In a bathroom remodeling project for your Atlanta home, one of the things to look closely into is your floor tiles. Old and worn tiles are not only an eyesore, but they’re also a sure way to make your bathroom look dated. With the wide range of bathroom tile choices available today, changing your floor tiles also allows you to give your bathroom a dramatic makeover.
These are some of the best options to consider.
1. Vinyl tiles
Vinyl tiles are highly popular for a reason. They’re inexpensive, very durable, and are easy to install. Not only that, vinyl also has waterproof properties that make them suitable as bathroom floors. It’s easy to clean and feels comfortable to the feet. Advances in vinyl manufacturing have made this material highly versatile. They now come in a wide range of designs, shapes, and finishes to match the aesthetics of any bathroom. They can mimic the look of natural materials like wood and stone, and they can also be designed with a special pattern to add style to your bathroom.
2. Ceramic tiles
Ceramic tiles are classic bathroom choices for many of the same reasons as vinyl. They’re inexpensive, durable (particularly with a high glaze finish), and dirt and water resistant. They also come in a wide variety of shapes, designs, and patterns. Unlike vinyl, however, they’re prone to chipping and are more difficult to install. Furthermore, the grouting that holds them together easily collects dirt and grime, making cleaning a bit more work intensive. Ceramic tiles can also be cold to the feet — a clear disadvantage especially during the winter. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are also slippery when wet, so choose tiles with a high coefficient of friction and add an anti-slip mat to avoid bathroom accidents.
3. Natural stones
Natural stone tiles have gained tremendous popularity in recent years due to their beauty and durability. If you want to give your bathroom an upscale feel, this type of tile is guaranteed to deliver that. They also have a textured surface which can help prevent slipping. Furthermore, they are strong and durable, and come in many finishes and natural colors. The main drawback of this material is the price. Stone tiles cost more than ceramic, porcelain, or vinyl tiles. Moreover, their porous surface makes them more prone to staining, as well as dirt and germ accumulation, so you need regular sealing and cleaning to maintain their appearance and to avoid germ buildup.
4. Linoleum tiles
If you’re concerned about the environment and want to reduce your carbon footprint, choose linoleum tiles. They’re made from recycled materials, such as wood flour, linseed oil, ground limestone, and others. They have other benefits, most notably their ability to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and their resistance to grime and dirt. While they’re more expensive than many other bathroom tiles, they’re also very stylish, are easy to install, and easy to clean.
If you need more advice on which floor tiles to use in your bathroom, give your bathroom remodeling experts a call today.
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