All Things You Need to Know About Ceramic Tiles

No one can contest that ceramic tiles are still a popular choice among home owners. Known to be durable and easy to clean, ceramic tiles can even give any space a very upscale look. Loi Bernes, a ceramic tiles supplier in Singapore explained why ceramic tiles remain to be in style, “ The good thing about ceramic tiles is they are so easy to maintain, and you can always find them in different shapes, sizes, colors and textures. There is always one ceramic tiles to match any home decors.”

Charlie Amid, an architect in Singapore, also approves of ceramics, “There is less worry in terms of using ceramic tiles as it can practically work in different variety of environments and it is definitely a versatile architectural resource. No need to be worried about stains, ceramic tiles flooring are not complicated to clean.”

Kera Ritter, who wrote about 3 Things To Consider Before BuyingCeramic Flooring Tile for spruce.com, shared, “Laying ceramic tile is a job that handy homeowners can do themselves with patience and a bit of guidance. However, mislaid or unevenly spaced tiles will look shabby and removing them will be a chore, so if you doubt your abilities leave the installation to a professional. Ceramic flooring tiles range in price from less than $1 each to several dollars a tile, and you will pay a premium for professional installation.”

Tamara Lui, a homeowner, shared why she has always preferred china ceramic tiles, “ I have been accustomed to shiny yet not-too delicate. Plus, fine china are often made of porcelain. So that must tell you something about its quality.”

Jerick Lewitin who wrote the article Ceramic Flooring Pros and Cons also for spruce.com also mentioned some advantages of ceramic tiles, as he distinguished the glazed and unglazed ones, “Glazed ceramic flooring tiles have a protective layer that rests over the material, making them impervious to water and stain penetration. They are also naturally resistant to the ravages of high humidity conditions. These properties make them ideal for use in moist environments such as bathrooms or kitchens. Unglazed ceramic tiles will need to be sealed in order to protect their surface from liquids. The grout lines in between ceramic tiles are also susceptible to moisture, and will need to be sealed in order to make them impervious to water which can otherwise seep down, weakening the installation and causing the growth of mold.”

He warned though about ceramic tile weight, “Ceramics are quite heavy, which means that they may not always be appropriate for upper story installations. If you do decide to install ceramic tile on an upper level of a building then you need to have a qualified professional check the integrity of the structure to ensure that you are not putting undo stress on it.”

DoItYourself.com though emphasized how easily one can repair ceramic tiles, “Even though ceramic is strong, there is still the opportunity for breakage, as with any earthenware. When a breakage does occur, repairing tile is far simpler than fixing hardwood or plank flooring. Simply remove the broken pieces, clean the area, reinstall replacement tiles and re-grout the repaired area. Completing tile repairs typically takes less time than repairing a wood floor, or even a composite flooring surface. It is important to keep several pieces of tile left over from your installation for these repair needs.”

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