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Switching Up Your Kitchen Tiles: A Quick Start Guide

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There are a lot of tasks associated with kitchen tiles that most of us are just going to have no frame of reference for. We can contemplate how to get the most out of our tiles, we can consider the materials we are working with and what looks right, but at the end of the day, it’s hard to know if we’re doing the right thing with our kitchen without the proper guidance.

At Tilemall, we support Australian homes and businesses with a wide selection of kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles, and more. So, this month, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to make the most of your kitchen tiles and a few quick pointers on where to start if you want to think about reviving the space. So, without further adieu, let’s get started.

Tip 1: How to Change Your Kitchen Tile Colours Without Replacing Them

There are a number of ways to change kitchen tile colours that don’t involve replacing them. With that said, they all come down to replacing the visible pigment with another through various means. Whilst some will prefer to simply paint the tile directly and be done with it, a process that can be very effective when done correctly, there is one option that is likely to be more long-lasting.

Tile refinishing is the process of reglazing your tile with a new pigment, thereby giving it a new look. Generally, the pigment can also be used over the grout to maintain colour consistency but the choice is yours when it comes to execution. Just note that some tile materials will fare better with painting and refinishing than others, so it’s important to do your research before you begin to make sweeping changes.

Tip 2: Do You Tile First Before Installing Kitchen Cabinets?

Short answer: Yes! Whilst you can definitely go in either direction, and there’s not going to be one answer that suits absolutely every situation, in most cases, installing your tiles first will be ideal.

Why? Well, it helps you to cut down on costs by avoiding custom tile-cutting requirements. Plus, in many cases, it can even help you to prevent water damage and other types of issues that can come from installing while your floor is unprotected. Once again, definitely not a firm objective rule, but if you’re unsure how to proceed and need to make a choice then tiling first before installing cabinets will be the best solution.

Tip 3: What Tile is Best For Kitchen Flooring?

This is another one of those “we get this question a lot but there isn’t really an objective answer” questions. Tiles often come down to taste and preference, and whilst certain tile materials are going to be better suited for certain environments and use cases, that doesn’t mean there will always be a “best” option for a particular area.

All that said, there are a few materials that are going to prove highly effective as kitchen flooring, which includes:

This tends to be the most popular collection of kitchen floor options, but really, as long as a tile is meant for floor use and isn’t going to be too slippery or fragile, the choice will really come down to your own personal preferences.

~ Choosing tiles for your kitchen should be a fun process and one that comes with a lot of options for creativity. If you’ve been thinking of switching up your kitchen tiles, and need a good collection to choose from, Tilemall has you covered with a wide range of luxurious kitchen tile options. Explore our selection today.