Posted on: 28 August 2018
If you have decided to do some kitchen remodeling, you have to think about the floor. That is, pretty much any kitchen remodel is going to require that you do some amount of work on the floor. For example, if you install new cabinets, you might need to replace or repair parts of your floor. You might have similar problems if you're just going to invest in new appliances. Ultimately, it just makes sense to replace your kitchen floor while you are making other upgrades in the room. On top of this, the kitchen floor usually needs to be repaired and replaced more frequently then flooring in other rooms because of all of the foot traffic and the increased moisture.
This also means that you need to be more aware of the material that you choose for your kitchen floor. That is, you find something that is not just stylish but also water-resistant and super durable. Ceramic tiles are definitely one of the best kitchen flooring materials for a number of reasons.
First of all, ceramic tiles have a permanent waterproof finish that doesn't require any special restoration. The finish does not need to be reapplied or reinforced over the years. Every ceramic product is going to be a little bit different in one way or the other, but they all generally have the same texture and waterproof qualities. However, every ceramic product can be made to look like pretty much any other surface or construction material. For example, you can find tiles that look just like raw cement, stained wood, fiberboard, natural stone, and pretty much everything else under the sun.
Ceramic tiles are usually presented as an alternative to the materials that they are copying. So what is the reason to choose the ceramic rather than the real material? In almost every case it comes down to practicality, easy maintenance, and price. The ceramic products are almost always going to be cheaper to buy and cheaper to care for in the long term.
Caring for Grout Lines
It is worth noting that, even though ceramic is a completely waterproof material and doesn't require any maintenance, your floor will still need to be cared for. This is particularly true if your floor has grout lines. Most tile floors will have grout lines that are susceptible to moisture absorption, which can lead to mold and mildew. Basically, any floor with grout lines, even if it is a waterproof ceramic product, needs to be sealed.
There are obviously a ton of ceramic products on the market, and most homeowners don't have any problem finding a style that looks great in their kitchen. If you are going to update your kitchen floor, you can't go wrong with ceramic tiles.Share