Have you ever wondered why people choose tiles in their bathroom home remodels more than any other type of material? The reason is because of the many benefits of tiles in bathrooms that you can’t get with other types of flooring. Tiles are a timeless and wise choice for bathrooms. They are excellent for flooring, countertops, and even walls in a hot, sudsy, bathroom environment.Bathroom Tile Cape Town
Here are reasons you should know about when you are trying to decide whether tiles are a good choice or not for your bathroom design.
1. Moisture Resistance Is Paramount
The bathrooms of today not only have to put up with moisture everywhere, but also we now have harsh cleansers, modern shampoos, and soaps that can damage flooring, countertops, and walls.
Ceramic tiles are non-porous and can withstand this type of harsh environment beautifully. Stone tiles can also be used in wet environments but should be sealed to keep harsh chemicals from pitting or damaging the surface. If properly maintained, you won’t feel like you’re tempting fate stepping out of this bathtub onto a tile floor!
2. Easier to Maintain in Wet Environments
The water itself isn’t the problem. It’s the mould and mildew that comes with it that can make other types of materials harder to maintain than tiles in a bathroom. Laminates, especially, can end up ruined when water soaks underneath them dislodging the glue and making them buckle and warp. This provides hidden areas where mould can grow, making for a very unhygienic space. You especially don’t want to see mould and mildew in a white-toned bathroom as it is very easy to spot! However, if you use tiles, as in this design, it’s far easier to keep tiles looking crisp and clean.
3. It’s a Perfect Match for Radiant Heating
Tiles will retain the heat more than other materials when you combine it with radiant heating. Stone, in particular, can end up being cool in the summer and warm in the winter when using radiant heating technology. Tiles, in general, conduct heat much better than laminate or wood flooring. In addition, other types of materials will crack and become damaged over time due to expanding and contracting with the heat cycle. You don’t have that problem with ceramic and stone tiles, making them ideally suited for radiant heating. Wouldn’t it be a nice surprise to step out of the tub onto this marble tile and feel the warmth of radiant heating on your feet?
4. Durable and Long-Lasting Choice
When you choose tiles for your bathroom, you are making a durable and long-lasting choice. Tiles are a very hard material, thus, very long-lasting. If maintained properly, you can expect ceramic tile to last 75 years or more and stone tile to last over 100 years. You would probably have to re-do the grout before you would have to do anything to the tiles. In comparison, laminates will only last from 5 to 10 years in optimal conditionals, and only 2 years if they are in high-traffic areas like bathrooms. Why keep buying throw rugs when you can have a practically forever rug made of tiles on your bathroom floor?
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