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Kitchen Tiles are easy to clean, will last for many years to come and look great! Read on for some great tile design tips about how to make the most of your kitchen tiles and make the best tile purchase choices. There are a few key things to consider when shopping for your ideal kitchen tiles, the tile size being a key factor...
100 x 100mm Kitchen Tiles
Traditionally, a 100 x 100mm tile was selected for a kitchen wall. This is still apparent today as it makes sense to fix this size to the typical kitchen wall space. Kitchen wall tiles generally have to fit in the space between the work tops and cupboards. Kitchen floor tiles vary from home to home, as there have been a number of kitchen-diners (therefore increasing the floor space to be tiled). The size of tile you select for your kitchen depends on personal taste. Smaller tiles generally look more pleasing to the eye in a smaller space due to the relative space. Follow this link for a list of small kitchen wall tiles.
Country style kitchen wall tiles have been a timeless choice, as this style never dates or goes out of fashion. 100 x 100mm country style kitchen tiles include Cave del Panaro, Marmi Antichi and Le Cave.
Contemporary kitchen tiles size 100 x 100mm include tiles with satin or matt finishes, textured finishes or contemporary designs. Some good tile examples include the Antares tile series which has a copper metallic shine to the finish.
A popular choice recently has been metro tiles, which are rectangular and on average 200 x 100mm or 300 x 100mm. Design options for fixing these tiles to the wall include brickbonded, parallel or off-angle. Either option looks good with a contrasting grout colour to emphasis the shape and size of the tiles, plus metro tiles with a bevelled edge also highlight each individual tile - giving extra emphasis on the tile design.
Scored tiles are available with are the size of a bathroom tile (roughly 400 x 250mm) but have a scored surface to create the illusion of mosaic tiles as opposed to larger tiles. Advantages of using a scored kitchen tile include an impressive overall effect, faster fixing time and a unique design feature.
Some good scored kitchen tile examples include the colourful and fun Decko tile collection, the classic and contemporary Trend tile series, the glossy travertine Royale tile range and also the textured and scored Torcello tile range.
The choice is yours!
One word of advice when looking for your ideal kitchen tiles is to consider the size. Obviously you have to look at the colour, shade, finish and texture as well! Kitchen tile size is a matter of personal choice at the end of the day and if you wish to put a bathroom wall tile in the kitchen then so be it! As long as you are happy with the design. Tileflair have 40 years of tile experience and are more than happy to recommend your kitchen tiles according to what size, colour and style you are looking for.