Bathroom Tile Benefits
Date published: Jun 21, 2022
Ever wonder why tiles are chosen over other materials for bathroom remodels? This is due to the many bathroom tile benefits over other floor covering options. The best choice for bathrooms is ceramic or porcelain tile. They can be used as flooring, countertops, or walls in hot, humid bathrooms. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your tiles, as well as some bathroom tile benefits.
Bathrooms of today have to withstand moisture all around. We also have modern shampoos and harsh cleansers that can damage floors, countertops and walls.
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Ceramic tiles are porous and can withstand harsh environments beautifully. Stone tiles can be used in damp environments as well, but must be sealed to prevent harsh chemicals from damaging or pitting the surface. If your tiled bathroom floor is well maintained, the fear of slipping when stepping out of your bathtub or shower will be greatly reduced.
Ease Of Maintenance
The potential appearance of mold and mildew on your bathroom tile surfaces is something to keep in mind. This is why cleaning and maintaining your tiles, especially in an often humid environment like a bathroom, is so important.
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When water gets underneath tiles or any floor covering for that matter, it can cause buckling and/or warping. This creates hidden areas for mold growth, which can make the space unhygienic. Keeping your tiled bathroom floors and walls clean is imperative!
Ceramic tiles retain heat very well, much better than other floor or wall covering materials. If you have a radiant heating system installed within your bathroom flooring, ceramic tiles offer optimal conductive heating, keeping your floor comfortably warm.
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While other materials can crack or become damaged by the heat/cold cycle (which causes them to expand and contract), ceramic and stone tiles are ideal for radiant heating because they don't physically react to temperature changes.
Durable & Long-Lasting
Choosing tiles for your bathroom design means that they will last a lifetime. Ceramic tiles are long-lasting due to their durable material composition.
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According to the National Association of Home Builders, ceramic tile can last up to 75 years and stone tiles for over 100 years if they are maintained correctly. The grout would begin to crack or display aging way before your bathroom tiles would. Laminates, on the other hand, will last between 5 and 10 years in ideal conditions, and 2 years if they're in high-traffic areas such as bathrooms.
Vast Design Possibilities
Though there are many examples of geometric and intricate modern bathroom tile designs, simple is oftentimes best, especially when it comes to bathroom tiles.
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With a good quality ceramic or stone tile choice, a suitable color/pattern selection, and an expert installation, the results can be simply stellar.
Tiles, whether they are ceramic or stone, can be more expensive than other building materials though when their lifespan is factored in, you are saving a lot of money in the long run!
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Their resistance to moisture and their durability throughout hot and cold temperatures make their lifespan and overall maintenance a breeze compared to other options like vinyl, laminate, wood, and vinyl. You may pay a little more up front, but the function, convenience and savings will have you way ahead of the game down the line.
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- Tiles are durable and can withstand hot, humid environments.
- Easy to clean.
- They conduct heat efficiently while also preserving cool temperatures.
- They are long-lasting and don't emit VOCs.
- They are very cost-effective, especially when you consider their lifespan of 7.5-10 times longer than laminates.
- They come in many different colors and textures so you can create any design.
Are you looking to remodel your kitchen tile design? Check out our article on The Best Kitchen Tiles to help you make the right choice!
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