Having the right tile is important because it can affect everything design-wise from the furniture you purchase to the color of your walls. The first step in implementing a new flooring design is choosing the spaces, then deciding the suitability, size, color and price of tiles. Color is usually the first concern for people shopping for tile. The safest options are light and neutral colors which are easier on the eye and make a room seem bigger. Neutral colors are also versatile, which makes it easier to compliment your walls or furniture. When it comes to size, bigger is not always better. However, larger pieces of tile takes more precision than smaller tiles. Smaller tiles are best suited for small spaces. Do your research on the best quality tiles for your home. Choosing the best tile the first time around requires planning and patience to ensure that you are pleased with your home

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