Looking for a beautiful, moisture-resistant alternative to carpet, vinyl, or linoleum for your basement flooring? Then ceramic tile, with its stain-resistant qualities and reasonable price tag, is a fantastic option. Better yet, ceramic tile allows you to create a unique design that fits with any home’s style. Here is some more information.
For glazed ceramic tiles, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1-$20 per square foot, depending on the quality and design of the tiles themselves. Installation costs another $5-$10 per square foot. Get a price quote for cost information in your area.
Ceramic tile is considered a very durable flooring option for the basement, even more so if it’s glazed to avoid moisture damage. Grout, however, can discolor and become hard to maintain over time, affecting the overall durability of the flooring.
Tile flooring definitely ranks right up there as one of the easiest flooring materials to maintain. Simple sweeping and mopping can keep tile floors looking like new without much effort. In addition, most cleaners, abrasive or otherwise, don’t harm tile.
Ceramic tile is made from clay, cement, or other inorganic, non-metallic metals formed through a firing process.
Yes, as long as the flooring is smooth, level and clean with a tight bond to the subfloor. If any of these criteria are not met, then the existing flooring should be taken out before installation.
Tile floors can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome, where they were used to show off a family’s wealth. They then saw an increase in popularity in the 12th century, when Cistercian monks began making ceramic tiles of their own. It wasn’t until tile-making technology improved at the end of the 19th century that production began on a larger scale.
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