Tiling is an important aspect when it comes to Home Decor which brings a refreshing look to your home. Investing in Tiles is always worth the money only when you choose to get eye-catchy impressive and easy to maintain tiles. There are a variety of Wall and Floor Tiles available in the market but choosing the right one is quite challenging.
Here are the Most Popularly used Tiles in Building Construction.
Ceramic Tiles: These types of tiles are manufactured by clay, are heated at very temperatures in a kiln to make it hard and strong. This tile type is economical to use in customized designs and colors. The bottom side of ceramic tile is porous when compared to porcelain tiles that can absorb water. When used for wet floors, the tiles need to be glazed before installation. Generally, maintenance is simple and easy.
Porcelain Tiles: They are almost similar to ceramic tiles but slightly differ in clay type. The final product is smooth which does not absorb water just like ceramic tiles. Thus, they are abundantly used as bathroom tiles. They are a bit costlier than ceramic tiles and are resistant to water. More care must be taken when cleaning porcelain as they decolor when some strong chemicals are used.
Natural Stone Tiles: They are not manufactured but are naturally obtained from stones. Those stones are sliced according to desired dimensions using a specific machine. These types of tiles have the most organic and natural look either to the wall or floor. Slate tiles and marble tiles are the most famous type of natural tiles. A little care should be taken every year for sealing the tiles to make them water-resistant.
Vitrified Tiles: Vitrified Tiles are the most preferred types of tiles and they have a huge demand in the market. Basically, these tiles are alike to ceramic tiles but undergo for vitrification process. In that process, the silica and clay are melted and compound together to get a glass-like element inside every tile. Thus, letting it to preserve its original shine over years of use. They are extensively available in various colors, textures, shades, and patterns. Because of the vitrification process and its properties, they are more prized than ceramic tiles.
Concrete/Cement Tiles: They are remarkably tough and long-lasting making them fit for external use as driveways tiles, parking tiles, walkway tiles. As they are rough and do not have a smooth finish they give a better grip during wet conditions. These types of tiles are available in numerous shapes, sizes, and colors and are moderate in cost.
Why Choose Tiles?
Design Selections: There are plenty of tiles on offer with an endless collection of color palette, textures, material, sizes, and shapes readily available to buy
Durability: Tiles are the most long-lasting tiling material when compared to other types of flooring materials without losing its quality
Water Resistance: Unlike other flooring materials such as laminate and vinyl flooring, tile flooring is waterproof. Need no replacements, once installed will be lasted forever until there’s external damage.
Low & Easy Maintenance: Tiles once installed will not require any expensive maintenance cost. Tiles don’t require any extra efforts, the maintenance is simple and effortless.
Eco Friendly: Tiles help to build green construction as they are made up of naturally made materials that are in no way harmful to the environment.
Fire Resistance: When exposed to fire, tiles do not catch fire as they are non-combustible construction products.
When constructing a home, one should be careful about every detail while building it. Picking up the right tile does not mean choosing the tile-based upon the appearance but should be based upon the usage and manageable maintenance. It’s so because choosing the tile based on look can lead to adverse results. Always, prefer to choose larger tiles as they eliminate the grout lines which makes a smaller space look bigger. But remember that the larger tiles tend to require more extra adhesive for installation. Look at the circumstances and factors of where and which type of tile is needed before installation.
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