Ceramic tiles are used in various places around the home and for businesses as well since they leave an impression no other types of material can match. Glazed tiles especially are known for their ability to keep water away and easy to clean so their use around kitchens and bathrooms are the preferred choice. Higher quality designs make even the most boring of areas come alive so looking into using ceramic tiles by Ceramica Tamakloe is hopefully a choice you’ll make in the future.
While there are other obvious choices such as natural stone or marble, the beauty of ceramic tiles is the variety of choices available and the ability of a craftsman to make something unique from the clay mixtures. Fired at high temperatures, these tiles then become works of art in the right hands. Another unique property that makes them favorable is the ability to installed over many different materials such as cement board, plaster board and sheet rock. More than likely if you’re installing in areas that will be moist like in the bathroom or kitchen sink, cement board will normally be the base.
Now we probably don’t need to convince you anymore of the advantages of using ceramic tiles so we’ll talk a little bit about installation as that can be an issue for many. With all the sizes, just this decision alone can be quite daunting but the most popular size tile is about 12 inches, but this also varies much by the chosen area. Depending on the base will also dictate the size since a sturdier foundation can hold even larger tiles.
Galvanized screws will be necessary when securing the wall studs, as it’s most resistant to moisture. The biggest challenge for many is the marking and spacing of the tiles so always choose the center area and go out from there to get the most uniform of looks. Avoiding the need of special tools to cut holes in areas around shower controls for example is definitely in your best interest but also probably unavoidable so conferring with an expert is highly recommended, at least of this part of the process.
On first impression upon completion of the installation, a nice balance is what you want to achieve. Start at the center of your project as mentioned but insure that at each end, the symmetry is also maintained. We can’t help but keep pointing this part out as it has the most effect on the end product.
There are many steps not fully discussed here such as laying the adhesive properly and moving through the process quickly in order to avoid letting things dry up too quickly without proper planning. Our goal was to give you some pointers and throughout this website, you’ll see more details on steps if really desired. Hopefully, the beauty of our tiles will be enough to convince one of proceeding with a ceramic tile project so please let us know if you have any questions regarding ceramic tiles.