The Best Tiles for Each Room of Your Home

2021 07 14

For the most part, each area of your home is used differently. Some get more traffic than others and require more frequent cleaning, and some are exposed to different temperatures and levels of humidity. It is important to know which type of tiles are best for each since they differ in their durability, porosity, and slip-resistance.

Ceramic tiles are composed of clay, withstand humidity, and don’t stain easily. They are easy to clean and maintain and are often available in a wide range of colours, shapes, designs, and patterns. They are softer than porcelain tiles and easier to cut and install. Porcelain tiles are composed of both clay and sand, making them harder, denser, and less porous than regular ceramic tile. They can even be used outdoors, due to their durability. However, porcelain is more difficult to install and often requires special tools. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are a great choice for humid or high-traffic areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.

Glass tiles provide a glossy, modern look and even create the illusion of more space by adding depth to a room. They are less porous than ceramic tiles, making them even easier to clean and capable of withstanding heat, water, and grease. However, spots and splatters appear more prominently, so they must be cleaned often. Glass tiles are an excellent choice for bathroom or shower walls and kitchen backsplashes.

Marble tiles instantly add a touch of elegance to any room. The unique veining can be delicate, pronounced, or barely noticeable. Marble is a softer stone but it’s also water and bacteria resistant. Best for low-traffic areas, marble tiles are a great option for foyer, bathroom, or hallway floors.

Find the perfect tiles for any area of your home at Trini Tile. Visit our showroom or browse online to view our wide variety of premium imported tiles.

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