Ceramic floor tile has always been popular, but a growing number of people are learning that ceramic has even more roles to play in interior decoration. Ceramic tile shares many properties with porcelain, but one of the more noticeable differences is that ceramic is distinctly lighter. This makes ceramic ideal as a wall tile and further cements its value as a top-notch bathroom tile to boot.
Why Use Ceramic Wall Tiles in the Bathroom?
Wide Variety of Choices
Ceramic wall tile has a staggering amount of variety thanks to the sheer number of different styles, colours, finishes, textures, and shapes it can come in. Whether you want simple, square-patterned walls; novel splashes of colour; or minute, special edging or fine detail, there is a ceramic tile that can provide what you want.
Great Look and Feel
One of the fun things about ceramic tile is that it often has texture. This lets you add extra personality and dimension in interior decoration by creating walls that pop and have visual and sometimes even physical depth.
Durable and Water Resistant
Ceramic is an extremely durable material that is resistant to temperature changes, fire, and stains from oil, grease and even wine. The tiles are excellent at standing the test of time and will not crack, fade, or break under pressure. Bathrooms are also extremely moisture-rich environments, and any bathroom tile needs to be able to avoid getting saturated or else you'll get stuck spending time scrubbing or dealing with mould. Fortunately, ceramic is impervious to humidity and moisture and will repel any bacteria or spores that try and set up along your walls. This trait in particular is why ceramic is popular for showers.
Easy to Clean
Since very little will actually stick to or imprint on ceramic wall tile, cleaning is usually a matter of simply wiping the surface down from time to time. In the event that something more thorough or powerful is called for, ceramic's durability and resistance will let you bring out the big-gun cleaning products without fear of damaging the tile. Not convinced? Take a sample tile home and scrub the living daylights out of it to see for yourself.
Easy to Install and Repair
Although wall tile installation is slightly more involved than that of floor tiles, ceramic is still easy enough to install that it can be done as a DIY project by many homeowners. In the event that repairs are needed, replacing a tile is a simple matter of popping out the tile in question and slotting in the replacement.
Getting Glass Mosaic Tiles at Centura Tile
Centura Tile has been a leader in tiling since 1933, and this is reflected in the large variety of ceramic tiles on offer, as well as tiles of many other types. At any one of our stores across Toronto, the GTA, and beyond, you can expect to find beautiful ceramic wall tile options from lines such as:
To learn more about ceramic tile, different tile types, or if you have other tiling queries, feel free to contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you.