Perfecting Wall Tiles

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Posted by Michelle Stalmok

Although tiling is oftentimes found on the floor, you can also use tiling on your walls. However, tile applications are different between floor tiles and wall tiles. Regardless of the type of wall tile you choose to incorporate into your home, they will have the same type of tile applications since they are all designed to go on a wall.

What determines whether a tile is a floor tile or a wall tile? Really, either type of tile can be put on a wall. The only thing that makes a floor tile be termed as such is if the tile’s PEI rating is high enough to accommodate for foot traffic. The PEI rating denotes how strong and durable the tile is, so those with a rating of 1 would not be considered floor tiles while those with ratings of 3 would be. Even if a tile is termed a floor tile, it may still be used on the wall. Your wall will just be an extra sturdy, durable wall. Garden State Tile has excellent choices of tile for both floors and walls.

Garden State TileTiles on walls are commonly found in kitchens as backsplashes, but those are not the only places that they can be found. More and more people are beginning to use them as their primary wall decorations. There are numerous ways that you can create wall tiles as well. For instance, you can create tile patterns that are arranged in a traditional brick pattern, ones that have uniform or stacked arrangements, ones that are mixed and match to create unique patterns, ones that are arranged in a zig-zag pattern, ones that have accent pieces installed to break up the monotony of the same tile over and over again, and countless other styles. With tiles on walls, you have the freedom to get creative and make a unique pattern that truly reflects your personal tastes and style.

When selecting tiles from Garden State Tile, it might be a good idea for you to already have the type of pattern that you want in mind. That way you can ensure that you select the appropriate tiles with which to create your vision for your wall or backsplash.