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Flooring: Everything You Need to Know About Ceramic

A ceramic floor is suitable for every room in your house. Its versatility and many varieties make it a popular flooring choice.

Things To Consider When Choosing Ceramic Flooring

The price
The cost of ceramic flooring is fairly moderate.
Installation
Ceramic floor installations are more difficult.
Maintenance
When it comes to maintenance and care, ceramic floors make it easy.
Durability
Ceramic floors are quite durable.
Water Resistance
Ceramic floors are highly resistant to water.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Ceramic Flooring

Ceramic comes in a variety of colours, textures and materials making it a popular choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens.

Advantages

  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Available in a wide variety of colours, textures and more
  • Ideal surface to install heated flooring
  • Very resistant to water and humidity

Disadvantages

  • High cost
  • Difficult to install

Pro tip

Ceramic tiles can be slippery when wet. Slate or soft granite floor tiles are great non-slip tile alternatives, and are also resistant to water.

What You Need To Know When Choosing Ceramic Tile Flooring

1. Ceramic types
There are 3 types of ceramics: porcelain, earthenware and processed natural stone. Porcelain tiles are among the most resistant and waterproof materials. The longevity of the earthenware ceramic will vary according to the thickness of the tiles. Natural stone types tend to be quite porous. There are ceramics that imitate wood or slate that will be easier to maintain than natural stone because they are less porous.

2. Ceramic floor tile sizes
When installing ceramic flooring in a room, the size of the tile plays an important role in practicality and overall look. Small tiles are a good choice for a bathroom as the multiple joints create a non-slip surface. However, larger tiles will make the room seem bigger.

3.Type of grout
It is imperative to choose the right type of grout for the joints between the ceramic tiles depending on the type of installation and the surface to be covered.

Pro tip

It is important to make sure you have additional tiles in case of any accidental breakage when installing your ceramic floor yourself. It also helps ensure you have more of the same tile for any future repairs. In general, you should have 10% more tiles than what your space requires for your DIY project.

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