Tile is one of the most versatile and best-suited materials for your bathroom. Not only does it provide a water-repelling surface that’s easy to maintain, it comes in a range of materials and designs for any project size and budget.
At Floor Coverings International Orange County NY, we’re known for our great selection, expert advice, and professional installation for all things tile. Read on as we share the advantages tile provides your bathroom in the greater Orange County, NY region.
Bathroom tile comes in a wide array of materials, including both man-made and natural options:
Ceramic and Porcelain – One of the most common and cost-effective covering for any bathroom is ceramic tile. It’s available many shapes, sizes, and price points and can be used as flooring, countertops, shower walls, and backsplashes. Porcelain, a subtype of ceramic, gives you superior water resistance and strength, and also functions well in commercial applications.
Glass – In bathrooms, use glass tile to create a beautiful backsplash or shower wall. While it’s not the best option for flooring, due to its slick surface and difficult installation, it’s a great way to add a touch of flair to your bathroom’s design.
Slate – Slate is a natural stone that ranges from dark blacks to greys and greens in color. It creates a sense of sophistication in your bathroom and creates a pleasant contrast to lighter-colored paints and fixtures. Keep in mind: because it’s a natural material, it also tends to be more expensive.
Granite and Marble – For a more luxurious space, choose granite or marble tile. These two types of natural stone have been used for centuries as tile and provide a timeless elegance that’s hard to match with other materials. They are however on the expensive end of the spectrum and might not be suitable options for every budget.
No matter what your space is like, tile gives you many design options to choose from. If your bathroom is large and spacious, choose a large format tile to help reduce grout lines for a clean look and ease of maintenance. For smaller bathrooms or those with less natural light, avoid dark colors and choose a light tile color and simple lay pattern to help increase the sense of space.
Overall, tile is easy to maintain and requires regular cleaning with a mop or sponge to keep it looking its best. For natural stone varieties, be sure to avoid cleaners or chemicals that could damage or stain the tile’s surface. Natural stone often requires special finishes to prevent damage and discoloration, so be sure to check with your manufacturer for best cleaning practices.
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When you’re ready to start your next bathroom renovation, give us a call at (845) 342-1646 to or book online to schedule your free design consultation. Our Design Associate will bring our great selection of tile and more right to your door to help you find your perfect flooring.
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