Three Advantages Of Choosing Ceramic Tiles For Your Home

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When it comes to renovating or redecorating your home, knowing what materials to use can be a veritable minefield – carpets or hardwood; blinds or curtains; leather or material sofa? Knowing what to use in your kitchen or bathroom can be similarly difficult and, with so much attention focussing on colour schemes and fittings, it can be easy to dismiss it as an arbitrary decision.

But that couldn’t be further from the truth! Our latest article looks at three key reasons why wall tiles and floor tiles are much better choices than the alternatives – if you’re convinced, give us a call!

1. Ease Of Maintenance

Painted walls or laminate flooring might look great initially and usually for less initial outlay than ceramic tiles, but what happens if they get wet, stained or damaged? You’re well and truly stuck, and fixing the issue can often mean repairing or repainting large portions of flooring or walls – but thankfully this isn’t the case with ceramic tiles.

Whether your kitchen wall has ended up with a dramatic food stain, or your bathroom floor is suffering from a spill, ceramic tiles can almost always be wiped clean. Regular cleaning will ensure mould and grime doesn’t build up, but simple warm soapy water is usually all it takes to take care of what would normally be a disaster for other types of flooring or wall covering.

2. Durability & Lifespan

Let’s take laminate bathroom flooring as a comparison – seems to look great initially, but what happens if you accidentally drop something heavy or sharp on it and it tears or scratches? You’re looking at having to replace the lots if you want it to continue looking great, but if the same were to happen to your tiles you will (in a worst case scenario) only have to replace the tiles which are damaged.

Ceramic tiles are pretty tough in general, so will be able to deal with those knocks and drops far better than the alternatives – regardless of whether you using them on walls or floors. A properly installed set of quality tiles will last for years and years without needing replacement, and they won’t fade like paint or peel like wallpaper – with proper maintenance, they’ll look great for as long as you have them!

3. Perfect For Wet Areas

If you’ve ever had to suffer with peeling kitchen wallpaper thanks to constant steam abuse or splashes from a sink, or have struggled with damp or mould in a carpeted bathroom, then you’ll know how difficult dealing with water can be. The great thing about ceramic tiles is that, providing they’ve been glazed and/or sealed, they’re the best choice for those wet areas – whether it’s as a splashback around a hob or kitchen sink, or across the walls and floors of your bathroom.

Regardless of where in your home you’re looking to redecorate or renovate, whether it’s your entire bathroom or just a portion of your kitchen, then our ceramic tiles here at Youens Tile Centre are perfect – and there are so many more advantages than the ones we’ve listed above!

For any professional advice, or just more information about the tiles we stock and supply, call us today on 0208 866 5873 or get in touch using our online contact form.

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