Tiles make a great choice when it comes to covering floors â€“ theyâ€™re stylish, durable and in general, pretty easy to maintain. In the past, weâ€™ve tended to think of tiles as purely for kitchens and bathrooms. However these days, weâ€™re copying our Continental cousins and using tiles in almost every room. But with so much choice on offer, it can sometimes be daunting knowing which tile is right for you. After all, tiles come in different shapes, sizes and materials and theyâ€™re not born equal.
It can be easy to get tiles confused – ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, cement and encaustic tiles, particularly as they can look similar. But much of their difference depends on their components and how theyâ€™re manufactured.