There are many advantages to ceramic floor tile. Ceramic flooring is attractive, waterproof, easy to maintain and long lasting. It's also considered cost effective for the value it provides. Ceramic floor tile is extremely versatile, as it can be used indoors or outdoors and is available in many colors, sizes and looks.
Ceramic tile can be found in bright colors, neutrals and even wood grain finishes. Although ceramic floor tiles are especially popular in kitchens and bathrooms, they are multipurpose and can work in any room. In warmer climates, ceramic floor tile used throughout the house instead of carpeting makes a cooler option. Since ceramic tiles are sold in both smaller and larger rectangular shapes, interesting patterns can be created using different tile sizes. Another advantage of ceramic floor tile is that it can even be placed on walls to make a backsplash or other interesting feature.
Properly grouted ceramic flooring tile is waterproof and may be ideal for an outdoor patio since it can usually be washed using a garden hose. Ceramic flooring types also resist frost. Ceramic tile is easy to maintain and only needs sealing about every three or four years. When installing a new ceramic floor, it's always a good idea to buy and save a few extra tiles. This way, if one breaks it's simple to repair because the extra tile can be easily added to the floor to replace the broken tile.
Since ceramic floor tile is durable, it's considered good value for flooring. It's also less expensive than porcelain, and a beautiful ceramic floor can be a good selling feature in a home. Ceramic tile floors can also fit in well with many decor styles from modern to traditional.
Installing ceramic floor tile isn't considered difficult as long as care is taken to do a neat job. The surface should be clean and dry before the tile is placed on the floor and grouted. Homeowners may install a ceramic floor or a flooring company could be hired. Ceramic tile is usually glazed and the smooth surface makes it easy to wipe clean. A great advantage of ceramic tile, that also helps explain its popularity for use in bathrooms and kitchens, is that it's considered to be a very hygienic material.