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Floor tile solutions for the home.
There are many tile materials that are suitable for the floor and your personal preferences and the room you are tiling will largely play a part in the choices you make
Ceramic tiles are certainly worth considering for both bathroom floors and kitchen floors, they are good strong durable tiles that will wear well and are easy to clean and maintain. Ceramic tiles can withstand high traffic areas, they won’t stain and scratch easily and they come in a wide variety of style choice. There are also lots of different ways to use ceramic tiles; different patterns can be achieved by using multi sized tiles installed in various patterns and designs.
Glass tiles are not the obvious choice when we think of floor tiles but there are certain types of glass tiles that can be used on floors. Glass tiles are most suited to bathroom floors where floor traffic is lower than the kitchen area. The glass tiles most suitable for the bathroom floor are iridescent glass tiles and those that have a busier pattern; these are less likely to show scratches and marks that happen over time. Glass tiles are non porous tiles and will withstand water levels very well; glass tiles will also add real design and style to bathroom areas.
Porcelain tiles much the same as ceramic floor tiles are incredibly strong and durable and are extremely ideal for high traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. Porcelain tiles come in a wide variety of style and again multi sized tiles can be used to create different and unique design styles.
Many natural stone tiles make great floor tiles, as well as the beautiful design aspect; many natural stone tile varieties are strong and durable and will maintain their beautiful appearance over many years. Quarry tiles and slate are two natural stone tiles that are ideal kitchen floor tiles; they both come in a range of colours and are durable floor tile solutions. Marble tiles are a more expensive tile but can be used on floor areas, the marble should have a specific finish and it is always best to get as much advice on marble tile flooring as you can in order to select the most ideal tile. Marble tiles are a higher maintenance tile but if they are maintained regularly, they will maintain their appearance well.
Granite has been used as a building material for years and is a very strong durable material that is often used for floor areas. Granite flooring offers a practical floor solution as well as adding beauty and style.
Limestone and travertine floor tiles are also very commonly used for floor tiles and will add beauty and style, some natural stone tiles will almost certainly need to be sealed in order to protect them fully and all good tile stores will be able to advise you on the correct sealants to use. Take the time to look at the different floor tile options as there are more than you could imagine, all good tile stores will be more than happy to help with your floor tile choices.
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