The Pros And Cons Of Ceramic Tile
Did you know there are hundreds of ceramic tile variations, offering a wide variety of styles and designs for your home remodeling project? Whether you’re renovating your bathroom, kitchen, or other living space, ceramic tile flooring is a great choice. In this post, we’ll be sharing the pros and cons of ceramic tile.
Transworld Tile has been serving San Fernando, Los Angeles, and Thousand Oaks for more than 30 years with their ceramic tile needs. If you’re starting a project or in the middle of a renovation, stop by and choose which tile flooring would work best for you!
WHAT IS CERAMIC TILE?
Ceramic tile is made of clays, sands, and other natural materials. Once the tile has been shaped, it is then fired at high temperatures in a kiln to cure. The finished product can be glazed or unglazed.
THE CONS OF CERAMIC TILE
HARD AND COLD
Ceramic Tile is uncomfortable to stand on. It doesn’t hold heat well, which means it’s nearly always cold, unless it gets direct light or consistent traffic. In some cases, homeowners will install floor heaters to keep their tile warm in the mornings.
INSTALLATION IS TOUGH
Although ceramic tile is a popular flooring material, it’s difficult to install. Due to slight size and shape differences within the same order, it takes an expert to properly and effectively install. Additionally, the installation will take longer than other flooring or wall products.
SIZE, SHAPE, AND COLOR CAN VARY
When you purchase ceramic tile, it can noticeably vary in size, shape, and color. It’s important to make sure you examine the tiles you’re purchasing before you buy.
THE PROS OF CERAMIC TILE
DURABLE AND LONG-LASTING
Many homeowners choose ceramic because it’s tough and has a relatively long life span, even if you have pets or children. For example, there are still ceramic tiles intact throughout various Roman and Egyptian ruins from about 2,000 years ago. Compared to other flooring or wall materials, ceramic tile last a long time. Ceramic tile is also known for being moisture resistant, which means your kitchen counters, shower walls, or bathroom counters are a great place to install this material.
If you have a high traffic area, ceramic tile is resistant to tread wear. They are also slip resistant, which lends itself to bathroom and kitchen flooring functionality.
Although flooring is exposed to liquids, solids, and everything in between, Ceramic tile is the epitome of durable. Over time, ceramic will retain its colors.
EASY TO CLEAN AND LOW MAINTENANCE
Ceramic tile is one of the easiest flooring materials to clean and keep clean. If you spill something, it’s easily wiped up. You can use a variety of gentle cleaning products to keep the ceramic flooring as fabulous as the day it was installed.
SHOP CERAMIC TILE AT TRANSWORLD TILE!
If you’re not sure which tile to choose for your bathroom, stop by Transworld Tile today! We can help you make the tough decisions. We’ve been serving the San Fernando, Los Angeles, and Thousand Oaks areas for more than 30 years with high-quality materials and excellent customer service. You’re in great hands when you choose us!