Ceramic Tile Flooring and Why You Should Choose It

Ceramic tile flooring is one of the most popular types of tile available for use today.  Ceramic tiles come in a variety of designs and colors which make them perfect for making your designs a reality.  Ceramic tiles are among the least expensive tiles available for homeowners to choose from.  Depending on which room you are putting the tile in, there are many options to choose from.
Ceramic tiles are most often used in kitchens and bathrooms because they are easy to maintain and keep clean.  If you are using ceramic tiles on your bathroom floor, keep in mind that they may become very slippery when they get wet. 

Because of all the sizes and shapes of ceramic tiles they are perfect to use when creating a design.  They are also easy to cut into almost any shape needed to complete your desired look.  With all of the different styles of ceramic tile available today, you are bound to find one that is perfect for your needs, or maybe even a few that you can mix to achieve the look you are going for.

There are many ways in which you can use ceramic tiles to achieve the look you trying to create.  By choosing to use a solid color tile you may want to add another color into the design, this is an easy process that can done by placing a designed or different colored tile in your layout.  When you are creating a design with ceramic tiles, it is also important to measure and maybe lay out the design before you apply the adhesive to the floor.  This will help you see what the finished result will look like and if it will work for the size of space that you are working in.

It is also important to remember what furniture or appliances you will be placing on the finished ceramic tile floor.  While ceramic tile is durable, if you choose the wrong thickness of ceramic tile placing heavy furniture or an appliance may cause the ceramic tile to crack under the weight.  If you experience a crack in your ceramic tile floor, it is easy to repair.  The most common way to remove a cracked tile is by removing the grout surrounding the tile and carefully removing the damaged tile. 

It is suggested that you keep a few extra tiles on hand in case such a repair is needed, that way your replacement will be from the same lot and match your existing floor.

Ceramic tile flooring will not only enhance the aesthetics of any room it is installed in but will also add value to your home.  Although installing ceramic tile flooring is a relatively easy process, it is recommended that you choose a design that you can live with for a few years and choosing a neutral color will allow you to change the room using paint or other accessories.  Ceramic tile is very versatile and will make a great addition to your home.

Shawn Hickman is the Online Marketing Manager for Sears Home Improvements. If you need more information on Ceramic Tile Flooring, visit the flooring section of our website.