Brown Tiles Make a Natural Backdrop
Reminiscent of natural earth colours; brown floor and wall tiles can make a great choice for many tiling projects and span a huge range of tile types from uniquely patterned brown marble and slate to a variety of low cost mosaic or ceramic tiles
What Colour is Brown
Brown is one of those strange colour blends that varies from a creamy coffee colour to an incredibly dark orange-purple colour and pretty much everything in between. As soon as you mention brown everyone has a different shade in mind so it's probably worth taking some time deciding on which brownish tones you're looking for and then checking out the natural brown stone tiles, porcelain, quartz and ceramic choices to narrow down your options with so many to choose from
Not A Rainbow Colour
Here's the strange thing, brown is the colour of earth and a huge part of our daily landscape but it's not a rainbow colour as would be made by an artist by darkening red, pink or orange with a grey or black pigment. Its hidden meaning is natural or down-to-earth
Wondering what type of tile is suitable for your specific tiling project - This is a key query faced by many people decorating their homes with tiles. Knowing the key features of different types of tiles can make it easier to choose and get the right type of tile you need. There are ceramic, porcelain; which both can be glazed or unglazed, quarry, stone (with several subtypes) and glass tiles.
Ceramic tiles are suitable for wall and floor tiles. Glazed ceramic tiles are scratch, stain, water and fire resistant. They are also easy to clean and hygienic. Unglazed ceramic tiles are hard wearing and highly durable
Porcelain tiles are one of the varieties of ceramic tiles. It has all the same benefits but due to the way it is made and fired at a higher temperature has higher impact and stain resistance
Unglazed - Quarry Tiles
On the other hand quarry tiles are susceptible to stains if not correctly sealed. However they are of low cost, hard wearing and are non-slip. They only come in natural colours much like stone tiles
Different types of stone are travertine, limestone, slate, marble, sandstone and granite. Travertine is hard wearing, durable and relatively inexpensive. Travertine is usually left matt or sealed with a slight satin finish.From the same family: limestone and marble are also often used in a polished form. and capable of producing a high polish. Slate has excellent heat retention while sandstone resists heat transfer due to its porous nature producing tiny air pockets and silicas poor heat conduction. Finally glass tiles are fully water-resistant so work well in bathrooms on walls. They are also easy to clean and hygienic.