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Different Types Of Ceramic Tiles For Bathroom, Kitchen.

Aug 21, 2008
Everyone has gotten into the craze of ceramic tiles lately. This is what they want on their floors, walls, and especially the bathroom area. When it comes to shopping for the type that you want installed, prepare yourself to be overwhelmed. The different types and manufacturers will astound you.

These tiles are available in a wide variety of sizes. From one inch to twenty-four square, the one you decide to use remains a personal preference. The one that is what most people choose is the twelve inch by eighteen. You may as well be prepared to spend a generous amount of time when it comes to choosing the style that you will finally end up with on your floors.

If you are thinking of re-doing a kitchen or living room the look that you will want to achieve will dictate what your choice of ceramic tiles will be. Do you want the room to have a warm and inviting look or are you going for the cool and sophisticated look? If the warm look is what you want, try choosing a stone tile that looks natural.

There are several types available that range from a natural stone look that includes colors that you would find on natural stone. Some of these tiles may mimic the look of marble. Keep in mind what the other accents in the room are going to be so that you can match your floor with the rest of the room.

If cool is what you want, to give your home a more formal look, a marbleized tile will work. Keep in mind that if you have ceramic tile in your home that is a high gloss type, when it is wet, it is very slippery. Small children and older adults may have a hard time with this type of tile.

One great benefit to ceramic tiles, if you have a small area that you are trying to make appear larger, using larger tiles will create this look. This can work in any area of the home that you want to make look larger than it actually is.

Not only are the types of ceramic tiles available in such a wide variety of styles but the colors are just as varied. The natural stone type may have a mixture of colors, which makes them look more realistic. The other ceramic tiles will range from light to dark with so many colors in between, you will decide on several before you make your final choice.

Many people opt for the smaller ceramic tiles for countertops and back splashes. There are many types of this ceramic tile with or without embellishment. The great thing about using this tile as a back splash is the easy clean up. You do not have to worry about splashing water on it either, as long as you have the grout in and sealed.

It does not matter what you decide to use the ceramic tile on or in, there is a size and color made just for your needs.
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