When it comes to combining practicality with aesthetics, ceramic tile may be the perfect choice for bathroom flooring. In addition, ceramic is relatively inexpensive and won’t be damaged by water. If ceramic sounds like a great fit for you, here’s some more information to get you started.
Glazed ceramic tile should cost, on average, between $1 and $20 per square foot depending on the quality of the tile used and the cost of installation. On the other hand, unglazed quarry tiles are usually only $2 per square foot. You can get a couple price quotes by clicking here, and then compare them for the most competitive rate.
When installed properly, ceramic tile can last for the life of your home. Even if individual tiles crack or break, they can be repaired or replaced without tearing out the whole floor.
In addition to being durable, ceramic tile is also pretty easy to maintain. Simply vacuum or sweep up any loose debris from the floor, and use a mop or sponge along with a mixture of cleaning solution and water to get rid of stains and dirt.
Many ceramic tile manufacturers suggest using cleaning solutions like Lysol or Mr. Clean, but it’s best to check with your manufacturer before applying any cleaner to your floor.
Ceramic tiles essentially come in two options: glazed and porcelain. Glazed coats have a protective top layer of thin glass. This glazing also comes in a non-slip option. Unglazed tiles have no top layer.
Quarry tiles are made from a combination of unglazed clays. Therefore, the tile’s true color shows through for a rich, natural look and feel. Scratches and wear aren’t as visible on unglazed tiles. However, color choices are limited for this option, and a sealant is recommended to avoid staining.
Ceramic tile offers a myriad of choices in style and color. They come in various shapes, including square, hexagon, or octagon. You can also find ceramic in mosaic tiles, hand-painted designs, and custom colors. In addition, tiles can be textured to avoid slipperiness.
Tile flooring has been a mainstay of both homes and places of worship for years. The first tiles are thought to have been created in Egypt in 4,000 BC. European churches utilized ceramic tile throughout the 13th and 14th centuries, and eventually tiles were mass-produced in Britain in the 19th century. The Arts and Crafts movement later reinvigorated the art of tile making.
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