by Chandler Warnick
When it comes time to upgrade a home, many people consider installing ceramic tile. Ceramic tiling can be a great addition to your home, from the kitchen and bathroom floors to entryways, patios and kitchen backsplashes. If you're considering installing some ceramic tiling in your home, but you're not sure if it's worth the cost and trouble, then keep reading to find out about some of the great advantages of installing ceramic tile.
Ceramic tile is waterproof. Ceramic tile is a good choice when there's the chance that the floor or walls will get wet. Ceramic floor tile doesn't corrode or rot, and if it's installed correctly, it will last for years and years. Even bathroom ceramic tiles or kitchen ceramic tiles, which will probably get wet on a regular basis, will last for a long time due to the durability of the material. Ceramic floor tile can also look great in an entryway, where water is tracked in from outside, or on your pool deck.
Ceramic tile is easy to clean. Your bathroom and kitchen are both high-traffic areas that collect dirt and dust quickly. If you have ceramic tile flooring installed in either of these places, you can quickly sweep up crumbs, and scrubbing the floor tiling to clean up spills or dirt from muddy shoes is just as easy. Ceramic tile flooring is also stain resistant and very hard, so your kitchen tiling or bathroom tiling will look bright and shiny for years to come.
Ceramic tile looks great. Possibly the number one reason that people install ceramic tiling in their homes is because it looks so good. Ceramic floor tiling can give any home a high-quality, custom look. Whether your want travertine tile to give your home an earthy look or black-and-white tile for a retro diner look, you can't find many flooring options that look quite like ceramic tile floor.
Ceramic tile works well as a wall covering. While ceramic tile is most often used for floor tiling, it can also make a great wall covering for different parts of your kitchen or bathroom. A ceramic tile backsplash is a great way to enhance the look and functionality of your kitchen. If you want to customize your bathroom, consider lining the shower walls or all the walls of the bathroom with bathroom ceramic tiles.
Ceramic tile can raise the value of your home. It's true that installing ceramic tile can be expensive, but ceramic tile floors and backsplashes are durable, attractive and practical, which means that they can add to the value of your home. Even though ceramic tiling may be pricey up front, you can think of it as an investment that can come back to you if you ever decide to sell your home.