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Monday, 29 June 2015 10:30

Tips on purchasing tiles for workspaces

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They say first impressions are lasting ones.  This is true for people but can also be equally important to businesses too.  Many customers see your office space, show room or store front before they actually deal with you or your team members, so physical space presentation is important. Décor needs to represent your organisation appropriately.  Johnson Tiles has put together four key tips you should consider when it comes to flooring your work space with the latest look.

Selecting tiles

The first thing that should be considered when buying tiles is the area in which the tiles will be installed. Space will determine the sizes or even formats of the tiles you can consider.  Tiles are no longer just produced in standard sizes and shapes.  This means that you can get creative with the formats and even the patterns in which the tiles are laid.

It is also important to consider the area you’ll be tiling – whether it’s indoor or outdoor. If it’s for an outdoor area, consider installing textured porcelain, which have slip resistance and are front resistant. “Customers should ask for a sample of the tile to see if it will match their space, complement their colour scheme and suit their style,” says Richard Nuss, marketing manager at Johnson Tiles.

Inkjet tiles

Inkjet technology has revolutionised tile design. Inkjet printing technology allows for high definition printing on ceramic and porcelain tiles. This has led to the development of tiles that look exactly like wood and natural stone but at a fraction of the price and without the maintenance.  “Wood-look tiles are water resistant, easier to heat and will last for many years without harming the environment – no sealing and no harsh cleaners” says Nuss

When buying tiles, particularly for the kitchen or bathroom areas of the office space, it’s advisable to consider ceramic tiles as they are easy to clean and hygienic. 

Colour and design

Colour complements design, so it’s important that these elements are considered together when making tile choices. The latest looks include cement or screed designs. Wood-look tiles, with natural looking wood grains are very popular too.

Greys are trendy and very popular at the moment, particularly warmer greys. Greys, with a touch of yellow and green are great for bringing life and character to interior designs. Furthermore, greys work well with stone, concrete and wood design. “Consider using a lighter tile for dark room and a lighter and bolder tile for bright rooms,” advises Nuss.

Installation of tiles

Proper installation is critical for the perfect finish and longevity of your tiles. For best wear and durability, install the best quality tiles to get the best result. Don’t limit yourself by sticking to a simple square pattern; there are other installation options such as diagonal designs that one can choose from. “Consider cutting the tiles, as this will let you create new layouts suitable to your style,” says Nuss. Moreover, mosaics can be added for glamour to create a specialised look and unique style to the room.

When installing tiles; use grout that matches the tile as that creates better flow of the room. Tiles can be used on the wall as well – as this allows you to keep the same design while enhancing the style and beauty of the room.

 

For more information or décor advice, visit www.johnsontiles.co.za or follow Johnson Tiles on Twitter.

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