After shopping around, you’ve finally decided to settle on ceramic tiles. Ceramic is a great tiling material if you’re looking for durability and versatility in terms of style. They are not only easy to maintain but also give rooms a completely new look that can match almost any decorating theme. Ceramic tiles are also very easy to keep clean. They come in an array of shapes and sizes, so you’ll never miss a look that fits your space.
While you may be tempted to lay the ceramic tiles on your own, understand that the process requires quite a lot of guidance and patience. If the tiles are not properly laid, they won’t live up to your expectations. Get a professional to install the ceramic tiles you purchase so you can enjoy the transformation for longer. With that said, we’ll share a few practical tips to take good care of your ceramic tiles.
Understand the different types of ceramic tiles
Not all ceramic tiles are created equal. We have the quarry ceramic tiles which are made from natural clay and shale. This is a very durable type of ceramic tile that is often used in bathrooms and kitchens. Ceramic tiles can also be made from compacting clay dust. This is often used in accent walls and can be beautifully designed into mosaic tiles.
Glazed versus unglazed tiles
When choosing the style of tiling that best suits your space, you’ll come across glazed and unglazed tiles. Glazed tiles come with different finishes such as high-gloss which becomes slippery when it’s wet and slip-resistant finish which is often used in bathrooms. The glazed tiles have intricate patterns to add character to a room. The only thing you need to be careful about with the glazed tiles is that they are prone to damage. Slight chipping can give the tiles an unpleasant discoloured look.
Another common tiling option you’ll likely come across is the mosaic tile. This type of tile is made using clay that comes in different colour pigments. The mosaic tile can have a glossy or matte finish depending on what you prefer. Mosaic tiles are designed in such a way that they can effectively resist moisture and chipping. That’s why they are often used in wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens.
If you’re looking for a unique tile that you can use in your home, you may want to consider quarry tiles. These tiles come in beautiful earth tones, so they can complement a traditional theme. The tiles are manufactured by firing clay in extremely high temperature and for long durations. However, quarry tiles and porous and they are not recommended in wet areas like bathrooms. They also come in a wide range of shapes and patterns which you can choose from.
Choosing the right size of ceramic tiles
Since ceramic tiles come in different sizes and shapes, it can get a little confusing when choosing the ideal type. If the room has limited space, the smaller ceramic tiles with simple patterns would be more suitable. The larger tiles are more ideal for spacious rooms.