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How to Make Your Home Child-friendly With Porcelain Tiles

Literary critic Barbara Johnson could not have coined it better when she said: “The most important things in your home are people.” Home is where the heart is and what defines the heart and soul of a family home if not children?

Antibacterial porcelain tiles can help to make your home a safer environment for children

Antibacterial porcelain tiles can help to make your home a safer environment for children

The kitchen is often a hub of familial activity, it is where everyone convenes to cook, eat and catch up; this is often reflected in the design of the kitchen / dining room space. Not only is health and safety a consideration, specifically with regard to antibacterial tiles and non-slip floor tiles, but the layout and interior styling also plays an important role when making your home child-friendly much-loved by the entire family.   

Thin porcelain tiles with your family’s health and safety in mind

There are a number of health and safety obstacles that interior designers and specifiers face when creating the ideal child-friendly kitchen including cleanliness, ease of maintenance and injury hazards:

Top hygienic tiles – When it comes to hygiene critical areas in the home, our antibacterial porcelain tiles hit the mark and then some. A ground-breaking antibacterial thin porcelain tile that creates stunning walls and floors in an array of stone and wood effects, Bac-Tech, with its hygienic prowess, will blow your mind and protect your family. Rather than focussing on just the tile’s surface, the entire tile contains Zinc Oxide nanoparticles, which are renowned for eradicating and controlling harmful bacteria. These are a must to keep your family healthy.

This child safe dining room floor features Arabescato marble effect antibacterial porcelain tiles

Elegant and safe floors - Arabescato marble effect antibacterial porcelain tiles

No slips and trips – For high-traffic areas, such as kitchens, where outdoor footwear is likely to be worn strong, lasting, non-slip floors are a high priority. You do not want to worry about having to wax and polish floors (and then avoiding the slippery results) or laying down rugs that can cause a tripping hazard and this makes porcelain tiles the ideal solution. Durable Porcel-Thin tiles offer scratch-resistant surfaces too and, being ultra-thin as well as large-format, they create a safe seamless surface for toddling toes. 

Slip resistant porcelain floor tiles make kitchens and bathrooms safer for all the family

Slip resistant porcelain floor tiles make kitchens and bathrooms safer for all the family  

Sensationally safe surfaces – Our porcelain tiles are not only great for walls and floors but they can also be used to create fabulous and functional kitchen tops. Whether you have a kitchen island or many surrounding surfaces with a need to create something "marblelous" and child-friendly, choose our marble-effect porcelain tiles and you will benefit from a good solid non-porous surface that is scratch-resistant and easy to wipe clean. This means you can dispense with those dreaded table cloths that little fingers love to tug and easily get rid of sticky handprints!

Antibacterial porcelain tiles can be used to create safe and attractive kitchen worktops

Antibacterial porcelain tiles can be used to create safe and attractive kitchen worktops 

Finding fearless functionality – Once you have decided on your floor tiles and wall tiles you need to pull the rest of your kitchen design together with maximum functionality. Consider the layout of your fixtures, fittings and appliances. Perhaps plump for raised kitchen cabinets that are not only easy to clean under but offer extra storage space as your family expands. Think also about keeping sharp corners to a minimum; a good contractor will be able to shape and install your porcelain tiles to your exacting requirements.

Maximising suitability and style for child-friendly interior design

Porcelain tiles built to last – A major concern for home owners with burgeoning families is value for money. You want to know that your floor and wall coverings are going to stand the test of time – and children of various ages. Not only are Porcel-Thin tiles almost twice as strong as conventional porcelain tiles but they are also resistant to water, extreme temperatures and cracking and fading over time.

Easy to mix and maintain – Our porcelain tiles are a robust and low-maintenance alternative to natural stone and wood however they work well alongside their naturally derived counterparts. For example, if you wanted to preserve childhood memories, like height markers and handprints in a wood or concrete surface, you could locate it in a less busy area of the kitchen and blend this with concrete effect porcelain tiles or wood effect tiles where durability and wipe-clean hygiene is key. 

Make the space work – When creating a child-friendly kitchen, it is important to make sure that the space is appealing to the whole family. You could create two rooms within the kitchen and separate an “adult” and “child” space with a feature wall. Alternatively, you could create a seamless more “roomy” space by using the same porcelain floor tiles to seamlessly join the kitchen (interior design) with the garden (landscape design).

Love the look and feel – Why not get clever with colour and texture? Perhaps make the children’s play area bright and fun but use more soothing tones and natural textures in the family dining area for a more chilled out vibe. You could also maximise the use of natural light to add the illusion of extra space in communal areas and make areas where close work is required, such as food preparation and study, more practical.  

Large light toned porcelain floor tiles add light and space to this stunning basement kitchen

Large light toned porcelain floor tiles add light and space to this stunning basement kitchen

Get in touch for more information on the most suitable Porcel-Thin tiles for your child-friendly kitchen and check out our approved tiling contractors for a skilled and experienced porcelain tile installer in your area.

 

Ray Smith

26th July 2017 

Antibacterial tiles help to make the home a safe and hygienic environment