How to Decide on Matt or Gloss Tiles.
Matt tiles are an obvious choice for anyone creating a traditional or rustic look within their home. They are easily combined with natural stone, by using a travertine mosaic border, for example, which can add a touch of luxury to porcelain or ceramic tiles. Matt tiles are also the ideal choice for floor tiles as they have better traction.
Outdoor areas should be paved with Matt tiles due to their durability and slip resistance. They can stand up to weathering, with terracotta and porcelain tiles popular choices at the moment. Natural stone is also still extremely fashionable, with the likes of travertine and limestone tiles often coming in a Matt finish to give a warm, homely look.
Why choose Glossy tiles?
Glossy tiles are ideal for use in smaller rooms, as their beautiful silken finish will bounce light around the room. Their slippery nature makes them ideal for use on Bathroom walls, or a kitchen splash backs, as they wipe clean easy. They are not suitable for high traffic areas as a floor tiler due to their slipperiness.
Gloss tiles are also great for use around fireplaces, and often imitation encaustic porcelain and ceramic tiles are available to give an authentic feel. Their easy to clean nature means that it is effortless to clean away soot and to keep them looking their best.