There are many types of bathroom tile—but not all tiles are best used in wet spots. One important factor? Vitreosity, which is the tile’s ability to absorb water. Bathroom Tile Cape Town
Here’s an overview of the types of bathroom tile choices, maintenance, and design ideas.
- Ceramic or Porcelain – Ceramic and porcelain tile is made from a blend of clays pressed into form and fired at elevated temperatures in a kiln. These tiles are perfect for baths when glazed; they come in a variety of colours, patterns, forms, and sizes. They can also be fused onto the surface with high-resolution digital images.
- Natural Stone – Typically rough and imperfect, in rustic or modern bathrooms, stone tile can be likewise at home. Water is not typically impervious, which means that a waterproof membrane is needed in a bathroom to withstand moisture.
- Glass – Typically, glass tiles are bright and quite elegant ; they come in a range of stock colours as well as custom hues. Glass tile is often used in mosaics or as a focal point on walls in a bathroom; it is impervious to liquids and resists staining, but is best used on walls or low-traffic floor areas.
- Granite – Granite, available in a range of colors and textures, is harder than other natural stones. It works well as countertops or floors in high-traffic areas.
- Limestone – Limestone, a natural stone, typically has a honed surface and is most often found in brown, beige, and yellow hues. It is appropriate for countertops and flooring.
- Decorative – Decorative tiles may be made of a range of materials and embossed or decorated with a variety of images or patterns—leaves, birds, or stripes, for example. These are perfectly collected in a mural or mosaic, in a border, or as an accent.