HELPFUL TIPS
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TILES

Consider the environment of the area which the tiles are to be installed, and the technical characteristics required of the tiles. It is important to choose the right type of tiles to ensure durability of the tiles for the intended function or application.

LIVING & DINING

Living and dining spaces are the public areas of your home. Non-slip tiles are recommended in such high traffic areas, especially if they are frequently used by children and the elderly. Use low maintenance tiles on the dining room floor to make it easy to clean.

KITCHEN

Tiles in the kitchen are subject to grease, water and chemicals. Choose low maintenance tiles with higher chemical and slip resistance as they require regular cleaning with household detergents. Counter tops can be tiled for hot pots to sit on, while work tops and food preparation areas should be protected with tiles of high mechanical strength to ensure easy maintenance.

BATHROOM

The bathroom is exposed to the most water in the house. As it is often wet, choose non-slip tiles with low water absorption properties and high chemical resistance to bath foams, soap, shampoo, chemical cleaners and disinfectants to ensure low maintenance. Smaller sized tiles have more joint gaps which act as traction and increase slip resistance.

BEDROOM

Bedrooms typically have less foot traffic, so tiles applied in this space can be from a wider range of characteristics.

HOME EXTERIOR

In general, exterior tiles should be more durable all round, as they are constantly exposed to harsher conditions. High durability tiles are required, with low water absorption, high mechanical strength, as well as chemical, slip and scratch resistance technical characteristics.

COMMERCIAL AREAS

Tiles used in commercial and public areas are subjected to much heavier foot traffic for flooring, and harsher abuse for walls. In general, choose easy to maintain tiles, as well as extremely durable tiles that can withstand a multitude of conditions.

UNDERSTANDING SHADE VARIATION IN TILES

Shade variation is an inherent and attractive characteristic of kiln fired products. You can plan for personalised blends with a few shade options from one colour code: V1, V2, V3 and V4.

It is always a good practice to view several pieces of tiles at standing distance of at least one meter away to have a realistic representation of a particular product, and dry-lay the tiles first to ensure that you are satisfied with the colour of the tiles. It is also ideal to ensure that the lighting condition in the area being tiled is as close as possible to the final lighting condition, so that the final effect is as desired.

V1: UNIFORM APPEARANCE

Tiles have a harmonious shade and texture with low,minimal variation

V2 : SLIGHT VARIATION

Tiles have a slight variation in shade and texture.

V3 : MODERATE VARIATION

Tiles have a moderate variation in shade and texture.

V4 : SUBSTANTIAL VARIATION

Tiles have a random or substantial variation in shade and texture, to the extent that any piece of tile may be completely different in shade to another tile.

CREATING RANDOM AESTHETICS

In multi-faces, multi-surfaces, multi-colours and multi-sizes, MML DIGITAL tiles are designed to exhibit unique veining and colour distribution for random aesthetics, opening up endless creative possibilities to add a natural touch to your space. Before installation, dry-lay several cartons of tiles to confirm a natural and harmonious blend of shades, so that the final effect is as desired.