Interior Floor Tiles: How to choose the best option for your home

Designing the interior of your home is essential for your well-being, and the floor tiles you choose for your spaces are crucial, given that a good part of your home is usually covered in floor tiles.

With so many floor tile options available on the market, you may not know exactly what type to use for your current or future home. In the following, we will offer you the most relevant tips to help you choose the ideal type of floor tiles for your interior design plans.

Certainly, as you may have already guessed, the type of floor tiles we choose depends on the room in which we want to install them, as well as on their color, texture, or size. If you are not familiar with interior design, it is very likely that you do not know what to think first when it comes to choosing floor tiles. Moreover, the generous offers on the market may seem overwhelming to you.

It is important to understand that interior floor tiles can be divided into various types, depending on the material they are made of, as well as on the manufacturing process and their hardness. For this reason, it is extremely important to pay attention to the materials we use and to make sure that they are the most suitable for our home.

Porcelain floor tiles are ideal for both exterior and interior use, especially due to the manufacturing process. Porcelain floor tiles are extremely resistant, whether we are talking about residential or commercial spaces. Porcelain floor tiles are ideal for those who prefer a look close to natural materials, such as wood.

Most people choose floor tiles based on several factors, such as their color, texture, decoration, or shine. It is important to understand, however, that there are two types of floor tiles:

·         Interior floor tiles

·         Porcelain interior floor tiles: unglazed – colored in ceramic mass and without the glaze layer, and glazed floor tiles. Many people avoid installing porcelain floor tiles in interior spaces because they believe that porcelain floor tiles are only suitable for exterior spaces. However, they can be installed both inside and outside, as long as you know how to do it.

Indoor Floor Tiles for the Hallway

When you want to install floor tiles in the hallway, it’s extremely important to consider its dimensions and shape. Hallways are often neglected when it comes to tiling and renovations in general, and this can often lead to discrepancies between the design of the hallway and that of the other rooms in the house.

Generally, ceramic tiles such as porcelain floor tiles are recommended for the hallway due to their durability and ease of maintenance. Depending on your budget and desired look for the hallway, you can choose tiles with different patterns and designs. In entryway hallways, you will encounter dirt and moisture, making porcelain floor tiles a perfect solution for these spaces.

Using floor tiles provides practical and durable flooring for hallways, as experts do not recommend using hardwood flooring in such spaces, as it can be damaged quickly due to moisture.

Indoor Floor Tiles for the Living Room

Most of us do not think of using floor tiles in the living room, but it is important to remember that tiles can bring a practical advantage as well as a fresh look to the room. If you are concerned that your living room may look like a kitchen if you use tiles, it’s good to know that there are currently a variety of models that perfectly mimic the warm look of natural solid wood or even that of real stone.


Especially if you live in a warm and humid climate, having floor tiles in the living room will provide more thermal comfort as the space will feel cooler. Porcelain floor tiles will be pleasant to the touch, but they will not retain heat as well as hardwood floors.

Other benefits of using floor tiles for living room flooring include longevity, pet-friendliness, ease of cleaning stains (unlike carpets), and practical maintenance, unlike other materials such as natural wood or stone.

Anti-Slip Indoor Tiles

When it comes to the risk of slipping, it is important to consider the coefficient of friction (anti-slip). The device measures the dynamic friction coefficient between the sensor (sliding) and the surface being examined, reproducing the situation of the heel at the moment it first comes into contact with the surface on which it is to move and walk in a straight line.

From experience, the following intervals of coefficient of friction μ values have been obtained to assess surfaces in terms of friction:

● μ < 0.19 high risk of slipping (dangerous)

● 0.20 < μ < 0.39 relatively high risk of slipping (below accepted safety limits)

● 0.40 < μ < 0.74 satisfactory friction (suitable for normal use)

● μ > 0.75 excellent friction (suitable for areas with special requirements)

Indoor Floor Tiles for High Traffic Areas

One of the most important characteristics of floor tiles is hardness, measured on the Moh’s scale. Since each space in the house has its own particularities, it is important to choose a material that suits the needs of the room.

Thus, according to the evaluations of the Porcelain Enamel Institute, there are five classes of hardness:

● Class I: No foot traffic. Suitable for wall applications only.

● Class II: Light foot traffic or interior walls. Suitable in areas where traffic is made with soft shoes, without dirt. For example, bathrooms and bedrooms without exterior access.

● Class III: Light to moderate foot traffic, as well as countertops and walls. Suitable for spaces with normal traffic and few sources of scratches. Suitable in all rooms of the house, except for kitchens, entrances, and other high-traffic areas.

● Class IV: Moderate to heavy foot traffic. Can be installed in all areas of the house, including kitchens, hallways, entrances. These are the best floor tiles to use as they combine beauty and functionality perfectly.

● Class V: Heavy to extra heavy foot traffic, as well as exposure to scratches.


CESAROM offers a vast selection of floor tiles for both interior and exterior spaces. Our collection can be viewed here.