Things to consider while choosing
Floor & Wall Tiles
There are numerous possibilities for Floor tile area. One can choose based on the overall theme of the house or by tile surface finish. People nowadays prefer large size tiles because they have fewer grout lines and a more seamless appearance. However, with small tile sizes, beautiful patterns can be created.
Floor tiles can be used in a variety of spaces, including residential (bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, terrace, foyers, and so on) and commercial (offices, restaurants, bars, malls, railway stations, airports, metro stations, showrooms, boutiques, and so on) and outdoor (porches, gazebos, swimming pool decks, garden pathways, parking lots, footpaths, and so on).
Each space necessitates a tile with its own set of characteristics, and tiles that work well indoors may not work well outdoors. Check the characteristics of the floor tiles before making a decision.
Floor tile prices contribute to its popularity in India. A tiled floor is often easier to maintain and lasts longer than a concrete floor. You can also customise the floor to your specifications. Tiles with increased sturdiness, for example, will suit any area subjected to heavy loads, such as parking or pavement. However, you must improve your grip on the bathroom and kitchen floors.
Modern Floor & Wall Tiles Collections From Johnson
Floor Tile Designs at H&R Johnson
Any room can be modernised with floor tiles. Any modern interior designer or architect's favourite material is floor tiles. The variety of designs offers a range of options for any theme or preference. Furthermore, you can select tiles with varying levels of sturdiness based on your space requirements.
Among the various flooring options available, such as wood, Italian or other Marble, tiles, Granite, Slate, Carpet, Terrazzo, and so on, new generational porcelain tiles qualify as the best option. Apart from its technical superiority and ease of maintenance, the range of designs such as 3D Tiles, printed tiles; various finishes
such as textured finish, glossy finish, matt finish, polished finish; and various sizes meets all of your needs and functionalities.
How to Choose Floor Tiles for Your Space?
You should select floor tiles based on the available space and anticipated usage. Floor tiles must not only improve the appearance of the space, but they must also be more durable. The right type of floor tile must be chosen because it will bear the majority of the traffic and weight of the space.
Here are some factors to consider when selecting the best floor tile for your space.
- 1. Location & Footfall: Floors in various locations will be subjected to varying weather conditions, footfall, weight, and surface abuse. Thus, it is preferable to consider these factors when selecting tiles in order to enjoy a long-lasting appearance.
- 2. Appearance & Finish: The second most crucial aspect of your tile selection is its appearance. You must consider the space's theme, natural lighting, expected skid resistance, and accessibility requirements. Dark glossy tiles, such as black granite and marble finish tiles, are ideal for well-lit, open spaces. White tiles will be required in a location with limited natural light. Similarly, bathrooms and other areas where water may spill require increased floor grip to prevent slip accidents.
3. Tile Size & Thickness: Tile size is determined by the type of space as well as the available floor area. While large tiles (120x60 cm or larger) can be used on most walls, large luxurious floor tiles should only be used in dry areas. Areas where water will be spilled must actively maintain a slope for efficient drainage.
Bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor areas, for example. Smaller tiles, such as 60x60cm , 40x40cms and 30x30 will be required for such areas. Tiles surfaces which can withstand the regular wear and tear should be used in high-traffic areas such as matt finish Johnson Endura Meteor, Hi-Traffic, EDC and Maxgrip.
Spaces to Use Floor Tiles:
Here is a list of spaces and tiles that would work
- 1. Bedroom, Living Room: These rooms gain from high gloss, satin matte, lapato, and sugar finish tiles. Porcelain Tiles have completely taken over the space. - Polished Full Body Vitrified Tiles - Glazed Vitrified Tiles.
- 2. Kitchen & Bathroom: Matte finish anti-skid tiles, especially for wet areas: - Glazed Vitrified Tiles - Porcelain Tiles.
- 3. Parking & Outdoors: Parking or outdoor tiles need to have a better surface hardness to survive sudden weight duress. - Full Body Vitrified Tiles.
- 4. Commercial Spaces: You have multiple specialised tiles for unique industrial and commercial needs. Here’s a list of different tiles as per industrial needs: - Double Glazed Ceramic Tiles for retail stores, malls - Anti-Static Tiles for ASD exposed areas - Acid & Alkali Tiles for chemical industries - Heavy Duty Tiles for workshops and mechanical industries.
- 5. Public Places: Public places need tile placements for various reasons including accessibility. The following types of tiles fall into this category: - Tac Tiles - Staircase Tiles - Heavy Traffic Tiles for areas like aisles, schools, airports, etc.
