By Dan Juliane. Tiles Flooring. Published at Friday, November 03rd, 2017 - 00:14:07 AM.
The structural strength of a ceramic tile is based on how hot the fires were when it was baked in the kiln. Higher temperatures will result in more durable materials, such as porcelain, and a glaze can help prevent scratches. Natural stone also varies by type of material, with granite and slate being much harder than marble or limestone. However stone can have hidden faults in individual pieces, and some materials may be prone to chipping along the edges and at the corners of the square.
Subway tile has become hot in the last few years with the return of industrial style design. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to plain white. A unique look for subway tile that’s gaining popularity is bright colors. Greens, blues and purples are making an appearance in rooms small and large. For a sophisticated look, try marble subway tile backsplash accented by bright colors throughout the room.
The virtues of ceramic tile for bathrooms and kitchens are well known, but many of those advantages also make it a good choice for living rooms. Ceramic tile is durable and easy to maintain. It can handle even the highest traffic locations without showing much wear. Spills, chips and other accidents really aren't an issue provided the floor was installed correctly. And the design advantages are undeniable: modern printing techniques give you a wealth of aesthetic options for creating a floor that is truly unique to your living area.
One of the major advantages to choosing hard tile floors for pet populated public areas is that they are very simple to clean. There are few detergents out there that can damage a ceramic tile’s glaze, so you will be able to use heavy duty soaps to disinfect the space. At the same time, the hard surface acts like a shield, holding any unseemly materials in place ready to easily be wiped or mopped up.
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