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Everything You Need to Know About Bathroom Tile

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There are so many options when it comes to choosing the right material for your bathroom including the following:

 

Ceramic Tile: made of clay

Glass Tile: made of glass and often made in a mosaic (small tiles) which are usually sold on a sheet

Stone Tile: Natural material quarried from the earth

Porcelain Tile: Porcelain is a manufactured material made of a composite of natural stones

 

Average Pricing:

Flooring: $9.25/sf

Wall Tile: $5.90/sf

 

There are so many options when it comes to tile layouts, here are just a few common ones:

  • Offset (½ or in ⅓’s)

  • Straight set (aka: stacked or grid pattern)

  • Herringbone

  • Chevron

  • Basket Weave

  • Soldier Course

Designer Tip: I highly suggest hiring a professional tile installer! You would not believe how many times I have seen homeowners in tears because they spent a fortune on their tile, only to have to rip it all out and start over because they tried to install the tile themselves without knowing what was best for their home. If you plan on installing the tile yourself make sure you use the correct thinset or mastic so that the tile doesn’t “slip” down the wall, and talk to a professional about your installation options.  

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How to Choose the Best Tile Flooring for Your Home

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Tile comes in many different sizes, shapes, variation, grout, and accents and it it durable, scratch resistant, and water resistant- perfect for wet areas.

Ceramic Tile. Crafted from a mix of clays. Because the material is porous, it is finished with a protective glaze. Ceramic tile is slightly more prone to wear, cracking, and chipping than porcelain tile.

Porcelain Tile. Made by firing finely ground clays and minerals at extremely high temperatures, is harder and denser than ceramic. Porcelain is better at resisting water and stains and is often used outdoors as it won't crack in cold temperatures. However, it is harder to install than ceramic tile.

Natural Stone Tile. Usually made from travertine, limestone, marble, granite, or slate. Stone is the most durable, improves with ages and lasts a lifetime. However, it is the most expensive option.

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My Favorite Cement Tiles Under $20

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