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4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Mosaic Tiles for Your Home

Many of us are thinking about revamping our homes this January and with lots of sales online and in local DIY stores here are 4 things you need to consider if you are thinking about purchasing mosaic tiles.

How will Mosaic Tiles Affect your Lighting? 

4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Mosaic Tiles for Your Home

One of the most important things to consider when purchasing tiles is the lighting in your bathroom or kitchen.

It’s important to show your electrician all your sconces or other lamps and tiles before you fit them so that he could plan and install wiring all at same time. This way if anything needs to be changed you will have time before the tile gets installed for example the darker the tile the more lighting is required and the lighter the tile the less lighting you will need.

Avoiding Those Slips and Trips on the Bathroom or Kitchen Floor

Tile flooring in your bathroom and inside the shower has to be slip resistant. Your shower floor tile should not be larger than 4X4 inches. Many people opt for smaller tiles such as 2×2 or 1X1 inches because these are said to be much safer. If you are considering purchasing mosaic floor tiles for your bathroom make sure you hire a professional as installing glass tiles can prove to be tricky.

Making Your Mosaic Tiles Last

Mosaic tiles are a little more expensive than ceramic and porcelain tiles so it’s important to make them last. Besides giving your tiles a daily wipe down with warm soapy water, you should also make sure that any cleaning solutions used are wiped thoroughly and that they are friendly on grouts and sealants. The last thing you will want to do is use a product that causes damage to your new shiny tiles. Make sure you wash away any grit or dirt with a standard soft bristle brush.

As tempting as it may be to nip into your local supermarket and purchase specialised cleaning products, it might pay off to use a homemade cleaning solution. Try some homemade tile clean recipes, this way you will know what’s in the product and it will save you money in the long term. 

The Price

Price is always one of the most influential factors in your search for the perfect tile. Check out Tile Choice who not only stock a range of wall tiles and floor tiles for the home including ceramic, porcelain and mosaic tiles but also provide DIY tips and advice on how to create or spruce up your new home. Call 0800 1 560 560.

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