Popular & Common Types of Tiles used for Renovation in Singapore

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Popular & Common Types of Tiles used for Renovation in Singapore

The types of commonly used tiles and their characteristics:

Homogeneous / Porcelain Tiles

  • Most renovation quotations or packages will also state homogeneous tile for flooring.
  • Tough material.
  • Most suitable for floor or wall.
  • recommended joint is between 1.5mm to 2mm
  • Wide variety of colours to choose from.
  • Able to create different look and feel.
  • Reasonable and affordable price for its material quality and range. (¬†$2.10 to $15.00 )
  • whiter colours cost will be slightly more than the colored ones

homogeneous tiles

Ceramic Tiles

  • Commonly used in the 1980s to 1990s.
  • Older houses or HDB usually use ceramic tile.
  • Clay based material
  • Suitable for wall.
  • Usage as floor tile is less preferred and uncommon nowadays.
  • Beautiful designer surfaces.

ceramic tiles

Marble Tiles

  • Marbles are originated from a limestone.
  • Luxurious and naturally detailed
  • adds glamour to any living space
  • its dense structure makes it ideal for frequently-used areas
  • Resistance to fire and erosion.
  • Popular in hallways and bathrooms
  • Mostly used as wall tile in Shopping Centers.

marble tiles

Granite Tiles

  • Its a type of rock¬†that is form from cooling and solidification of lava.
  • Extremely strong & tough
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Can be seen at Singapore Changi airport Terminal 3 floors
  • Expensive
  • Good to have if you have the budget to spare.
  • Uniform Patterns & Designs

white granite tiles

Mosaic Tiles

  • It is made up of small pieces of material, e.g. ceramic, glass or porcelain, into patterns & design.
  • Usually very colorful with beautiful patterns.
  • Mainly used as wall tiles.
  • Expensive.
  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Add Value to your apartment
  • Non-porous, waterproof and chemical safe once installed and sealed
  • Hygenic – Germs and bacteria cannot feed or live on mosaic tile making it safe for all areas of the home

mosaic tiles


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