In the building and renovation space, tiles remain a popular flooring choice for so many reasons. As a durable, versatile and endlessly stylish option, what’s not to love? However, with so many styles out there, it can feel overwhelming trying to find the right tiles to suit your home. As well as aesthetics, there are multiple factors you need to deliberate over — the size of the space, your lifestyle and future plans all come into play.

The process of choosing tiles shouldn’t be headache-inducing — in fact, at Jatana we believe it should be one of the most fun parts of creating your dream home! With a little preparation and research, finding fabulous tiles that suit your space can be easy. Whether you’re a DIY dynamo, a home renovation expert or a total beginner, we’re here to talk you through all the things you should consider when choosing tiles for your home

The tile impact: future-proofing your home

When you choose tiles for your home, it goes beyond aesthetics — what you might not realise is that you’re making a conscious choice to future-proof your home. We’ll go into more detail below about some of the challenges that tiles can mitigate, but one main advantage of using tiles for your home renovation or build is clear — value. 

Tiles have a remarkable ability to increase the resale value of your home. When prospective buyers walk into a home with well-maintained tiled surfaces, it’s an instant green flag that speaks to quality and attention to detail. The durability and timeless appeal of tiles often translate to higher resale values compared to homes with less resilient flooring or wall coverings. For example, estate agent LJ Hooker estimates potential returns of $4 for every $1 spent when doing a bathroom renovation that involves new tiles, while the experts at BuildHer Collective say that adding new tiles to a kitchen or bathroom is one of the best ways to boost resale value. 

Tiles also offer versatility in design (from Terracotta to Encaustic Reproduction), enabling you to create a wide range of looks from classic to contemporary. This adaptability not only caters to your current preferences but also ensures that your home maintains its appeal to potential buyers in the years to come. When you choose tiles for your home renovation, you’re not only enhancing the aesthetic of the home but also securing a lasting investment that adds significant value to your property.

Addressing home challenges through tiling

While tiles have an undeniable aesthetic appeal, it’s their functionality that really makes them a fantastic flooring choice. There are a whole bunch of challenges that can be mitigated by going down the tiled route in your home building or reno journey. Here are just a handful of benefits you can enjoy if you opt for tiles:

They’re moisture and water-resistant

Bathrooms, kitchens and laundries are prime candidates for tiles. Properly sealed tiles and grout provide a waterproof barrier, preventing water damage and mould growth.

They’re extremely durable

Wear and tear, be gone! Tiles are the MVP of handling heavy foot traffic, so spots that see a lot of action (like entryways, hallways and living rooms) can stay looking good. We love Moroccan Tiles for hard wearing but look good vibes. 

A low-maintenance vibe

Got kids or pets? Or simply don’t enjoy spending hours cleaning? Tiles are for you — some regular sweeping and mopping are enough to keep them sparkling (and stain-free).

No more sneezing

Unlike carpet, tiles don’t trap nasty allergens like dust mites or pet dander — so you can breathe easy and less wheezy. 

Ensuring aesthetic perfection with tiling choices

So we’ve covered the practical aspects of tiling — but let’s talk about how much visual impact tiles can have on a space. The first step in your journey to aesthetic delight is choosing tile materials and styles that harmonise with your overall design concept. Whether you’re aiming for a modern, minimalist look with sleek, large-format porcelain tiles, or a rustic, cosy ambience with stone-look slabs, your choice of tile sets the tone for the entire room. 

Consider the colour palette, texture and pattern of the tiles, ensuring they complement the room’s colour scheme and mood. For example, soft, pastel-coloured tiles can create a serene atmosphere in a bathroom, while bold, patterned tiles can serve as a striking focal point in a kitchen backsplash. By aligning your tile selections with your design vision, you can create a space that not only looks stunning but also feels cohesive and inviting.

Equally important is the layout and installation of your chosen tiles. Thoughtful tile placement can enhance the overall aesthetic impact. You can experiment with different layout patterns like herringbone, basketweave or staggered brick to add visual interest to your surfaces. If you pay meticulous attention to tile alignment and spacing, you’ll create a seamless and symmetrical appearance that demands attention. 

Additionally, grout colour selection can significantly influence the final look of your tiled space. Opt for grout that complements the tiles, whether you want a subtle, monochromatic effect or a contrasting outline that accentuates the individual tiles. To make it even easier, our TileCloud design experts have made personal grout recommendations for every tile on the site.

Small decisions can have a big impact on design — so by considering these nuances in your tile selection and installation, you can create something truly beautiful.