Selecting your tiles can be a tricky task, and it’s one of our most frequently asked questions here at Direct Tile Warehouse. Our guide to choosing ceramic and porcelain tiles is here to help. , and we’re always happy to help. We’ll show you how easy it is with the help of a measuring tape and our trust tile calculator.
Whether you’re looking for wall or floor tiles, in modern or traditional designs, for using inside or out, you’ve come to the right place. Now comes the fun part – selecting your tiles! There are a few things to consider, which we’ll cover in the steps below.
Selecting your tiles
- Double-check with your tiler that the size and style of the tiles are suitable for your project.
- Order some free samples from our website, it’s a great way to try before you buy. View the samples at different times of the day and in different lights.
- Consider the layout or pattern for your tiles (vertical, horizontal, herringbone, etc).
- Think which colour grout to use – will you opt for subtle or contrasting?
How to order
Visit or call your local Cardiff or Swansea showroom, or buy online at www.directtilewarehouse.com
How many tiles to order
Use our handy calculator on the website as a guide. We recommend adding an extra 10-15% to cover wastage and accidental damage. If you’re unsure ask your tiler or the Direct Tile Warehouse team. For more information, see our handy guide.
Our Top Tile Tip
Make sure your tiles have arrived before you book your tiler!
Selecting your tiles – Tile Materials
The material your tiles are made from can make all the difference. Manmade tiles are a great budget-friendly choice, or you might opt for the uniqueness of real stone. And do you want a gloss or matt finish? We’ll show you the different tile materials available.