Have you hired a Home Improvement Contractor that is about to tile your bathroom, laundry or kitchen?. What about your foyer?. If you have recently built a raised level, addition or are just remodeling, you will need to figure out what type of tile products you are going to install throughout your home renovation. We are going to briefly discuss Ceramic, marble and porcelain tile products for your home renovation project.
Tiling with Ceramic
Your Home Improvement project has been running smooth. At this time, you will now need to pick out your tile products for each bathroom renovation, kitchen renovation or any other room that will need tiling. Using ceramic tile can be a cheaper more inexpensive way to go when tiling your home.
Ceramic tile is a very durable material and tends to be less expensive than porcelain, marble or slate and easier for the tiling crews to work with as well. It is also highly resistant to staining which makes it very attractive for your installations. Tile installers are able to cut and bore ceramic more easily than other exotic material such as marble, slate or porcelain. Ceramic tile comes in many different colors as well as textures. Different types of edging such as bull nosing can be purchased with your ceramic tile. As an example, when your tile installation gets close to a corner, your home improvement contractor will install the bull nosing which has a slightly tapered end. This will create a nice finish. Since the ceramic tile is easy to work with, its labor costs tend to be cheaper than when using Porcelain or Marble.
Tiling with Marble and Porcelain
Contrary to common thought, porcelain tiles are extremely durable. They also have an absorption rate at 100 times less than most ceramic tiles. As far as pricing, they can be quite costly as compared to ceramic. Porcelain tiles are formed very similar to ceramic tiles but fired at much higher temperatures. With the addition of extra ingredients as well as higher firing temperatures, porcelain tiles are extremely durable and highly stain resistant. Porcelain can also be polished to a high gloss finish.
Marble tile is a very hard durable stone. Like porcelain, marble can be highly polished to a high gloss finish. Also, it can be tumbled for a natural, more worn look. Marble is very porous which makes it easy to be stained. Sealing your marble is highly recommended to prevent staining. When installing marble tiling, you can purchase custom manufactured saddles, bath shelving, decorative nosing or any other fabricated pieces you can think of. It can match your marble tile installations. Many contractors advise their customers into purchasing marble type tiling and fabricated items When calling tile suppliers, ask them if they also can fabricate marble in house. If they have an in house fabrication center, then it is much quicker to have your marble items made and delivered.. Also, your marble fabrication center can fabricate vanity tops or even countertops.
If you have any questions, contact your Home Improvement Contractor for answers.