides custom-made items such as step nosing, skirting pieces, and diverse custom mosaics – where the tiniest details make all the difference.

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