Tiles in the bathroom are more than simply cover surface in the room. From protecting your home against water damage to laying the foundation for the style and design of the space, your bathroom tile has a more important job than you may realize. There are a lot of different types of bathroom tiles, so we will help you to find the perfect one for your home. Enjoy!
Ceramic Bathroom Tiles
Ceramic tiles are one of the oldest and most well known types of tiles. A ceramic tile has a clay-base with a glaze on top, and it may be made in one of a few different ways: Monocottura(tile that is fired only once, including the firing for the glaze. Terracotta tiles are often monocottura, and these tiles are usually not as strong or durable as other types), Bicottura( bicottura tile is much harder and more durable than a monocuttura tile, so it can be used on floors, walls, and countertops), Crazed( crazed tile is ceramic tiles that have a crackled glaze finish. This is done by forcing the glaze through a heating and cooling process that shocks the glaze into cracking. Crazed tiles are not recommended for steam showers unless the clay body behind them has been vitrified, or is non porous).
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Porcelain tiles are made of clay dust that has been compacted tightly together before being fired to extremely high temperatures. A lot of people confuse porcelain and ceramic tile, assuming that because both are made of clay, that they are variations of the same thing. Porcelain is much stronger, more durable and harder than the ceramic tile. A porcelain tile will not scratch or stain, and can be used anywhere in the bathroom without problem. They come in some different varieties like: Color through( This is is the most common type of porcelain tile. It has no glaze, but the color of the tile goes straight through), Glazed porcelain( It is is less common than color-through, but can produce some very interesting looking tiles), Polished porcelain( If you searching for a highly reflective, polished surface for your tiles that is even more brilliant than marble)
For most of the people, natural stone is one of the favorite and most used. There are a lot of different types of natural stone tile, many of which are perfect for use in the bathroom. The key to understanding natural stone tile is to know the durability. Many people believe polished stone to be more durable than honed, but in fact both finishes wear the same if put on the same type of stone. There are many varieties of like: granite, marble, limestone, travertine and slate. But if you want elegant feeling you must use natural stone like bathroom tiles.
Glass is actually one of the oldest materials to be used in and around the home as a decorative surface. And glass tile is one of the best materials you can use in your bathroom either as an accent to brighten up a plain wall, or as a brilliant and sparkling floor. Not all glass is suitable for every use in the bathroom. Glass tile is almost always rated for either wall or floor use; anything rated for floor use can be used anywhere, while anything rated for walls should be kept strictly to the walls. Because glass has a tendency to be slippery we recommend you if using it on the floor of the shower or bathroom, keep it mosaic.