Tile Buyer's Guide: Select The Best Tiles For Your Dream Home

Choosing the right tile for your next project can be both thrilling and daunting. To simplify the process, we’ve curated a comprehensive guide to help you navigate your tile selection! Let’s get stuck in.

Step 1

Set yourself a budget.

Your first step is to decide on a budget before looking for tiles. Easier said than done!

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. Think about your square meterage and how far you can push the purse strings. Understanding your financial constraints will guide your choices and streamline the selection process, ensuring a well-balanced investment.

Step 2

Where will you lay your 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.  Determine whether the tiles are suitable for walls, floors, or both, tailoring your search to ensure functionality and longevity in the chosen area.

Step 3

Consider the aesthetic you’re aiming for.

Tiles play a pivotal role in shaping the atmosphere of a room. Whether you seek a clean feel with neutral tiles or a grounded space using natural stone, your aesthetic vision will be the guiding force behind your choices.

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.

Step 4

Dive into the colours and textures.

Now for the fun part!

With an endless array of tile colours and textures available, choosing a tile that reflects your personality and style is within reach.

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.

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.

Nothing creates drama like darker tiles. They are also suitable for busy rooms, as they hide dirt and marks well. Greys tend to open a room and are prevalent in smaller spaces. Grey tiles work well with pops of colour, creating movement and drama.

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.

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.

Step 5

Size and scale matter.

Understand how tile size influences the perception of space. Large format tiles can create a sense of expansiveness, while smaller tiles are ideal for intricate patterns or uneven surfaces. Kit kat or mosaic tiles can provide a better fit and finish for those hard-to-reach places. 

Step 6

Experiment with patterns and textures.

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.

Step 7

Tile material can make or break the bank.

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 and will be your cheaper option.

If you want to elevate your space, natural stone tile can easily bring that unique look, creating a stunning backdrop for your furniture.

We break down the differences in ceramic tiles here.

Your vision, our expertise.

Our exclusive collection of ceramic tiles caters to diverse project needs, ensuring a blend of aesthetics and functionality. Whether it’s residential or large-scale commercial endeavours, Classic Ceramics is committed to excellence.

For architects and designers seeking tailored tiling solutions, our experts in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are available for consultations. Contact us today to explore our extensive range and discover the ideal tiles for your vision.