There are many types of bathroom tiles. Depending on the material it is made from, it can be used for wet spots, wall accents or dry areas. Before replacing the tiles in your bathroom, make sure that your choice will not only look good but also work great for the floor or the walls of the bathroom. Non-vitreous tiles absorb water and is best used for accent areas while vitreous tiles are better for areas that are prone to splashing. Glazed tiles are resistant to water but unglazed ones are not. Bathroom tiles should have some amount of friction to prevent slipping. To make things easier, here are some tips from professionals at Perma Ceram of Westchester on what types of tiles may be best for your bathroom

Ceramic or Porcelain

Ceramic and porcelain tiles have been set into shape and fired at high temperatures in the kiln. It is created from a mixture of clays. When they are glazed, they are ideal for baths. They come in a wide range of colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes.

Natural Stone

Natural stone tiles give the bathroom a rustic or contemporary look. Since it is rough and imperfect, it is not resistant to water. It will require a waterproof coating to withstand moisture in a bathroom.


Glass tiles are luminous and look very elegant. They come in a range of colors and look best as a focal point on the walls. They are moisture and stain resistant and are best used on walls of the bathroom.


Marble lends a sophisticated and traditional look to the bathroom. It can be highly polished and comes in a wide range of sizes.


Granite is harder than other natural stones and is a good option for the floors or countertops. It is available in an array of colors and textures.


Limestone has a honed surface and is most often found in brown, beige, and yellow hues. It is best used for countertops and flooring.


Metal tiles can be made from resin with a metallic coating or from solid metal. You can use metal tiles along with other types of tiles to add an accent to the bathroom. They come in a range of finishes, including bronze, copper, and stainless steel.


Travertine offers a sophisticated look to the walls and floors of a bathroom. It is formed from dissolved minerals in groundwater and pushed through the earth’s crust by water. It is a multilayer stone and comes in a variety of colors.

Get in touch with Perma Ceram of Westchester to give your bathroom a new look

At Perma Ceram of Westchester, our goal is to give the highest quality and personable service to all our clients, and perspective clients. We provide reliable and professional tile repair services. If you need to change your old tiles with new ones, call us at 914-930-4964/888-797-8108 or email at

Hiring a Professional for Bathtub Refinishing

When your bathtub starts to age, instead of replacing it, you can refinish it and add a few more years of life to it. Refinishing a bathtub takes too much time if you have to do it yourself. There are also some limitations. It requires skills and tools to produce pro-level finishes. Here are a few good reasons on why you should consider hiring a professional for bathtub refinishing.

  • Hiring a professional saves you time.
  • Bathtub refinishing is a difficult job with uncertain results. When you refinish the bathtub yourself, it may not be as good as when experienced professionals do it.
  • Hiring a professional also spares you the DIY-disaster that you may end up with.
  • It involves head-to-toe coverall suits, HEPA air filters, and industrial paint sprayers.
  • The process includes, cleaning of bathtub and removing any caulking, removing fixtures and overflow covers, light sand and vacuuming, possible acid etching, ventilated to outside, spray-paint up to 3 coats of a primer, spray-painting 3-4 layers of top coat mixture, etc.
  • Professionals can match any existing color or whip up a new color for the bathtub.
  • It takes 3 to 5 hours for the process, with the bathtub ready for use within 24 hours.
  • If you don’t prep the surface adequately, the longevity of your finished job will be highly compromised. Professionals can do a better surface preparation, like avoiding fumes and mess.
  • It guarantees good results. It looks excellent and the quality rivals that of a new tub’s surface.

Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Professional for Your Bathtub Refinishing

  • It is very important to hire professionals who have experience and will ensure quality.
  • Ask for the safety precautions they take. Since the refinishers will come to your home, make sure they have a plan to deal with the toxic fumes to protect you or anyone else who will be in the house.
  • Hiring someone who has never refinished a bathtub might not be the wisest choice. A bathtub refinishing job, when done properly is predicted to last 5 years or more.

Contact Perma Ceram of Westchester, Serving Westchester Since 1978

  • If you need a professional for bathtub refinishing, contact Perma Ceram of Westchester. Our goal is to give the highest quality and personable service to all our clients, and perspective clients. We service Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Fairfield County. You can call us at 914-930-4964/888-797-8108.
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    Benefits of Bathtub Resurfacing

    Bathtub resurfacing is the process of repairing and refreshing the surface of worn out or damaged areas on a bathtub. If your bathtub is worn out or damaged, instead of thinking about replacement, try resurfacing and save money.

    Below are the Benefits of Bathtub Resurfacing:

    Cost-effective: It may be the most practical project to invest in when you are trying to be cost-effective. It can turn your outdated, colored, or cracked tub into a beautiful sparkling white tub, while saving you 75% in replacement costs. Additionally, you will not have to worry about the cost of plumbing, because you’re using your same tub.

    Beautiful and Elegant Tub: The end result of this project will be a beautiful and elegant tub that sparkles like new. It is an easy and durable process and works on porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic and cultured marble, so almost every tub can get an amazing makeover.

    Effective Restoration Process: Tailored cleaners are used to clean any rust, cracks or stains that are then repaired. For a durable and lasting tub a specially formulated bonding agent is applied over the tub to cover the surface, after it is dried. Then, a state-of-the-art coating is applied to give the tub the new modernized look you had in mind.

    Long-lasting: When done by a reputable professional, a bathtub resurfacing can extend the life of your tub for another 10-15 years.

    Contact Perma Ceram of Westchester for Bathtub Resurfacing

    We have a formula that will resurface your old bathtub at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives, and in little as one day. We offer a variety of colors to make your bathtub look new. For bathtub resurfacing services in Westchester, contact Perma Ceram. You can call us at (914) 930-4964/ (888) 797-8108 or email:

    Reasons Why Bathtub Reglazing is Superior to Replacement

    A beautiful and inviting bathroom is necessary in your home to feel happy. If the tile in the bathroom is outdated and the bathtub is chipped, it will ruin the ambiance. Perma Ceram offers professional bathroom resurfacing services that can easily restore the look of your bathtub. If your bathtub has an unpleasant appearance consider the following reasons why you should have it reglazed:

    • If you have a structurally sound bathtub, there is no point to have someone come in, demolish it, haul it out of the bathroom and possibly have to repair or replace some of the flooring and pipes. If your bathtub has some abrasions, then tub resurfacing with different glazes may be the best option for you. There are a variety of glazes available, so you can make an exciting change with much comfort and ease.
    • If you have a well-crafted bathtub, but it is just outdated or in need of a touch-up, it does not make any sense to throw it out and get a new, lower quality product. So the original craftsmanship remains choose to have the tub professionally reglazed.
    • If you choose to replace the bathtub, you will have to vacate your bathroom for a few days. As well as move all your bathroom appliances to another location. However, if you choose to get your bathtub reglazed, you will still be able to use the bathroom, with the exception of the tub.

    Contact Perma Ceram at 914-930-4964/ 888-797-8108

    Contact Perma Ceram of Westchester for bathtub reglazing services. We are family owned and operated, serving Westchester since 1978. Our goal is to give the highest quality & personable service to all our clients, and perspective clients. Call us at (914) 930-4964/ (888) 797-8108 or email: