It can be very difficult to find a new floor, there are so many different options it can be extremely confusing! Even once you’ve decided which type of flooring to use there are still many more different options. Once you’ve purchased the tiles there are still quite a few things that you need to think about. Here’s a list of the most important things to consider.
Is using a ceramic tile suitable for use in your room?
There are quite a few advantages to using ceramic tiles in your room, for a start they are durable and very easy to clean. However it can be extremely cold during the winter, it’s not really ideal for use in basements. There are ways around this though, and you could consider installing under floor heating. Certain tiles can be quite slippery, so if using tiles in the bathroom then you need to be very careful.
Choose the Right Size, Texture and Style
Ceramic tiles are available in a number of different shapes and sizes. The most common sizes are one and a half feet square. It is actually quite easy to choose the right size tile as it depends on the size of your room and what you want.
There are loads of different styles and designs of ceramic tiles which you can choose from. The easiest way to choose from these is to decide on the look that you’re going for. You might for example want a natural look, or you might want a modern look.
Consider the type of room and select a tile which will suit the theme. If you choose a rustic tile then this will have a rougher texture than say a marble tile. When you are choosing a texture you must carefully think about your safety, certain tiles can be very slippery when they are wet.
Choose the Grout Color
Grout is used to fill the gaps in your tiles, you can find this in a number of different colors. It?s important to choose a color that suits your tiles and room.
There are a number of different ways to install ceramic tiles. Whether your job is a success will depend on the materials you choose to use, and the methods of installing them. The most important step is to prepare all the surfaces, if tiles are laid on uneven surfaces they can quickly break.
It can be quite difficult to lay the tiles, especially when you have to cut them around pipes or corners. However it is possible, however if you don?t feel capable then consider getting a professional in.
Ceramic tiles are very easy to clean and maintain as long as you take good care of them. They should retain their shine for a very long time to come. All you need to use to clean your tiles is water, and possibly a household cleaning product if they are really grubby.
Start by cleaning them by removing the dirt using a vacuum or brook, then use a mop to thoroughly clean your tiles. It really is very easy. You will have to be careful about dropping anything on your tiles as they aren?t very forgiving!