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Handmade Look Tiles FAQs
Handmade look tiles are machine made tiles that replicate the style and texture of authentically handmade tiles, offering this designer look at a different price point. Our extensive selection of handmade look tiles includes stylish subway tiles, herringbone tiles, chevron tiles, class square tiles and other unique finishes and tile shapes to choose from, each offering a unique and luxurious quality to any project.
What are Handmade Look Tiles?
The term ‘handmade look tiles’ refers to specific tile collections that have been designed to appear as if they have been made by hand. Although machine made, handmade look tiles offer a similar aesthetic as traditionally handmade tile options, complete with variations in colour, shape, texture and thickness to enhance their realistic appearance.
The Benefits of Handmade Look Tiles
These luxurious tiles feature the same variations as one would expect in a handmade tile, creating an elegant and tactile look in any application. Handmade look tiles offer the same aesthetic as a traditionally handcrafted tile at a different price point, allowing for a more accessible product line. Being a more cost effective option in comparison to handmade tiles, handmade look tiles can also be used in larger quantities throughout your project.
How to Lay Handmade Look Tiles
Being a representation of handmade tiles, you will notice variations in the size and thickness of handmade look tile collections, requiring a Tiler that is experienced in the installation of these types of tiles in order to ensure the very best outcome. Individual tiles should be combined with two to three boxes in order to ensure that multiple textures and tones are used in creating the desired effect. With certain varieties of handmade look tiles that show more variations in their thickness and shape, grout joints should be approximately 3-4mm thick in order to best accommodate for the irregularities between each tile. Our team at Perini Tiles will advise on any requirements specific to your selected tiles during you selection consultation.
What Type of Grout is best for Handmade Look Tiles?
As handmade look tiles will often feature thicker grout lines to accommodate for the irregular tile shapes and sizes, a traditional cement based grout is usually the best solution. This type of grout will require sealing in order to keep it maintained over time, ensuring the longevity of your tiles and grout. Our team will make recommendations specific to your tile selection during your consultation to ensure the best results in your project.
How to Clean Handmade Look Tiles
Most handmade look tiles will include a baked-on hardened glaze on their surface. This glaze creates an almost glass-like finish, allowing for a simple cleaning process: These tiles will usually only require a wipe with warm soapy water to keep clean, followed by a wipe with a dry cloth to bring out their shine. Specific cleaning products suitable for different materials can also be incorporated in your regular cleaning routines: for detailed cleaning product recommendations, visit our Resources section.
Are Tile Samples a Good Representation of What to Expect in my Order?
The tile sample pieces we offer have been carefully selected to offer the closest representation of what you will receive in your tile order however, it is important to keep in mind that handmade look tiles will feature variations in their colour, thickness, texture, shape and finish as they are designed to emulate the style and texture of a handcrafted product. Each individual piece is unique from the next so you can expect some differences between tile samples and the final product.
Do Handmade Look Tiles need sealing?
Most handmade look tiles will not require sealing; these tile types include glazed ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles.
Using Handmade Look Tiles in the Home
Handmade look tiles can be used in a variety of ways throughout your home’s interior spaces. Many of these tiles offer the versatility of being able to be used as either an interior floor tile or wall tile while others can be used to create decorative feature walls in your kitchen, bathroom, living area or entryway. These luxurious tiles offer a wonderfully tactile design element that can be used in any area of your home to add a stylish sense of pattern, character and charm.