Tile are made from durable and aesthetic materials, ranging in a variety of colors and sizes. Nowadays, there are so many tile choices to choose from including ceramic, slate, stone, porcelain tiles, and more! With so many different options, it can be a little overwhelming when starting a tile bathroom project. To cut down your time looking for tiles, here are some professional tips on narrowing down your search for the best bathroom tile.
Ceramic Versus Porcelain
The age-old question every home remodeler asks themselves: ceramic or porcelain tiles? Both tiles are the most popular choices for kitchen and bathroom remodels, and they each have their own winning features. Ceramic tiles are made from natural clay, sand, and water, which are then molded and baked in a kiln to eliminate as much moisture as possible. Some advantages of ceramic tiles include: different colors and styles to choose from, cost-efficient compared to porcelain, and easier to install for DIY (do-it-yourself) homeowners.
Porcelain tiles, on the other hand, are denser and longer-lasting than ceramic since they are are baked at higher temperatures for a longer duration. Porcelain tiles normally come in white or grey, and are less likely to crack, build moisture or stain. However, porcelain tiles are the pricier of the two options and often require professional installation since the tiles are difficult to cut.
Elegant Stone Tiles
If you’re expecting and elegance and opulence when you enter your bathroom, you might want to consider marble tile. Marble tile is beautiful with various patterns and shades, but is more costly and requires higher maintenance. Granite is also a luxurious choice for its glossy finish, density and durability. Although you are more likely to pay more for these elegant stone tiles, they spruce up your bathroom and tend to last longer. You might even choose to mix and match, using marble for your bathroom floor and granite for counters and shower walls.
If you are looking for a fun, creative look for your bathroom, consider mosaic tiles. These smaller tiles can be used for intricate designs that bring more interest and pizzazz to a smaller bathroom. You can always go with a standard checkerboard design or opt for a custom look. Some homeowners like to use mosaics to embed their initials or to create some unique image that is special to them. Other design ideas include a simple black-and-white selection of tiles, a colorful assortment, and pre-mounted sheets that your tile professional can affix to your walls or floors.
Square Deal Remodeling specializes in small and large bathroom remodels that meet both your financial and renovation needs. We also guarantee a 2-year warranty for every bathroom remodel. To learn more about starting your next remodeling project, contact Square Deal today!