CHOOSING THE RIGHT TILE FOR YOUR HOME - Tilephile

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TILE FOR YOUR HOME

August 11, 2016

Choosing the right tiles for your bathroom, kitchen or other home space is very important, because it will have a huge effect on how the area will look. One of the advantages at present is the fact that there are many options available so that even a small amount of research online will yield many dozens of possible patterns, colors, materials and more. The problem isn't a scarcity of products to choose from, instead, it's more an issue of having to sift through so many different tiles in search of just the right one to use. To help with this search, it's useful to step back and take in the big picture of the many different tile options available.
 
Marble Tiles
One of the advantages of marble tiles is simply the fact that they can look stunning. This material will possess a natural pattern, mix of color and organic design which can complement and enhance any interior room. There's a reason many of the most elegant residences and hotels use marble surfaces extensively in their interiors. This kind of material exudes luxury and style. The downside though is that this material will tend to cost more than other alternatives, so there may be some budgetary considerations that will need to be studied well before this material is chosen. This is especially true if the floor area to be covered is extensive.
 
Ceramic Tiles
Another option when it comes to taking care of your flooring is ceramic tile. Compared to marble, these tiles can be much easier on the budget while still offering a lovely material for kitchen or bathroom floors. Aside from its relative affordability, this material also offers the option of solid waterproofing if it has been subjected to the glazing process. This is a big deal for bathrooms especially because it means that water and moisture will not be able to penetrate into the tile and cause damage. In addition, glazed ceramic tiling tends to be fairly easy to clean because liquids and other stain-producing substances are not able to penetrate the surface layer. In many cases, all you will need to do is either sweep the tile or wipe it with a mop or cloth.
 
Mosaic Glass Tiles
One more alternative worth checking out is mosaic glass tile. This is another particularly beautiful material to use for flooring because you can really go all out and choose complex and multi-patterned designs to go on your kitchen or bathroom floor. There are some truly amazing looks to choose from, and this type of tile will definitely make a room more eye-catching and impressive. That said; it does have the disadvantage of providing less traction underfoot. This means that using this kind of tiling in the bathroom will require you to introduce rugs or non-slip mats so that the room doesn't become accident-prone.