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 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 email@example.com