Polished tiles with their highly reflective surface, have the unique ability to bounce light around the space making rooms feel lighter and brighter and creating a brilliant effect.
Most concerns about having polished tiles in the home revolve around how slippery these tiles will be under foot, but in fact they are no more or less slippery than matt tiles.
The Australian Tile council advises ‘there is no such thing as a non-slip tile, there are many factors that contribute to a slip and fall, for example, the overall building design, contaminants on the tiles (including water), whether the person was running, walking, limping, etc., whether they were children or elderly, etc. Read more HERE
As with all tiles whether they are matt or polished it is always recommended that they are washed regularly, spills of any type are immediately cleaned up and for extra protection you may even consider floor mats in entry ways.
Polished tiles look particularly stunning in bathrooms giving that luxe feel that you get when visiting a day spa or a high-end hotel. It’s hard to beat the sophisticated elegance and opulence from a highly polished surface.
When making that final choice between polished tiles and matt tiles, pay particular attention to the look and style you are aiming to achieve and how this works with your family needs and lifestyle.