Ceramic Tile Usage
Ceramic is a material that can work in any room of your home. It’s widely used in kitchens and bathrooms as floor coverings or backsplashes.
Ceramic tiles are very easy to clean and maintain, making them particularly well-suited for bathrooms. The durable property of the ceramic coating protects the tile from the warmth and moisture of bathrooms. Additionally, they are antibacterial. Their surface does not absorb liquids, which prevents moisture, mold, and bacteria. As an added benefit, they are easily washed and do not wear out during daily cleaning.
Ceramic tiles are also often used in heavy foot traffic areas of a house. Their hardness makes them very resistant to damage and cracks. They can bear heavy loads and do not change shape. As a downside, they don’t have any flexibility. Elderly people have the risk of injuring themselves if they fall on ceramic tiles. As a precaution, you should use soft carpets or rugs to prevent such accidents.
We offer hundreds of different colors, sizes, and patterns of ceramic tiles to use in bathrooms, kitchens, or as wall tiles.
If you have a small bathroom, choosing the right color and pattern of ceramic tile can make the space feel larger. Pale and light shades will add an open and airy quality to any room.
Ceramic tiles are generally glazed. However, we offer non-glazed options as well. A well-known non-glazed ceramic tile is Mexican Saltillo, a traditional tile. If the tiles are not glazed, then they must be sealed properly. Normally, well-cared ceramic tiles can last for over 100 years in a house.
Glazed ceramic is a popular choice due to its aesthetic appeal; however, it might not be suitable for bathroom floors. It’s harder to clean and less durable. Abrasive cleaning materials, often used in bathrooms, can destroy the gloss over time. Instead, we suggest using matte ceramic tiles for bathroom floors. They are easier to clean and last longer.
Ceramic tiles are usually cheaper than many natural stone tiles. However, ceramic tile flooring may be costly depending on the quality of the tile and the difficulty of installation.
You can DIY the installation to save some money, but don't forget that it’s a labor-intensive process. Most of the time, you have to level the surface with the cement board. Doing this extra layer means extra time, cost, and labor for the project. To finalize the installation process, be sure to fill the gaps between the tiles with grout.
Make sure to check with us before buying the ceramic tile of your choice. At Marble Systems, our professionals will give you the proper information about installation.
It is always a good idea to order a few boxes more than you need. You can use the extras for future repairs or regeneration of your tiles. The tiles are often glued down to the board using an adhesive that is cementitious in nature. Don't forget to pay attention to the packaging’s color and size coding.
If you choose to transport the products with your own vehicle, be sure that the boxes are aligned upright and secured on a pallet. Otherwise, there may be breaks.