The Durability Of Ceramic Floor Tiles And Natural Stone Floor Tiles.

 

Ceramic floor tiles and Natural stone floor tiles are both known to be the most durable floor tile materials and are often the first choices in home design. The natural stone floor tile varieties are the more expensive option and this will make a difference to your choice if you are working to a tight budget. Many home owners like the idea of investment when installing natural stone floor tiles and they will add both beauty, style and value to the home.

Ceramic floor tiles are equally as durable but the one main difference between natural stone and ceramic is the price. Ceramic floor tiles are a cheap floor tile solution when you consider what they offer in terms of durability and design style.

Natural stone floor tiles come in many tile material choices such as marble tiles and granite tiles and each one has their own unique characteristics. Marble floor tiles for example have the characteristic vein thread like appearance running through each tile and this is particularly prominent in the black marble tile variety. Many Home owners like the idea of the variation that can occur between each tile and with natural stone, there may be many variations from tile to tile, which often only adds to the overall finish.

Ceramic floor tiles have more of a uniformed appearance style with little variations in each tile, many home owners like this flowing design but the choice between natural stone and ceramic tiles is often a personal choice.

The durability of ceramic tile and natural stone tile is excellent but if you had to choose a more durable tile, natural stone can be a little more durable than ceramic mainly because they are often thick dense tiles that will not break easily.

Ceramic tiles and natural stone tiles will almost certainly both need sealing but natural stone floor tiles have to be sealed prior to installation and after installation to ensure they are protected from damage. Ceramic floor tiles seal slightly easier with a less complex procedure required.

Ceramic floor tiles are also available in many design choices with many styles impersonating the natural stone varieties such as wood effect tiles. This gives home owners the chance to have a cheap floor tile with the look of natural stone which gives home owners the best of both worlds.
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Floor tiles and Natural stone tiles.

There are many wall tile choices and the list is endless, home owners are never stuck for choice and variety, in fact the one problem that may arise is choosing the material you would like. More and more home owners are turning their hand to tiling and renovating projects to cut installation costs and because they enjoy the challenge and the creativity of designing their own kitchen or bathroom.

The usual choices and the most popular wall tiles are ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles and both are good choices for bathroom areas as well as wall tiles and floor tiles but if you want something a little different, some natural stone tiles can be installed on walls with fantastic results.

The most important aspect of installing natural stone tiles on the walls is to get as much advice as you can and all good tile stores and manufacturers will be happy to offer vital advice. The surface of the walls has to be suitable in order to install natural stone wall tiles and the weight of the natural stone plays a very important part in the installation process.

The grout you use should always be suitable for the natural stone wall tiles you are installing and all good tile stores will be able to advise on this.

Granite tiles are extremely beautiful tiles and work really well on kitchen countertops, backsplash areas and pool areas. Granite tiles can also be installed on kitchen and bathroom walls but the thickness of the tiles will affect the weight and you need to seek advice from any good tile store. There is no mistaking that granite tiles are a thing of beauty and will be a great addition to your home by adding warmth, beauty and real elegant style.

Marble is one of the most expensive natural stone tiles but will add beauty and style to any home but there are places that marble tiles are not suitable for. Marble tiles work well on some surfaces in the kitchen such as countertops and some types of marble can be used as floor tiles. Marble tiles will stain and mark more easily than other tile options and the maintenance is higher, for this reason they are not really used as wall tiles or installed in bathrooms over large areas.

Slate tiles are a great addition to the bathroom and kitchen and can be used on floors, countertops and as wall tiles. The beautiful shades of slate will add a real earthy feel.

Travertine tiles have a classic look and feel and work well in bathrooms and kitchens, travertine tiles are very versatile tiles that can be sued in many places such as bathrooms, kitchens, on countertops and floors.

Always shop around and check any tile material choices with the manufacture, ensure that they are suitable for installation on walls and floors and always follow all guidelines and instructions on the manufacturer’s guidelines before use.

Natural stone tiles can make excellent wall tiles and add real style and design to any home as well as adding warmth and elegance.

 

 

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