25 Jul 2022, Read Time : 4 Min

Architect Simran Boparai Opened Pandora of Secrets About Choosing Tiles for Her Projects.

These expert insights will help you navigate the dos and don’ts of the tile choosing process.

An eye for detail is what perfect saying for Simran Boparai, Lead Architect at Space 5She is known for her sophisticated, luxury, peace-invoking vibe designs that offer endless possibilities in terms of aesthetics. In an exclusive chat with this award-winning architect and interior designer, we got a sneak peek of what she follows when choosing suitable tiles for her projects. Excerpts….

Renovating your home or building it from scratch, the foundation needs to be solid, and so does your flooring. Flooring makes for a large part of the way your home looks; hence, investing a good amount of time and choosing quality over anything else is important.

Depending on the size of the house, your budget, your requirements, and the idea of how your home should look, you can create a humble abode that reflects your true personality and call it your own. To know how to select the right tiles for your home and roughly understand how architects decide which tile and what kind of tile suits the area best, read on.

Tip 1: Pick Pattern-Heavy Tiles For Bigger Rooms

When space is larger in size, the restrictions are more relaxed and allow you to venture outside of your traditional or mainstream flooring ideas.

Simran Boparai, Architect, Space 5 Architects, advises choosing tiles that are full of colour and more pattern-heavy tiles. As space isn’t a constraint, it makes the space look more personalized and gives it more character. You can choose any tiles from the Moroccan Art Tiles or Mosaic Tiles range or any stylized living room floor tiles from Orientbell Tiles.

Tip 2: Go For Big Size Tiles

Bigger size tiles are grabbing huge attention among architects because of its endless benefits.These bigger size tiles look more streamlined, neater, and less cluttered compared to smaller tiles, whose differentiation can be quite evident” says Simran. As the grout lines are thinner and fewer, it enhances the space by creating an illusion of a larger space. Granalt tiles can be the perfect pick for this. These tiles come in large sizes like 800mm x 2400mm and 800mm x 1600mm. You can mount these tiles on your tabletops, in your kitchens, as your door frames, window frames, bathrooms, and of course, wherever your mind’s creativity suggests you do it.

Tip 3: Try To Have a Uniform Look

Add Personality With Texture-Rich Neutrals

Uniformity comes with following a similar pattern or theme for both walls and flooring. Although you can go with multiple themes in the same room, to achieve uniformity, Simran suggested matching floor tiles colours with the paint of the walls. This keeps the aesthetic subtle, elegant and harmonious and doesn’t seem like a lot of things are happening simultaneously with respect to design, pattern, and even colors.

If you’re confused about whether to go for ceramic tiles or vitrified tiles, this guide can help you: Ceramic vs. Vitrified Tiles: 7 Key Differences.


Tip 4: Don’t Compromise On Quality

Make an impressive background with white coloured tile.

Quality trumps everything. Even if the designs are top-notch and trending at the moment, but the tiles aren’t as durable as they are expected, the entire project can go haywire or down south. To avoid that from happening, purchase your tiles from companies that sell tiles that give you your money’s worth.

Any good quality should last you long enough, even with heavy foot traffic and usage, and should sustain weather changes, whether laid, outdoor, or indoor. It should be able to sustain minimal stains and scratches and shouldn’t crack easily. Most important of all should be low maintenance. Tiles of good quality must meet these basic requirements and shouldn’t compromise on any of them.

How Can Orientbell Tiles Help You? 

Selecting the right tile for your house can be daunting, but if you invest your trust and vision with industry experts, it will turn out the way you envisioned it. Understand the scale of the project, your needs, and the budget that can help us and you to work in tandem without compromising on the progress of the project.

Orientbell Tiles are durable and long-lasting, manufactured with the latest technology. These tiles also have great features such as ease of cleaning, minimal maintenance, scratch-free, and low water porosity. Available in various materials, these tiles can be used outdoors and indoors in residential and commercial settings.

Visit the nearest tile store to pick the right flooring for your home, or you can also try the tiles online and see how they look in your place in real-time using our TriaLook feature.

We hope you found our ideas useful! If you liked reading this, also look at How To Find The Number Of Tiles Required For A Floor?


Mannika Mitra

Mannika Mitra is an Arts Graduate from the Delhi University & a Post-Graduate Diploma holder in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has worked as a digital producer with new agency; ANI, NDTV & Hindustan Times before joining Orientbell Tiles as a part of their digital and content marketing team. Her interest in interior design and knowledge of tiles comes from her family of architects and Tile Shop owners. In her quest to write useful blogs that help users pick the right tiles and renovation inspiration, she frequently does research with architects, tile dealers among others. Apart from writing content for the website she loves to travel, know about various cultures and binge watch on OTT platforms.

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