Which Bathroom Tile Is in Style?

Posted on: January 10,2012

Tile in a bathroom can easily give the room a customized look with the different colors and textures available. Whether your style is European, Contemporary or a 1950s “Retro” look, tile is the perfect choice. With all the choices available deciding what type of bathroom tile to use can be a daunting task.

Ceramic Tile

Traditional ceramic tile is composed of clays and other naturally occurring materials. It is mined, shaped and then kiln fired. Non-porous and very durable, ceramic tile comes in a variety of sizes and can be used in wet applications such as shower surrounds and shower floors as well as used on countertops and flooring.

Ceramic tile is made up of red and brown clays and often has a lot of natural texture and dimension to the color. Non-porous and very durable, ceramic tiles can also be used on coutertops and flooring.

Ceramic tile can be glazed or unglazed. Glazed tile should be used with caution on a wet surface such as a shower base because it can be more slippery than unglazed tile.

Porcelain Tile

Fast becoming the more popular choice of tile among homeowners, porcelain tile is composed of different clays than ceramic. Typically porcelain is a white clay that has been kiln fired at higher temperatures than ceramics. This process makes porcelain denser, less porous and more stain resistant than traditional ceramics and can actually be harder than granite.

The properties of porcelain tile make it ideal for colder climates since it is less prone to cracking during extreme temperature changes. Porcelain tile is ideal for wet areas.

Regardless of whether you choose ceramic or porcelain both types of tile offer a variety of sizes and styles including trim and accent tiles to compliment any design. Tile offers an unlimited variety of choices and can truly customize your bath.

Bathroom Tile for Your Pennsylvania Remodel

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