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Tile Is Not Care Free But It Does Wear Good

Mar 15, 2008
People using public baths can be dated back as long ago as 3000 B.C. The oldest bath tub that still survives that resembles the ones we have now has been traced back to 1700 B.C. and was gotten in Crete at the Palace of Knosses. The first modern bathroom that became a permanent staple in the residence started in the late 1900's. That is when ceramic tiles were installed as a practical material as well as an attractive aspect. It is still used as one of the most popular products to install in our bathroom today. It has incredible durability and if desired can be done in complicated ways that lends elegance to any bathroom.

Even if tile is one of the most long wearing substances to install in a bathroom, it might get issues with time. You might have noticed evidence of this if you have ever leased or invested in an older dwelling. Tiles could get split or grout might deteriorate making the tiles get loose or come out of place all together. The most of the time when damaged tile such as this happens in bathroom, you may only see them as an unattractive eyesore, and not necessarily consider them as having potential for water problems in a bathroom. This is something some home owners do not give notice to until it becomes an essential repair project.

Cracks in a tile bathroom floor usually are created because of articles that are dropped on them or when the tiles adhesion to the surface below lets them become loose and more likely to crack. The most likely place for tiles to come loose, but not necessarily crack, is around the tub itself, especially the spigot, handles, and where the tile meets the tub or shower. This takes place in these spots more often as a result of the continuous subjection to water and regular cleaning with strong solutions such as bleach.

The harsh substances in many cleaning products and the abrasive scrubbing used with them can cause the grout to dissolve with time and allow water to get in behind the tiles, which leads to more serious issues other than loose tiles. Water and mold will damage the places that the tiles are stuck to and will occur very fast when the water has gotten to a place that was meant to stay dry.

To avoid expensive repair projects due to this sort of bathroom water damage, it is best to keep your bathroom tile well grouted and in good shape. A little maintenance now could save you some time and money in the future.
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Dror Klar is a writer and promoter of quality
Atlanta Water Damage Restoration and
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