Types of Floor Tiles at H&R Johnson:
- ● Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles are attractive and functional. These tiles can be found on kitchen and bathroom floors, walls, and backsplashes. The popular tiles are available in a variety of colours and patterns to complement – or even create the decor of your room.
- ● Glazed Vitrified/Porcelain Tiles
Glazed vitrified tiles (GVT) have a glazed surface. They offer a wide range of design, art, and texture, including wood grain, bamboo, slate, and stone. This is also a costly process, but as digital printing procedures are tried to introduce, the cost decreases.
- ● Full Body Vitrified Tiles
Full body vitrified tile (FBVT) is a low porosity vitrified ceramic tile. It is a less expensive alternative to marble and granite. FBVTs are frequently used outside due to their water and frost resistance. FBVTs are nano-polished to make them stain and water resistant.
- ● Double Charged Vitrified Tiles
Double charged vitrified tiles or DCVTs are vitrified tiles with a thick layer of colour pigment applied directly to the surface. These tiles have a higher scratch resistance than glazed tiles and can be polished for luxurious finish. They are great for medium to high traffic areas.
- ● Step Tiles
Step tiles are full body vitrified tiles polished and cut for usage on staircases. These tiles offer very high mechanical strength and can bear high footfall without wear and tear.
- ● Parking Tiles
Parking area tiles are different from other floor tiles due to the need for high mechanical and surface strength. Also, parking area tiles may need a higher grip than other tiles which handle only foot traffic.
- ● Industrial Floor Tiles
Industrial floor tiles are specific tiles for different industrial area usage. For example, tiles for workshop floors, chemical and alkali resistant tiles, and anti-static tiles are industrial tiles.
- ● Cool Roof Tiles
Cool-roof tiles are ceramic tiles with special glaze which offers a high solar reflectance index (SRI) to the tile. High SRI ensures the tiles’ surface remains cooler despite exposure to direct sunlight.
Floor Tile Colours & Finishes at H&R Johnson:
The floor tiles are available in a variety of colours, which are listed below:
- Floor Tiles in Beige
- Floor Tiles in Black
- Floor Tiles in Blue
- Brown Floor Tiles
- Floor Tiles in Cream
- Floor Tiles in Green
- Floor Tiles in Grey
- Floor Tiles in Ivory
- Floor Tiles in Various Colours
- Floor Tiles in Orange
- Pink Ceramic Floor Tiles
- Purple Ceramic Floor Tiles
- Floor Tiles in Red
- Floor Tiles Sandune
- Floor Tiles in Wenge
- Floor Tiles in White
- Floor Tile in Yellow
Both glossy and matte finishes have distinct properties. The glossy finish adds an elegant sheen to the tile surface, making it suitable for installation in living rooms, showrooms, dining rooms, and lobby areas, among other places. Matte finish floor tiles, on the other hand, add a subtle touch to the tile design and even provide a less slippery surface to walk on. As a result, matte finish floor tiles can be used in areas prone to water, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and swimming pools.
1. Which is the best tile for flooring?
Glazed ceramic tiles are most commonly used for home flooring, particularly in dry areas such as living rooms and bedrooms. For your home's floors, you can also use polished vitrified tiles. These tiles have a glossy finish and will add a luxurious look to your floors.
2. Which floor tile is most durable?
Glazed vitrified flooring tiles or porcelain tiles are the most durable and low-maintenance option because they do not require additional sealing and feature an almost waterproof body. GVTs can also handle thermal shock, frost and water condensation well.
3. Is thicker floor tile better?
The thickness of a tile determines its load bearing capacity. While any floor tile can be used on the wall, 8-9mm thick floor tiles installed with a proper base can perform well for home floors. However, for areas where additional load bearing capacity is needed, using thicker tiles (10mm+) would be better.
4. What is the life of floor tiles?
Lifespan of tile flooring: 20 years with low-quality tile and improper installation, 30-50 years with high-quality tile and proper installation. With proper maintenance, tile, one of the most versatile floor types, is incredibly resilient, particularly to water.
5. What thickness should floor tiles be?
The thickness of each tile varies. The thickness of an 800*800 polished tile is approximately 912mm; an antique tile is approximately 1518mm; and a wall tile 300*450, 300*600 is approximately 710mm, so the thickness of the tile depends on the type of tile.
6. What type of tile is easiest to clean?
The glass tile Glass is one of the market's oldest tile materials. Porcelain Tile Polished Polished porcelain can always be cleaned with a broom and mop because it is a well-finished surface, laminated tiles and Vinyl tiles.
7. Should floor tiles be darker than walls?
Darker floor tiles can make your room appear larger and more spacious. However, for the combination to work, light-coloured walls are required. The contrast of dark and light can make any space appear more elegant and spacious.