Why Install Ceramic
A ceramic tile installation can
breathe new life into any room that may require a facelift. Ceramic tiles are
commonly used to create a beautiful and strong flooring surface, but they can
also be used to cover almost any wall or surface (such as a kitchen backsplash
result of a ceramic tile installation is a visually appealing and low
maintenance covering that can be enjoyed for many years to come.
The most common areas where
ceramic tiles are traditionally used are the kitchen, bathroom and basement
(especially the laundry area). The common characteristic of each of these areas
is the probability of water being present. Glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles
offer excellent water resistance properties and this helps to decrease the
chances of mold growth in the area they are used. Ceramic is also a great
alternative to carpet and other types of materials that can be harmful to
Ceramic tile installation is a great way to increase
enjoyment of the home while also helping to improve the resale value. These
types of tile are one of the more affordable building materials with prices
ranging from very affordable to more expensive depending on the size, thickness,
design and finish of the tiles.
Ceramic flooring installation
is one of the most prominent home improvement projects undertaken by
homeowners. A do-it-yourself installation can save considerable installation
costs over hiring a professional while the job itself can be accomplished in a
relatively small amount of time. All it takes to complete a professional
looking ceramic floor tile installation is a lot of patience, a modest
knowledge of basic tools (and how to properly use them), as well as a keen eye
for detail. A smaller area such as a bathroom floor can typically be completed
in less than a weekend meaning minimal disruption for the home.
The most important thing when
considering floor tiles is the size and thickness of the tiles necessary.
Choosing the proper tiles will ensure that they are able to last as long as
possible. Flooring typically uses larger, thicker tiles in order to be able to
withstand heavy foot traffic and load bearing.
Smaller tiles may be used for flooring in some
circumstances. They are useful for creating custom designs while also offering
excellent durability. It is important to understand the strengths of the
different types of tiles before making the selection.
Other Ceramic Tile
Many other ceramic tile
installations can use almost any type of tiles. Tiles used to cover walls can
be very small and thin because the load bearing properties of the tile are not
important in this regard. This is true for ceramic tile backsplashes
as the tiles used to line bathroom or shower walls.
The many different sizes,
textures and colors of ceramic tiles allow homeowners to get very creative when
it comes to finding new applications for their use.
Whether you attempt a ceramic
tile installation yourself or trust it to a professional, adding ceramic tile
will go a long way towards increasing the enjoyment and resale value of the home.