Since the early days of civilization tiles have been part of building and were used by the Egyptians to construct their buildings, roads and other structures. The tiles were made by mixing clay and heating it in ovens. The heat fused the materials to produce more or less the same concrete that we see today. Then the Romans took it a step further and used floor tiles to develop elaborate architectural structures of inspiring magnitude.
These tiles were also adapted by the Greeks who created wonderful marble structures as early as the 11th century. In today’s world of interior design floor tiles and bathroom tiles are an integral part of bathroom floors. They come in ceramic, porcelain tiles, marble, concrete clay and even terra cota. So which of these bathroom tiles is the best?
The right selection of bathroom tiles depends upon your interiors and also your preference. The market is now flooded with a variety of bathroom tiles to choose from. Choose the one that suits your bathroom.
Bathroom tiles have been helpful to many people especially in the bathroom because they protect against slipping and falling. This can be inside the shower room itself or the general vicinity of the bathroom. In past centuries, the floor could just be easily swept using a broom and this was because the flooring was less smooth than it is now. But bathrooms are different now. That is why bathroom tiles are essential.
Incidentally the main reason that people have opted for tiles in their bathroom is cleanliness. A clean bathroom is a well maintained bathroom. You can just use an anti-bacteria detergents or solvents that are available in the market to prevent harmful bacteria formation in the bathroom. Tiles can also make the bathroom presentable even if you are busy for a day and could not wash or disinfect it.
Bathroom tiles while being a favorite in many homes, pose some problems nevertheless. One is that they tend to be slippery in nature and therefore someone can easily slip and fall. It is not uncommon now and then to hear or read of cases where people, especially children and senior citizens, have slipped and fallen in their bathrooms.
People fall when they accidentally step on a soap bar or when they step on a slippery gel or shampoo. Interior designer have to keep in mind the safety factor while deciding on the tiles and the visual aspect of the interiors. We now have products like EasyGrip that help people around especially on marble and ceramic flooring.
Marble is one of the most expensive of bathroom tiles but also among the most attractive. Homes that sport marble floors tend to have a higher resale value than those that don’t and that is why some people consider installing bathroom tiles.