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When it comes to upgrading your kitchen or bathroom there are a number of popular DIY tasks that come to mind. But probably the most effective and least expensive has to be laying down some quality tiles. Not only can these home improvements be done without the need to hire an expensive tradesman, but quite often add serious value to your home. Here we examine the benefits that you could soon be enjoying should you decide to tile your bathroom or kitchen.

Crossover Sabbia Tiles

Crossover Sabbia Tiles – Image courtesy of Eden Tiles

Tiles are Cheap to Maintain

Whether you are laying down floor or wall tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, there is one massive advantage over the alternatives – maintenance! This is especially true if you go for ceramic floor or wall tiles because they are usually water repellent and need very little looking after once installed correctly. Any dirt or grime can be sponged off and apart from applying sealant every now and then, once these are installed you are good to go.

Tiles are Cost Effective

Tiles are still one of the best choices pound for pound in today’s home improvement floor and wall arena. Just look at the costs per square meter and add in the low maintenance and incredible longevity of tiles for your kitchen or bathroom and you will soon understand why they are still one of the most popular options here in the UK and beyond. If you shop around you can find some great deals, so a little time on the web can pay a huge divided. For example, (at the time of writing) these Crossover Sabbia Tiles from Eden Tiles are over £10 per square meter cheaper than a leading brand.

Tiles are so Durable

Just go back to the Roman days and you’ll see plenty of tiles adorning those palaces and for good reason. Quality tiles will last for years and so long as you install them correctly and use the appropriate grout and sealant, your kitchen or bathroom will continue to add value to your home. An example of a great tile for bathrooms and walls is.

Baikal Ceramic Wall Tiles

Baikal Ceramic Wall Tiles – Image courtesy of Eden Tiles

Tiles Offer a Huge Range of Style Options

You may have a penchant for plain tiles or perhaps you can’t get enough of the latest funky patterns. It doesn’t really matter because you’ll be able to find a perfect match or pretty close at your favourite home improvement centre. Feature tiles can add so much colour to your kitchen or bathroom so don’t rush to choose the perfect combination because they will soon be an integral part of your home for years to come.

Feature wall tiles

Make a Statement with Feature Wall and Floor Tiles – Image courtesy of Eden Tiles

Tiles are So Easy to Install

You needn’t be a master craftsman to lay down a kitchen floor or a bathroom wall. Take your time and with a little practice you can do a job that will stand scrutiny. This is yet another reason why you should consider tiles over the alternative products. Anybody with average home improvement skills and a few days of time can do a very convincing job when it comes to tiling in your home. So long as you don’t take too many tea breaks, you can complete around 150 square feet of tiling in a single day. Find out how you can lay tiles with our protect on laying ceramic tiles.

New Tiles for Your Home – Convinced Yet?

Hopefully you’ve read enough to make up your mind, so the next step is to choose the tiles; have a look at our project for tips and help you choosing the right tiles.

Feature wall tiles in bathroom

Feature Tile Effects can be Dramatic – Image courtesy of Eden Tiles

Remember to take your time choosing the tiles for your bathroom or kitchen because they’ll be around for the foreseeable future!

Thanks to Eden Tile for their assistance in preparing this article. See more at

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