How To Pick the Right Tile For Your New Construction Home

by / Friday, 29 January 2016 / Published in Latest Blog Entries - Stanley Homes Inc.
How To Pick the Right Tile For Your New Construction Home | Home Construction | Stanley Homes

It doesn’t really matter if we are talking about new construction or remodeling in Melbourne FL, installing tiles can be the costliest procedure related to the interior of the house. This means that it is crucial to do some research and take some things into consideration when you are picking the tiles. In this article we will mention some of the steps you must take in order to find the right tiles for your home.

Know Your Budget

Of course, the first step is to determine your budget. As we have already said this process can be very expensive, but only if you don’t have a good plan. There are dozens of different tiles on the market, so you can easily get carried away by the offer and end up with a huge bill in your pocket. The good news is that there are some high quality tiles that won’t cost you a small fortune.

The Purpose

Make sure that the tiles that you are interested in match your purpose. For example, if you are tiles for your bathroom, you definitely need tiles that are slip-resistant. On the other hand, if you are planning to use tiles outside, the tiles must be sturdy and resistant to the weather changes. In other words, find a tile that will be suitable for the area where it will be used.

The Time

There is no doubt that this process requires certain period of time, but there are cases when people need to speed up the installation process a little bit. If you are in a situation like this, you have two options. You can choose large tiles because they are easier to install and you should definitely use a contractor that has experience and qualified team to finish this task quickly.

The Walls

Don’t forget that the tiles are only one of the elements in the room. It doesn’t matter if you need tiles for the patio, for the bathroom or kitchen – each of these areas has walls and ceiling. Every experienced home builder will advise you to find tiles that suit your walls. Take some time to analyze the color, patterns and color of the tiles and compare them to your walls. Of course, it is possible to paint the walls after that, but be sure that you want to follow the style of your tiles in the entire room.

A Few Common Mistakes People Make When Picking Tiles

One of the most common mistakes is selecting “ultra-modern” or “trendy” tiles. Although this might seem like a good option, you should know that after a a couple of years, these tiles will probably look odd and outdated. Experts recommend tiles with neutral patterns or solid, neutral colors. Classic tiles are always a good choice.
In addition, homeowners should avoid very dark colors or very light colors because their maintenance is difficult. On the other hand, if you want to make any room look more spacious, use tiles that come in lighter colors and vice versa, darker nuances when you need to make the room look smaller.

We hope that these tips will help you find the right tiles.  If you would like our trained professionals to help you choose the best tile for your new construction home in the Melbourne / Viera Florida area, please contact us. Our office in Melbourne is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for your convenience, as well as Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. Special arrangements to tour our model homes around Brevard can be made by calling the sales hotline 321-684-7761.


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