Regardless of what everybody says, building a new space is one long and challenging ordeal, and when it comes to putting down the floor of the place, it’s even more confusing as well as important because not only it serves one’s purpose of a floor, it also shows off what your personal space is exactly.

In recent years, tiles have gained preference over other types of floorings as they are durable, non-allergic, require low maintenance and are eco-friendly.

But, before one decides to start off with these there are a few things to be kept in mind before buying tiles. Here is how to pick up the best for your space-

1. Decide size according to the space and area

Keep in mind the area where the tiles will be put up. Visualize the space and size of the room. By choosing the right flooring, the entire setting can be transformed. If the room is large, big and large tiles would look graceful on the floor. Small sized rooms look pretty with small tiles while medium sized rooms appear nice with either medium sized tiles or with various tiles mixed and matched to show nice patterns adding a speck of luxury to the room.

2. Durability

The flooring of a room is a long term commitment, hence it is important to pick out the most durable and resistive material for the areas that are most frequently used. Because tile floors are made from a variety of materials, you can choose the desired one keeping in mind its strength. The commonly used porcelain imitates stone but it better at resisting straining and cracking. The bricks and slates are ideal for patios and walkways, giving them the more classy looks. The kitchen and bathrooms could use vinyl flooring which would serve to be beautiful and tough at the same time. For areas such as children’s playrooms, peel and stick carpeting squares would be ideal as damaged units can be pulled out and replaced easily.

3. Colors

Choose the color of tiles in a way that they coordinate with the rest of the room at ease. The look and feel of the room is determined by the right combinations picked. Most of today’s tiles and designed to emulate natural and less gaudy. It’s important to understand the inherent shade variations usually listed as high, medium, low or random. Low gives a consistent shade and texture. Moderate gives medium shades and texture variation, high gives high shades and texture variation whereas random gives heavy shades and texture variation. Talk to professionals who may assist you to give a “wow” factor and add that delicate décor to your space.

4. Maintenance

Although easy to maintain, yet tiles need a certain level of maintenance. Go for the ones that require less maintenance if the place is frequently used and cleanup is done only on weekends. Do not go for rugged textures as they are difficult to clean after spills. Proper maintenance is critical. Improper maintenance can build up contaminant on tile causing it to be slippery.

5. Price

Last but not the least, it is important to keep in mind the price. Research and choose among the ones that fit perfectly in your budget. Ask for discounts. Tiles come in every budget and floor sizes. Choose the best that suits your need.

In the end, it is totally your own preference when it comes to planning that dream place. Whether it is classic beauty or rustic charm, inside or outdoor, formal or informal, the floor will always be the one that catches the eye. Figure out the best tile which fits the best in your place because at the end of the day it is your floor, your place, your budget and you are the one who is going to live there.