Tile Types & Maintenance Tips
Select a Tile for your bathroom is very important
Below you will see a few tips on how to maintaining wall tiles and a common sizes that you can find and order from online store.
Let’s start with Marble Tiles which it is beautifully because of smooth and glossy marbles will make tile have more attractive marking of dolomite, onyx, serpentine, calcite or travertine. When polished, it gives a luxurious shine.
How to Maintenance Marble Tiles: You have to clean and polish regularly and it requires resealing quite frequently.
Marble Tiles Common Size: Marble Tiles usually come with slabs of 40″ squares or tiles of 1/2″ thick and 8″ to 12″ square.
Difficulties: Marble Tiles is one of the most expensive tiles due to the difficultes in cutting and create the same tiles color in each piece of tiles. It’s also porous and therefore susceptible to stains and scratches.
Slate Tile: Slate Tiles is one of the most durable which it made from stones and are finely ground. Slate Tile usually come in dark color so you don’t have much choice to select color for these types of tile.
How to Maintenance Slate Tile: These types of tile is the most regularly wipe with wet cloth and the joints need to be scoured.
Difficulties: Although they are stain which have high resistant but slate tiles are not encouraged to be used in bathroom because they can be very slippery when it wet and also brittle so it not suitable for any types of bathroom.
Ceramic Tiles: Ceramic Tiles is the most common tiles to be used. It’s have high resistant for stain. Ceramic Tiles usually come in multi color glazed and have textured surfaces. For the advantage of using Ceramic Tiles is a variety of color that available for you to create a patterns.
How to Maintenance Ceramic Tiles: The way to clean Ceramic Tiles is a frequent rinsing because it requred to avoid diry from ahering to it.
Common Sizes of Ceramic Tiles: Ceramic Tiles can be very small as 3″ x 3″ or can be very big as 24″ x 24″ and it also available in other sizes such as 4″ x 4″, 6″ x 6″, 16″ x 16″, 12″ x 12″.
Difficulties: The difficulties from using Ceramic Tiles us a price range varies and can be expensive. Unglazed Ceramic tiles are preferred in bathroom because they are not so slippery when it wet.
Glazed Tiles: Glazed Tiles can be glossy, matte or semi glazed because they are avaiable in multiple shapes which including triangular and hexagon, Color and Pattern also have a wide selection for you to select.
How to Maintenance Glazed Tiles: Glazed Tiles is very strong because it have high resistant from water, head and chemical. Glazed Tiles is very highly durable and difficult to stain. All you have to do is to spray water and wipe dry with cloth.
Common Size of Glazed Tiles: 6″ x 6″, 10″ x 10″.
Difficulties: The unglazed ones with rough surfaces need constant wiping.
Mosaic Tiles: Mosaic Tiles is the smallest types of tiles and it allow you to create unique patterns which also available in shapes from squares to rectangles.
How to Maintenance Mosaic Tiles: All you need to do is scrubbing of grout.
Common Sizes of Mosaic Tiles: 1″ to 2″ squares.
Difficulties: If grout not maintained, Mosaic Tiles will get detached over time.
Tips: Thing to Avoid for Tiles
- Avoid Delaying cleaning the grout because it will be mold and mildew.
- Do not use acid base for cleaners
- Avoid delaying repair of cracks or stain in the grout
Tips: For Repair Tiles
- Regrouting by fill up cracks in between tiles by using a thin mortar or plaster.
- Recaulking by using waterproofing of joints and cracks by using sealant to fill up the gaps.