28 Nov, 2019
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How to Choose Tiles for Home and Other Spaces

When you do up your home, there are multiple ideas that float in your mind. While aesthetics play an important role, convenience and durability are equally significant. This is where tiles come to your rescue - they are one of the most popular flooring solutions these days! Not just that, they are extremely durable and lend a touch of class and elegance to your space. What’s more, they are easy to clean and are long-lasting. Once you’ve zeroed in on this idea, you can make a stop at any of the nine Orient Bell Tile Boutiques in various cities across India and discover a range of tiles suitable for your space? Now, that’s a win-win!

How to pick the right tile for your home

There are a wide variety of tile options available today, but it is important to understand that every type is not suitable for all kinds of spaces. For instance, you might want to go for stone tiles all over your house, but remember they react poorly with water. Something like a porcelain tile works well for all spaces!

Here are a few tips to remember when you pick a tile for your home:

Your living rooms look great with large tiles, while bedrooms and other rooms can have smaller tiles. It is also significant to match the colour palette of the room, otherwise, the tile colour might clash. Generally, ivory or grey-coloured tiles are suitable for most rooms.

Your bathroom, like space, must look vibrant! Why not get bright-colored floor tiles to add a touch of glamour to this space? Your walls could have glossy tiles for a smart finish - trust us, they are really easy to clean.

Kitchen floor tiles must be a little muted - maybe, you could go for a gold or brown tone, since stains and scratches will be concealed easily! The walls could have glossy tiles.

Your corridors will look attractive with dark, earthy tiles.

For the roof or terrace, don’t experiment much and go for basic colours. White is a great option and will also bring down the temperature when it’s sweltering hot!

The ‘Right’ Tiles according to your space


It’s best to go for ceramic tiles in the bathroom. While glazed ones work well for walls, it’s not a great idea to do the same for floors. They generally become slippery when wet, and that’s a little dangerous. You could opt for natural stones like granite, sandstone or even slate.

These options are extremely durable and add a touch of elegance to your bathroom. You could also mix and match and add an element of colour by going for borders for your tiles. While tiles are available in all kinds of sizes, it’s best to go for 3” x 6” tiles.

Living room

You can be a little experimental, when you go for tiles for your living room - use ceramic tiles to natural stones, terracotta, or porcelain.  For a large and spacious living room, designer and textured marble tiles look elegant and classy, while terracotta tiles look amazing in small living rooms.


Go for ceramic tiles in the kitchen, keeping their durability and variety in mind! Tiles that are scratch-resistant work best, since this space is in constant use. You can match the interiors as well as the tiles in the kitchen, when you are doing up the walls or floors. It’s best to go for small tiles in a small kitchen and large ones for a large space.

Keep these tips in mind and make your house look just the way you want to!

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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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