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Wall tiles have been around for hundreds of years. Since the Roman times in fact, but this article isn't about the history of tiles it is about why you should choose wall tiles for your kitchen or bathroom.
So what are the benefits of kitchen and bathroom wall tiles?
First of all, wall and floor tiles are easy to maintain and their wipe free properties makes them extremely hygienic. Correct maintenance also protects against mould which can occur in damper areas and if you use a grout protector and the correct cleaning products tiles will look fresher for longer.
Secondly, due to their hardwearing properties, tiles are long lasting and will not wear (many wall tiles come with a 20 year guarantee). Popular materials are ceramic wall tiles and porcelain wall tiles but other materials are available such as real stone wall tiles. Wall tiles are also an inexpensive choice and last much longer than wallpaper and paints. Ceramic in particular tends to work out much cheaper than other materials and is available in a variety of colours, textures, finishes and styles.
Wall tiles are a great option for areas that may be susceptible to hard wear- such as in a bathroom or behind a cooker, they offer a great alternative to other wall coverings. For example, in these hard to maintain areas, wallpaper can easily be damaged and may peel in wet areas. Wall tiles help avoid these problems and actually help protect your walls from water damage. Many homeowners are installing splashbacks behind the cooker to protect the walls, these are also a great option to add colour and break up the colour scheme.
Finally, kitchen and bathroom wall tiles look great and the choices are endless- wall tiles come in a variety of colours, finishes and styles. You can use large format wall tiles or smaller mosaic wall tiles, traditional 100x100mm kitchen wall tiles or metro brick tiles, the choice is yours!
For help and advice on choosing the perfect kitchen and bathroom wall tiles please contact one of our sales team or pop into one of our stores. At Tileflair we are always happy to help and endeavour to help you create something beautiful in your home.