Whether you’re considering a major update or a simple refresh, hiring a tile contractor can make big impact on your space.
The options in the world of tile today are endless. Tile is typically available in marble, stone and ceramic. You can rind mosaic tiles as well as handmade, hand-molded and hand-painted tile. The most common are 4-inch basic ceramic tiles, often used in kitchens and bathrooms. Larger tiles are also available, and some have a wavy surface for added dimension. Ceramic tiles come in a variety of looks, and can often emulate natural materials. For example, if you like the look of slate but are working with a limited budget, you may want to consider ceramic tile made to look like slate. A benefit of ceramic tile is that it’s maintenance-free.
Natural tiles tend to require a little more maintenance. For instance, slate tile must be sealed periodically to prevent moisture damage. Limestone is another popular tile material. Like with slate, they must be sealed every two years or so to prevent stains.
Decorative tiles can look great, but add up quickly. A great option for this is to mix decorative tiles with less expensive plain tiles. This will not only save money, but also create a great look.