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How to select tiles for your living room

Choosing tiles for a living room can help modernise it and give it a fresh look. Here’s how to select the right ones for you.

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If you're tired of your old floors and want to give your living room a facelift, then it could be time to consider using tiles. Tiling is one of the most effective ways to make a space look fresh and modern. There’s a wide variety of materials and designs out there at a vast array of prices for you to choose from. Read on for advice on how to select the perfect tiles for your living room:

Select a theme for your living room

When you're deciding on a theme for your living room, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is to choose a theme that works with the style of your home. For example, if you have lots of rustic and country-style furniture in other rooms in your house, then going with something more modern or contemporary for this space may not mesh well. Explore Pinterest for inspiration for what tiles could do for your living area.

Explore different types of tiles

If you’re opting for tiles to decorate your living room as opposed to carpet or traditional wooden floorboards, a world of possibility is about to open up that could save you a lot of money. Wooden tiles are a great way to add warmth and character to your home. Wooden tiles can be used on their own or combined with other materials such as stone or ceramic flooring and are suitable for use in any room, including your living room.

If you're looking to create a warm and inviting living room space, wooden tiles may be the way to go. Wooden floors can also be used in other rooms of your house. The benefits of using wooden floor tiles are numerous:

  • They look like real wood and provide a soft, natural feel underfoot.
  • They are easy to install – you don't need any special tools or skills; just peel off the backing and stick them down!
  • Their durability means they can last for years with little maintenance required (just sweep occasionally).

Exploring different types of tiles

Porcelain wood tile living room

Porcelain wood tiles are a great choice for your living room. This type of flooring has a wood grain pattern that resembles the real thing, but is much more durable and easy to clean. Porcelain wood tiles are also waterproof, so you won't have to worry about moisture damaging your flooring.

Wooden plank tile flooring

Wooden plank tile flooring is made from real hardwood planks cut into small pieces then sealed together in sturdy shapes. This style offers a natural look while being easy to install since they come pre-finished – saving you time and money.

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Get the right size and shape of tiles

The size and shape of the tiles you choose will depend on the size of your room. As a general rule of thumb, square tiles are best for small rooms and rectangular ones work better in larger spaces. You'll want to make sure that there are enough tiles to cover all of your floor space, so if you're working with an irregularly shaped area (like an L-shaped living room), be sure that each side of the room has at least one line or row of tiles along its length or width. We recommend consulting a designer or getting advice from flooring experts like Topps Tiles to make sure you don’t over-order or get left short.

There are so many options for living room tiles available that it can be overwhelming at times, but don't worry – with these tips and some research on your part, you’ll find the ones for you. Explore our portfolio for inspiration for your renovation project.

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