Ceramic tiles are one of the most popular tiling choices in the world. They are used in floors, walls, backsplashes, showers, and more. There isn’t a room in the home that can’t benefit from ceramic tiles. There are hundreds of different ceramic tile designs available, and endless possibilities for customization and personalization of any home space. Popularity alone shouldn't dictate your tiling choices, however. Instead, consider the many benefits that using ceramic tiles can bring.
The most basic concern when choosing flooring is to assess durability. This not only means resistance to foot traffic but also how well it can resist scratches, moisture, and microbial infiltration. Ceramic, simply put, does not scratch easily. One of the reasons it's popular in kitchens, for instance, is that dropped cutlery or plates usually won't leave a mark. Ceramic tiles also withstand lots of traffic and are impervious to moisture. And with the right finish, they can even be slip-resistant.
Endless Design and Colour Permanence
As mentioned, there are hundreds of different designs of ceramic tiles and you can find them in a plethora of colours, from the popular whites, beiges and greys to pastels and the brightest colours of the rainbow. Even the choice of grout colour can completely change the effect of your design. No two ceramic floors are the same because each is a unique expression of its owner. Ceramic is also excellent for retaining colour. No matter how much sun exposure it gets, ceramic tiles will not fade and will retain their off-the-shelf look. The stylish appeal of ceramic flooring also means that it can improve your home's value.
Easy to Maintain and Repair
In addition to being highly scratch-resistant, ceramic is simple to clean. It doesn't absorb water so you can easily wipe up spills or use disinfectants or chemical cleaners at your leisure. Should a repair be needed, there is no need to pull up entire sections of floor. The problem tile—and just that tile—can be removed and replaced. It's often easy enough that you can do it yourself.
Sanitary and Eco-Friendly
Part of being moisture-resistant also means that ceramic tiles are antimicrobial. Bacteria simply can't find a good spot to settle and grow on ceramic floorings. Mites and dust that may haunt other flooring styles are also unable to settle in on ceramic floors, reducing the overall allergens in your house. Cleaning ceramic can also be done without special products. Use your cleaner of choice, or just ordinary water, and sweep and mop away.
Those who are environmentally conscious will be thrilled to know that ceramic is made from compressed raw materials like sand, clay, and glass. These ingredients are all easily recyclable and as naturally renewable resources, offer unparalleled style with low environmental impact. In the summer months, ceramic can even help keep the home cool and help you save on energy.
Use Centura Tile for the Best Ceramic
The experts at Centura Tile can work with you to find the perfect ceramic tile for your interior design needs. As a leader in tiling options since 1933, we have the experience, skill, and supply to bring any vision of beauty to life. To learn more about how you can incorporate ceramic tiles into your home and/or patio renovations, contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you.