Although they can look stunning, hand-made and
hand-painted tiles are often considerably more
expensive than their mass-produced counterparts.
They are also more difficult to cut, grout and
edge. Many also unglazed edges, so you may have
to use special border tiles with them. If you
fall in love with hand-made tiles but can't afford
too many, think about using them sparingly in
a small area of the room or dotted amongst plainer,
cheaper tiles. But before you buy them make sure
that both types of tiles are the same thickness
and will fit together on the wall or floor where
they are to be fitted.
A very popular choice of tile is the ceramic tile,
which has decorated floors since the days of ancient
Greece, Persia and Rome. Today, ceramic tiles
boast brighter colours and elaborate patterns
and styles there are so many beautiful tiles to
choose from, different sizes and finishes available
at very reasonable costs.