How to choose indoor and outdoor tiles?

Indoor tile floor selection

  1. Place of use

Living room: The living room is the main activity area of ​​the family, and the tiles should have high wear resistance and beauty. Usually choose polished tiles to increase the brightness of the space.

Kitchen: Kitchen tiles need to be resistant to oil stains and easy to clean. It is recommended to choose matte or non-slip tiles to ensure safety.

Bathroom: The bathroom environment is humid, and non-slip is the key. You should choose tiles with good non-slip performance, such as matte tiles or special non-slip tiles.

Bedroom: Bedroom tiles should focus on comfort and beauty, and usually choose tiles with a gentler surface.

  1. Materials

Ceramic tiles: Relatively cheap, suitable for general indoor environments. Suitable for low budget but beautiful choices.

Porcelain tiles: High hardness and low water absorption, suitable for areas that require higher durability and waterproofness.

  1. Water absorption

The water absorption rate of indoor tiles does not need to be too high, but for humid areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, tiles with lower water absorption are more suitable.

  1. Size and shape

Living rooms and bedrooms can choose larger tiles to increase the sense of spaciousness.
Kitchens and bathrooms can choose small and medium-sized tiles for easy laying and maintenance.

  1. Color and design

Choose appropriate colors and patterns according to the decoration style of the room. Light-colored tiles are suitable for small spaces, while dark-colored tiles are dirt-resistant and appear stable.

  1. Environmental performance

Choose environmentally certified tiles to ensure that the product is harmless to health.

Purchase of outdoor tile flooring

  1. Place of use

Courtyard: The courtyard floor needs to be non-slip and weather-resistant. Choose non-slip tiles or outdoor special tiles.
Balcony: Balcony tiles need to be waterproof and non-slip. Choose non-slip tiles or tiles with low water absorption.

  1. Materials

Outdoor special tiles: These tiles are specially treated to withstand the wear and tear of the outdoor environment and climate change.
Natural stone: such as granite, marble, etc., with high hardness and strong durability, suitable for outdoor environments.

  1. Water absorption rate

The water absorption rate of outdoor tiles should be as low as possible to prevent cracking due to freeze-thaw cycles after absorbing water.

  1. Size and shape

Outdoor tiles are generally larger in size to reduce water accumulation in the gaps.
Irregularly shaped tiles are suitable for courtyard decoration and increase the sense of nature.

  1. Surface treatment

The surface treatment of outdoor tiles should be non-slip and anti-fouling. Matte tiles and non-slip tiles are better choices.

  1. Color and design

Outdoor tiles should be resistant to dirt and fade, such as gray, brown, etc.
The pattern design should be coordinated with the overall style of the courtyard or balcony.

  1. Weather resistance

Choose tiles that can resist the influence of weather such as ultraviolet rays, rain, frost, etc. to ensure that they will not fade or break after long-term use.