There are a wide range of options out there in the world of home bathroom remodeling and renovation. As the homeowner and project financer, your contractor will ask you to choose a number of things, from light fixtures, to plumbing and toilets, to flooring and countertops. Depending on the scope of your remodeling project, and your budget, your options will be narrowed a little bit, but not by much.
Welcome to the World of Bathroom Tiles
When it comes to choosing the flooring for your new bathroom, there are a variety of durable, and visually appealing choices available for your project. You can choose flooring based on tile size, shape, color, and texture. Tile flooring is widely viewed as the best option for bathrooms because of its water resistance, durability, and ease of cleaning. However, within the realm of bathroom tile, there are many small distinctions and types that can be a hassle to distinguish between. Below we’ve written up some brief information on the tile flooring options you will have as a homeowner.
Since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans the human eye has been attracted to the simple appeal of beautifully arranged small mosaic tiles. Using small mosaic tiles offers you a chance at increased color and design customization. You can instruct your team of contractors to create most any design you please, and can incorporate the entire rainbow of color combinations and tile size and shape.
Luxury Stone Options
If you are considering high-end, elegant options, the classic stone tile option may be the most attractive. Stones such as marble and granite provide a style and aesthetic similar to a greek bath or a five star hotel. Marble, although beautifully complex and patterned, is expensive and hard to maintain, which may be a deterrent. Granite, conversely, is fairly easy to maintain, and is incredibly durable, but is also more expensive than some other options.
Porcelain and Ceramics
The most widely used materials for tile flooring are porcelain and ceramic tiles. Though similar, porcelain and ceramic are different construction materials and have different characteristics. Ceramic tiles are molded from clay that is then baked and dried to remove all moisture. Ceramic tiling is not as strong as porcelain, however it is more customizable, easy to take care of, and offers a variety of colors and textures to choose from. Ceramic is also relatively cheap when compared to other building options. Conversely, porcelain is expensive, however it is more durable and longer lasting than ceramic. Most porcelain tile comes in neutral colors, such as grey or white, and is hard for homeowners to install on their own because it is difficult to break.
Let’s Get Started!
When taking the time to consider tile flooring and wall options for your bathroom remodel and renovation, it may be best to sit down and discuss your options with a professional. Dirt Connections has access to the area’s best contractors and would be thrilled to work with you to determine how best to remodel your home’s bathroom. If you have more than one project to tackle, we also offer comprehensive home addition and remodeling services. Send us a message online, or give us a phone call today to schedule a free estimate with the Fairfax bathroom remodeling professionals.