Q1. Where can tiles be used?
Tiles can be used in virtually any part of the house like bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, portico, foyer, drive way, drawing / living rooms, study, lobby, pooja room etc. They can be used both on the walls and floors. Some special tiles can be used in industries too.
Q2. What’s the best way to calculate the quantity of Tile I’ll need?
Length times width of the area to be covered will give you square footage. For most installations, add 5-7% for cutting loss, and enough to keep on hand for any repairs. When the installation is on a diagonal, or when you are using a multi-size pattern, you should add 12-15%.
Q3. Why is a Vitrified tile superior to the ordinary Ceramic tile?
The manufacturing process of the Vitrified tiles is far more superior to Ceramic tiles. The Vitrified tiles are also homogeneous and consistent in composition. Ceramic tiles have merely a decorative coat on the top and hence their composition is not consistent.
Q4. What is the difference between polished and unpolished?
Vitrified tiles come in polished and unpolished finishes. As the name goes, the polished tiles have sheen while the unpolished ones do not have sheen.
Q6. Can Ceramic tiles be used outdoors?
To be used outdoors, the tile must be unglazed for floor use. Make sure the absorption rate is 0.5% or less.
Q8. Is it necessary that one should use a particular design or colour or size for a particular application?
Well, design, color and size preference is based on purely individual or personal choice or taste. However here are some basic guidelines and tips on selecting the right design, colour and size for different applications.
Q10. What are the recommended sizes of tiles to be used in my house?
Ultimately depending on your house area and the area of the room to be tiled, the exact look and feel depends upon individual tastes. If you are tiling your walls, the general usage is as follows:Kitchens
If you are tiling your floors, the general usage is as follows:Bathrooms