Tiles as an alternative to paint

by Sunday News Online | Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 | 520 views

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Amanda Ncube

MOST homeowners opt for tiles instead of painting their walls. This is so because tiled walls are easy to clean, durable and most importantly they are beautiful.

There are various types of tiles that you can select from as each one of them make a statement.

For instance some add texture and warmth while some convey drama and glamour.

Here are some types of wall tiles that you can select from to make your home look beautiful.

Marble tiles bring drama and glamour to your space.

This wall tile can have multiple finishes, from polished to brushed to tumbled, making it an elegant wall tile for any room. The unique, whirling patterns and tone variations bring a one-of-a-kind look to your room.

Ceramic tiles come in a wide array of sizes, shapes, textures and finishes to give you the creative freedom to update any wall of your room. Natural hues and bright shades can enhance indoor and outdoor areas with the look you choose.

The wall tile is durable, fire and moisture-resistant, and easy to clean, which makes it a smart option for your bathroom, kitchen or fireplace.

Porcelain tiles will enhance the look of your bathroom and kitchen. Soft, natural shades make co-ordinating with the feel of the room easy, whether you are updating your floors or adding a backsplash.

Available in matte and gloss finishes, this durable wall tile comes in different shapes for a number of artistic options.

If you are a fan of textural spaces, architectural wall tile is the way to go. A variety of natural hues and textures gives this stone tile a rustic appearance.

Create a soothing oasis feel in your bathroom or the perfect backdrop for your fireplace. There are also corner pieces of architectural tiles that offer a natural charm ideal for pillars as well.

If you want a unique wall that will only portray your personality opt for Travertine tiles. It has unique patterns and characters that are brought about by the mixed minerals.

This type of tile will not only beautify your home but it will also increase the value of your home. Travertine tile is perfect for any bathroom.

Slate tile will bring texture and personality to your space. The differences in each wall tile come together for a unique natural look. Slate tile can even retain heat, making it perfect in colder climates or bathrooms.

Quartzite tile comes from a metamorphic rock for a natural, yet elegant appearance. This wall tile comes in many different colours and textures and is extremely durable and versatile.

Whether dressing up your bathroom shower walls or crafting a sophisticated backdrop for your fireplace, this tile lends an organic and rustic look.

Encaustic cement tiles can transform any room. They are stunning geometric and floral tiles that will change the look of your entire home.

They are made from dying cement tiles with two or more colours using mineral pigments and a mould creating a beautiful, colourful design. This means that you can use them if you want to add a small pop of colour to a room or to add an entire accent wall.

- Addition information from Online sources

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