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Careing for Your Bathroom Tile

Mar 16, 2008
The use of public baths has been traced back all the way to 3000 B.C. The oldest bath tub that has survived that is nearest to the tubs we have in modern times dates back to 1700 B.C. and was found in the Palace of Knosses in Crete. The first modern bathroom that came to be a constant staple in a residence came about in the late 1900's. That was when ceramic tiles were used as a needed feature as well as a decorative aspect. It is still used as one of the most sensible products to put in a bathroom today. It has outstanding durability and when wanted, can be applied in complicated pattern that adds beauty to any bathroom.

Even if tile is one of the most durable materials to put in a bathroom, it will develop damage with time. You may have discovered the proof of this if you have ever rented or invested in an older house. Tiles may get split or grout could deteriorate letting the tiles become loose or come out of their place all the way. Many times when trouble spots such as these show up in bathroom tile, you may just see them as a small eyesore, and not particularly looking at them as a potential for water damage in their bathroom. This is something numerous home owners will not give notice to until it becomes an unavoidable repair project.

Damage in a tile bathroom floor is normally created because of articles being dropped on them or if a tiles adhesion to the surface underneath makes them loose and more prone to cracking. The most common place for tiles to become loose, but not necessarily crack, is around the tub itself, especially the faucet, handles, and where the tile meets the shower or tub. This occurs in these places more often due to the constant exposure to water and often cleaning with strong solutions such as bleach.

The erosive chemicals in many cleaning solutions and the hard scrubbing used with them can cause the grout to wear down over time and let water go in behind the tiles, which will lead to more problematic situations besides just loose tiles. Water and mold will destroy the surfaces that the tiles are adhered to and can take place very fast when the water has gotten on a place that was supposed to keep dry.

To prevent costly repair chores because of this kind of bathroom water damage, it is always best to keep your bathroom tile grouted well and in good shape. A little prevention now might save you a lot of time and money later.
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of quality
Miami Water Damage Restoration and
Chicago water damage restoration companies.
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