4 Things to Know Before You Buy Ceramic Flooring Tile

Do you want flooring that looks amazing in your home? If yes, then purchasing a ceramic tile could be a good choice for you! We are here to give you a few pointers to consider when purchasing ceramic tile flooring.

 

  1. You should buy ceramic flooring tile because it is durable, easy to clean and increases the upscale look of the rooms in your home or office. Ceramic comes in a range of sizes, shapes, textures and colors that can match any decorating style. You can lay ceramic tile down on your own. But it is a chore removing ceramic flooring, if you mistakenly lay it down wrong. If you worry about this outcome, let a professional install your flooring. Ceramic flooring can be as cheap as $1 a tile!
  2. Research the type of ceramic flooring tile you prefer. You can pick from four different tiles. The tiles are glazed, mosaic, quarry and porcelain.

Glazed tiles can be high-gloss, matte and abrasive slip-resistant. High-gloss tiles become slippery when wet. Hand-painted glazed tiles look stunning because of its intricate patterns, but glaze never goes all the way through. If you have a chip in your glaze tiles, you will see the color inside and this will give your tile a discordant look.

On the other hand, Mosaic tile color goes all the way through the tile. It is available in glazed or unglazed finishes. It is also a great tile for resisting moisture and does not chip easily.

 

Quarry tile is great for you if you are looking to have earth tone floorings of gray, red and brown. The quarry tiles come in squares, rectangles and hexagons. However, the tiles are porous and can stain if left unsealed.

Porcelain tile is stronger and harder than the previous ceramic tiles. It is wear-resistant and absorbs less water than the other ceramic tiles. This allows it to be an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.

 

  1. If you want a flooring design that is visually interesting, place ceramic tiles diagonally rather than on a grid.
  2. Buy more tiles than you think you need because some get broken after installation.

 

For more information on choosing the right ceramic flooring tile read this article from About.com.

 

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