Which tile finish do I need?

The main difference between my heat printed DoodlePippin tiles, and the kiln-fired 'Fired Ink' version, is in their intended use.

See below for my recommendations for various common tile applications.

Intended use Recommended finish Why?
Kitchen Sink splashback DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low abrasion
Bathroom Sink Splashback DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low abrasion
Worktop Splashback DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / Low abrasion
Hob Splashback - Gas Fired Ink High heat / flame
Hob Splashback - Induction DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low to moderate heat
Hob splashback - Aga DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low to moderate heat
Hob splashback - Electric Fired Ink High heat
Floors Fired ink High abrasion / non slip finish required
Shower cubicle DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low abrasion
Shower niche or shelf DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low abrasion
Decorative shower panel DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low abrasion
Conservatory Fired Ink High UV
Outside Fired Ink High UV
Decorative tile panel DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low abrasion
Non-working Fireplace Hearth DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low abrasion
Working Fireplace Hearth Fired Ink High heat / knocks and scrapes
Fireplace cheeks - non working DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low abrasion
Fireplace cheeks - working Fired Ink High temp
Fireplace surround  DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low heat / low traffic
Swimming Pool interior Fired Ink High UV / pool chemicals
Swimming Pool - poolside or floor Fired Ink High UV / non slip finish required
Tabletop - frequent use Fired Ink Knocks and scrapes
Tabletop - exterior / patio Fired Ink High UV / Knocks and scrapes
Tabletop - infrequent use DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low UV / low traffic
Coasters / trivets / teapot stands Fired Ink Knocks and scrapes 
Exterior Numbers, Letters & names Fired Ink High UV
Interior Numbers, Letters & Names DoodlePippin Low UV / Low Traffic 
Stair risers - exterior Fired Ink High UV 
Stair risers - interior DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low UV / Low Traffic
Mosaics - interior use DoodlePippin OR Fired Ink Low UV 
Mosaics - exterior use Fired Ink  High UV

 

More info on the  different finishes here: