When choosing cheap kitchen floor tiles for your home, there are a number of factors you should consider. Here are some tips and advice to ensure you choose the right floor tile for your home, at the best price for your budget.
Kitchen Floor Tile Colour You should aim to coordinate your kitchen floor tile colour with the colour scheme that you've got going in the room, not just the wall tiles. Think about appliances and cupboard doors in the room, accent colours and work tops. Look around the internet for good colour matches. The room scheme may have a style to adhere to or a colour scheme where only certain colours will match.
Floor tiles will last for many years so it is best to choose a neutral colour that will go well with a few different colour changes in your kitchen. The amount of natural light that your kitchen gets may determine whether your floor tiles need to be lighter in colour to make the room feel larger or if a darker colour will suit.
Kitchen Floor Tile Patterns & Size Floor tiles can be fixed to the kitchen floor in a variety of ways, you can lay them the standard chess board way, or brick pattern, even diagonally can look great in certain spaces. As long as you plan your tile fixing anything is possible! There are certain floor tiles that have a variety of sizes and will have a modular pattern to follow for each square metre. These can be tricky to lay, but the results often look amazing. For a nice little trick in making your kitchen appear bigger, try and use less grout lines, so bigger tiles, as grout lines can make a room appear smaller.
Ceramic or Porcelain Kitchen Floor Tiles Porcelain tiles are stronger than ceramic tiles because they are denser. They are also more expensive, but not by much and cheap porcelain kitchen tiles can still be found. When deciding between the two you might want to factor in foot traffic or usage the kitchen floor tile you are laying as to whether you need porcelain or ceramic. Cheap ceramic kitchen tiles will be more than enough for most kitchens though, and this can make you a nice little saving if you've a bigger than average kitchen.
One area where we feel a real saving can be made on kitchen floor tiles is by not always shopping for the latest styles. Since you should be looking at your kitchen floor tiles to last for over 10 years, it doesn't make to much sense to have to get this seasons latest style, as next season they'll be replaced by another trend. So we think shopping for older tiles in clearance sections that are of neutral colours and shapes. Fad tiles, like subway tiles, or bright colours can quickly look out of date, so these are best avoided, no matter how popular they seem to be at the moment.
This advice can be easily applied to other aspects of decorating your home. This isn't as big of a deal when painting, as this can be change for little cost, but wall tiles and kitchen cupboards can be more expensive to change so try and stick to modern, but not fad colours and styles. They same can be said for bathrooms too. White, natural styles will live for far longer than th latest gimmick trends will.
One thing to note when pricing up for cheap kitchen floor tiles is to make sure you know the M2 price and not the price of a box. As different brands cover different coverage in their boxes, sometimes the cheapest kitchen floor tile boxes can work out more than the M2 coverage on other floor tiles boxes.
Both B&Q and Wickes are great for listing the price of a box of kitchen floor tiles and also the M2 coverage of the tiles too. They also have some zing low prices of both porcelain and ceramic kitchen floor tiles.
Working out the coverage that's required is fairly simple. You just times the length of the room by the width of the room. If there are any obstacle in the room that will not need tiling, like built in cupboards or pantry, then times the length and width of these by each other and subtract this from the length and wight total of the room.
If that didn't sound all that straight forward, then there is always the B&Q tile calculator thats on their website. This makes it super simple to work out how many tiles you'll need. Doing it this way will also help to set a good budget and stick to it.
Saving Money on Kitchen Floor Tiles at B&Q
Tiling floors can be fairly expensive. This, in part, has given rise to very popular, cheap laminate flooring, but there's no substitute to a quality tiled kitchen floor. So it's best to try and save as much money as you can when shopping for your kitchen floor tiles. B&Q do some amazing deals on their kitchen tiles. They have some great savings in the clearance section. This is where you will find some end of season stock that they sell for up to 70% off. Also, it's well worth a trip to your local B&Q to see if they have any local deals that are running. Some stores will sell stock at big reductions that won't always be advertised on their website. You can make big savings so it's well worth a trip to the store to see if they have anything that interests you there.
Saving Money on Kitchen Floor Tiles at Wickes
The same rules apply to Wickes as they do to B&Q. Check out the clearance section and also your local Wickes store. Wickes also have some cheaper full priced kitchen tiles so by comparing the two, you're making sure to be getting the best value for money on your cheap kitchen floor tiles.
We have both B&Q and Wickes prices of kitchen floor tiles on this page. We show the price of floor tiles and the sale price and any clearance offers on floor tiles too. This makes it super easy for you to see who is selling the tiles that you like the best for the lowest price. Make sure to check the material as ceramic and porcelain tiles can look similar, but the price can be different. And if it's porcelain tiles you want, it will cost you a little more money.
So by following our simple rules and sticking to your budget, you should get the kitchen floor tiles that are perfect for you at the best price possible.