What Should You Pay Attention to When Choosing Floor Tiles for Your Living Room?
What Should You Pay Attention to When Choosing Floor Tiles for Your Living Room?
22 November 2019

What Should You Pay Attention to When Choosing Floor Tiles for Your Living Room?

The living room is one of the most representative interiors of the house, which is why you should make sure that it is both stylish and functional. Tiles are a fool proof solution to achieve both these things. But how can you choose the best tiles?

Living Room Tiles – What Makes Them a Good Choice?

It is no accident that tiles are gaining popularity. Modern solutions offered nowadays by ceramic tile manufacturers combine stunning design with outstanding functionality.

  • With tiles, you can create a uniform, stylistically consistent floor in the living area of a flat or a house – they harmonise with any interior: the hallway, the kitchen and the living room.
  • They are available in a wide range of designs – including those that imitate other popular but less durable materials such as wood.
  • They are very tough and retain their original appearance for years to come.
  • They are also highly resistant to mechanical damage, which is particularly important in the living room due to the intensity of foot traffic.
  • They are compatible with floor heating systems and retain warmth for a long time.
  • They are easy to clean and have a low absorption rate.

So, if you are considering a renovation or are in the process of finishing a flat or house, this is the kind of flooring you should invest in.

Key Parameters of Living Room Tiles

You already know why tiles are a good choice also for living rooms. But finding your way through the plethora of patterns, colours, formats and finishings might seem challenging. Here are some things to bear in mind:

  • design – keep an eye on modern, unique finishes such as wood effect tiles (for classic interiors in Italian, Provencal or Scandinavian styles) or concrete effect tiles (for loft-style and modern designs);
  • format – for a most stunning design, choose larger tiles such as 60 x 60 cm, 20 x 120 cm, 60 x 120 cm, or even 120 x 120 cm;
  • abrasion resistance class – a higher abrasion resistance class is better due to the high intensity of foot traffic in the living room;
  • finishing type – decide if you prefer floor tiles with a completely matte finish, or a matte/shiny texture called lappato with a semi-gloss appearance;
  • non-slip surface – this is important for the safety in the living room.

What Ceramic Living Room Tiles are Available?

Cerrad’s collection includes a wide range of stylish tiles with a designer feel which will be perfect for a fashionable living room. Some of the collections are:

  • Catalea Nugat – classy wood-effect tiles in a dark brown shade that perfectly match classic interiors;
  • Mattina Bianco – another wood-effect tile design, but with a more rustic and Scandinavian feel to it; brightens up the space and visually enlarges it;
  • Tacoma White – tiles inspired by the beauty of natural stone and the texture of concrete in a cool, light grey shade – a great choice for modern living rooms;
  • Batista Steel – especially in lappato finishing – concrete effect tiles with a unique finish; they are designed to be used both on the floor and on the wall.

For more inspiration, check our Catalogue.