Ceramic tiling is one of the oldest and has been one of the most reliable, and trusted flooring types since the Ancient Egyptians. There are a number of advantages to this style of flooring but it is not without its faults as well. Naffco in Brandon, Florida has worked with ceramic tiles in a number of different fashions, be it in a kitchen, bathroom, or hallway. While they are typical for indoor use, because they are industrious and durable they can also last in an outdoor environment.
Ceramic tiles are made from clay that is hardened by being fired in a kiln. These tiles can then be installed or glazed and then be fired again. If they are not glazed, the colors available will be limited to the natural colors of clay, but can be aesthetically preferable for some. A glaze gives it a glossy look and also provides more options for colors and textures. Naffco has both styles available and can work to accommodate whatever your need may be for ceramic tiling.
The aesthetics of the tiles are durability are not the only advantages. Ceramic tiles are also extremely easy to clean. Just a simple damp mop will do the trick.
Another advantage is that these tiles will not start to deteriorate over time. There are still ruins that are thousands of years old with ceramic tiles that are still intact. Ceramic tiles have the longest life span of any other flooring currently available. They are also water resistant, so you will not see mold starting to grow underneath which makes them great for the outdoors as well.
Lastly, ceramic tiling comes at a low cost, especially when compared to hardwood floors which is comparable in terms of lifespan. The cost per square foot ranges from $4-$10 which creates a great opportunity for almost anyone looking to install flooring.
However, it is also important to be aware of the disadvantages associated with ceramic tiles. The first is that ceramic tiles are very hard, so it can be difficult to stand on for a long period of time. This is something to be aware of if you are installing it in your business where employees may spend a lot of time on their feet, or in your own home anywhere if you’ll be standing for a long period.
Another disadvantage to be aware of is that because ceramic tile is so water resistant it can be extremely slippery especially when exposed to water or spills. It is important to be diligent about keeping tiles dry, and is something to think about if you are considering installing ceramic tiles outside.
All in all, ceramic tiles is an elegant and durable option for those looking to install new floors in their home. Naffco is willing to answer any and all questions that you raise about ceramic tiles. If you have any more questions, or are looking to install ceramic tiles, more information can be found here
on our website.