Tips on Creative Tiling Ottawa

Tips on Creative Tiling Ottawa

Tiles are a great option when it comes to decorating the floors and walls of your home. If you are just getting started with your decorating then here are a few creative tiling Ottawa tips from Miracle Dream Homes to help you get the most out of your tiling to achieve the result you want to.

Choose the Right Floor Tiles

The types of floor tiles that you choose will depend to a certain extent upon the room that you are decorating.

For example, if you are decorating the bathroom then stone tiles or porcelain tiles are a great option. Both of these are solid and durable, look great and clean easily. Porcelain tiles are also waterproof which is essential in the bathroom.

For kitchen floor tiles you want to focus on a tile installation that is easy to clean. Porcelain is again a great option because it does not get stained, but there are other types to choose from. One of the main considerations is that the tiles are strong because things tend to get dropped in the kitchen more frequently.

Get Creative with Mosaics

You can create your own mosaics using tiles which is a great way to get creative and make your mark in your home. To do this you can use broken tiles to create your own patterns, or just use tiles with various patterns on them to create something unique that you won’t find in anyone else’s home.

There are also many collections of ripple glass mosaic tiles, as well as tiles which come in Aztec patterns and colours, or glass and stone mosaic tiles in orange, too. You might even consider the latest in new 3D-effect glass mosaics to give a futuristic and stylish finish to your room.

If a stylish and creative finish is the look you want, then do be tempted to add another finish and perhaps try metallic glass tiles in mink brown, mocha brown, red copper orange, soft gold, suede brown and taupe brown.

Or why not mix up the mosaics by adding mosaic glass brick tiles in brown and metallic Brown for a glistening, glossy seasonal look. Or take a walk on the wild side with the tiger orange and gazelle brown glass brick mosaic tiles from the Safari collection.

Prepare the Surface Properly

This is where many people have difficulties with tiles. The surface must be prepared properly before you lay tiles, making it slightly more complicated than if you were painting the walls.

For both wall tiles and floor tiles, it is important to ensure that the surface is clean, smooth and level. You may need to do some plastering to prepare the surface properly, and if you need to remove any tiles (you should not lay tiles over old ones) then a hammer and chisel may be enough to remove them.

When laying the tiles, use a spirit level and wooden battens to ensure that they are straight because there is nothing worse than wonky tiles on your kitchen floor! Spreading the glue using a tooth spreader and applying the grout are other slightly tricky procedures, so if you need help with the above then hire someone to do it for you.

These tips should provide you with a few ideas on how to improve your tiling when it comes to decorating your home. If you now feel ready to get started then simply choose your tiles from the hundreds of varieties available and start to transform your home today.


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