Choosing the right tile material for your bathroom remodel is a complicated process. With so many tile options and variants to choose from, you might end up getting confused. Sometimes you may end up not even knowing where to start in the selection process. KBR Kitchen and Bath highlights the features of major tile materials to help you make the right decision
Glass tiles are a common choice for bathroom walls among homeowners. The main advantages of glass tiles include the fact that the material is easily recyclable, a consideration that many environmentally conscious homeowners prioritize. In addition, glass tiles are popular because they come in a variety of colors, sizes, and finishes. Having this variety is appealing to many customers. Glass tiles are also easy to clean and wipe down, which also makes them a favorite amongst homeowners.
Contractors hardly ever use glass tiles for the floor, unless the glass material being used has the strength and texture to prevent you from falling and it from damage.
Porcelain tiles are a common choice for bathroom floors. This is because porcelain possesses a lot of strength, which means that you cannot easily damage it. In addition, the porcelain material is slip as well as water resistant, which are both important considerations. Slip-resistance means that the material has a firm grip that will prevent you from falling and injuring yourself. Its water-resistance property will protect it from water damage, which is crucial in water prone areas such as the bathroom.
Ceramic is another tile material that is water resistant thereby making it ideal for humid areas such as the bathroom. Other good features about ceramic tiles include the fact that they are easy to install, and clean, which is also a major consideration for many homeowners. Ceramic tiles are also affordable, and you can find ceramic tiles for different budgets.