There are so many great flooring materials these days that it can be tough to pick just the right one. Many people choose ceramic tile flooring for their floors for its many advantages. We already know that ceramic tile looks great on most floors, but there are many other overlooked benefits of this type of flooring.
Here’s what you need to know choosing and caring for ceramic tile floors:
Durable and Conductive
Ceramic tile flooring is made to be incredibly durable so that it will stand up to constant foot traffic. These ceramics wear well, so your floor can keep looking great long-term. It’s a good investment, as it wears so little that it will last a long time. And, this flooring material will feel cool in the hottest months and warm in the coldest months. Ceramic tile flooring is incredibly easy to take care of, and it will keep moisture away from the subfloor.
Colors and Styles
One of the best things about these tiles is that they come in so many colors and styles that you can get just the look you want for your room. They come in so many shades that you can coordinate the colors of the flooring with the colors of the walls and the decor. The styles and hues of the tile will have a huge impact on the way the room looks overall, so choose carefully. It can be helpful to take home a few sample tiles to see what they would look like in your home. It may be very different from what you imagined they would look like.
One style that is available is textured tiles. These are great to have in wet rooms like the kitchen and bathrooms. In those rooms, having slippery tile isn’t a good idea for safety reasons. But with texture, the tiles won’t get so slippery.
Taking Care of Your Ceramic Tile Flooring
When you get your tile flooring installation, be sure to ask about the care of your new tile. Often, there are manufacturers’ instructions that go with specific brands of tile. In general, all you really need to do is to sweep the tile regularly to get any debris free from them. Leaving dust and dirt on them can lead to them getting stained or scratched. Sweeping the floors regularly keeps them looking great, and they can last longer. It’s best to sweep the floor once a day and to mop it a few times a month.
If the grout gets stained, you can use a number of commercial cleaning pastes to clean it, or you can make your own from baking soda and white vinegar. Whatever you use, put it on the grout and leave it there for at least an hour before you scrub it away. This will help it to lift the stains from the grout. When you scrub it, using a small brush like a toothbrush will help you to get every spot on the grout.
With just a little care, you can keep these floors looking great and contributing to the look of your home. To find the best flooring contractors in your area, check out Angi (formerly Angie’s List).