What Should I Consider When Choosing Ceramic Tile Flooring?

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  • Written By: Diane Goettel
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  • Last Modified Date: 13 November 2018
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There are two important things to consider when choosing ceramic tile flooring. The first thing to consider is the function of the tiles. The second thing to consider is the aesthetic of the tiles.

In terms of the function, make sure that ceramic tile is really the best choice. Ceramic tile can be slippery when it is wet, and it is important to consider this if you are choosing it for a bathroom or an outdoor area near a pool or fountain. Despite the fact that ceramic tiles can become quite slippery even if damp, they are popular in bathrooms because they are one of the easiest types of flooring to clean. If you choose ceramic tile flooring for your bathroom, just be sure to make sure that people using the bathroom have something safe to step onto after using the bathtub or shower, such as a bath mat.

Also, it is important to make sure that ceramic tile flooring will hold up well in the area that you are considering. Ceramic tiles can crack if they are under the pressure of very heavy furniture or are in a high-traffic area. While a cracked tile can be replaced, it is not always possible to find identical tiles and the replacement tile may stand out.


One of the most exciting things about choosing ceramic tile flooring is that this type of flooring can help to create a beautiful aesthetic in a room or outdoor area. It is important to choose a tile that fits well with the color scheme and mood of the space where it will be installed. While ceramic tile flooring made of solid colors is lovely, you may want to consider using a patterned tile. Incorporating a few patterned tiles into an installation of solid colored tiles can also create quite a nice effect.

In order to choose the best ceramic tile flooring for your project, you may want to take a sample into the space where it will be installed. Tiles will look different at different times of the day and in different lights. If you are working with an architect or contractor, they should be able to supply you with samples to consider in this manner. If you are installing the tiles on your own, you may want to consider purchasing a few possible tiles just to make sure that they are exactly what you want.



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