How To Choose The Right Tile In Melbourne?

Posted On April 27th, 2017

Deciding on Durability

a) Ceramic/Porcelain

The industries of ceramic tiles have made it easier for clients to decide which tiles are appropriate according to their application needs by using a rating system with 1 being least resistant to abrasion to 5 being most resistant.

b) Natural Stone

Natural stone has been used for thousands of years for flooring and is still going strong today. You can get a long lasting durable floor with the beauty and character from a natural stone.

Choosing a Size

Tiles are available in a variety of sizes from small 3/8″ mosaics to 24″x48″ slab tiles. There has been a recent shift towards larger tiles for floor and wall applications because larger tiles make small space appear bigger.

The Rules of Colour

You can decide what colour you want to choose, but here are a few basic rules to remember such as lighter colours can make small space appear bigger. Whereas darker colours add warmth and can hide dirt better.
Colours with neutral shades allow you to change your accessories – a freedom you might not have with bold colours. Whatever you decide, choose wisely because the colour will stay with you for a long time.

Texture Tips

In general, textured or matte finish tiles are less slippery as compared to smooth or shiny tiles. You should keep this in mind when choosing floor tiles especially for areas that are prone to moisture, for example, kitchens, bathrooms and entry ways.

Selecting a Style

The most popular tiles are the rustic or stone-looking ones because they fit in with any decor and are excellent at hiding dirt. You can add a more formal look with marble tiles, whereas tumbled marble will fit with many different styles.

Choosing a Grout

Grout exists in a wide variety of colours. If you use a grout that matches the tile, it can tend to make the grout lines disappear. This method is usually recommended for a clean and cohesive aesthetic. For a more dramatic look, use a contrasting colour that makes individual tiles stand out. Also, ask the design consultant if you could opt for stain proof grout for those hard-to-keep-clean areas. You can also use grout colourants to rejuvenate old or dirty grout.


The choice can be overwhelming with all of these tiling options. You can get expert help when you visit Pro Tiling Melbourne showroom to see the selection of tiles for yourself. You do not need to schedule a time to meet with the member of our design staff. Call Pro Tiling Melbourne today at 0450 516 537 for more ideas and creative designs or send us an email at

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