Five Reasons to Consider Tile Flooring for Your Kitchen Remodel

Though there are many reasons for a homeowner in Royal Oak MI to choose tile for their kitchen remodel, there’s only room for five of them here! They are:

Backsplash Tiles And Quartz Countertop Samples1. Durability
Glazed ceramic and porcelain tile are made from clay that is fired at very high temperatures. The temperatures are especially high for porcelain. This makes for a very tough surface that is absolutely waterproof. Unlike stone tiles, glazed ceramic tiles do not need sealing. Any grout between the tiles needs sealing with a grout sealer, however. Unglazed tile also needs sealing, and a coat of wax gives it extra protection. To find out if a tile floor needs sealing, sprinkle some water on it. If the water sinks in and doesn’t bead, apply sealing to the floor.

2. Patterns
Tiles come in a nearly uncountable variety of patterns. They can be:

• geometric
• floral
• abstract

It probably would surprise no one if a line of ceramic tiles featured emojis. Because of this, the way tiles can be arranged on the floor during a kitchen remodel are endless. It is also a cinch to match the floor tiles to any type of kitchen decor.

3. Texture
Tile can be textured to be as slick as glass or rough as natural stone. Though a glassy texture is attractive,, it may not be the best thing for a floor unless part of the floor is covered with mats or area rugs. Textured tile allows the feet to have a better grip on the floor, and different textures add interest to the room.

4. Color
This is where tile really comes into its own, for it comes in thousands of colors. The only drawback here is a homeowner can become paralyzed with indecision. The trick is to choose a color scheme and stick to it.

5. Easy to Maintain
Porcelain tile is especially stain resistant. All a ceramic tile floor needs is to be broom swept at the end of the day or vacuumed with the machine on floor setting. When it comes to mopping, some warm water and a mild, pH neutral cleanser will do. Be wary of acidic or alkaline cleaners, for the former can etch the tile and eat into the grout, and the latter can cause the grout to discolor.

While tile is usually a bit pricier than resilient flooring or linoleum, it comes in a wide range of prices from utterly affordable to eye-poppingly expensive. Another benefit of tile is that it is simple to install, which is not quite the same as easy. The easiest tile for a layman to install is pre-grouted tile, which are small units attached to large sheets. The joints already have grout.

The size of ceramic tile ranges from about 1 to 12 inches square, though most tile is around 4 1/2 inches square or a bit larger. Mosaic tile are small squares or rectangles about 1/4 inch thick and mounted on sheets of mesh or paper.

These are but a few reasons for homeowners in Royal Oak MI to consider tile flooring.

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