If you are looking to buy porcelain tiles for say a kitchen, bathroom or flooring project than there are many different types to choose from. Understanding what type of tile is required for your project can make a difference to how your project will look when finished.
Visiting a tile store will help give you some answers. Talk to the staff at the store on what your project is about and if they are a seller worthy of their title, then you should get the answers you need. Taking measurements of your project with you will help the staff work out roughly how many tiles of a particular variety you will need once a decision is made.
They should also be able to tell you which ones will be best suited to your project or they should explain the options to give you a choice. Some stores will allow you to take home samples of designer tiles to check colours, textures and styles before making a final decision.
There are many tile colours, styles and textures to choose from. Matching tile colours for say a kitchen or bathroom may involve the selection of a main colour and a colour to add a highlight. Being able to view a good range will help the decision making much easier.
As tiles come in a number of sizes this is another item to work out for your project. There is the very small tile with a range up to the very large tile. There are tile varieties suitable for kitchen flooring, counter tops, kitchen walls, bathroom floor, walls, toilets, patios and many other uses. Choosing the right tile for the right job is important. For say a bathroom floor, choose a waterproof tile, kitchen floor, choose a hardwearing, waterproof tile, these are options to think about.