There are a wide range of options out there in the world of home bathroom remodeling and renovation. As the homeowner and project overseer, your contractor will ask you to choose a number of things, light and plumbing fixtures, sinks, toilets type of counter top. When planning a bathroom remodel, you need to know how to choose bathroom tile. A description of tiles below, can assist you with your bathroom tile decision.
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. This is because of tile is water resistance, durable, and easy to clean. In the realm of bathroom tile, there are many styles, types and colors to choose from. The many bathroom tile options can be overwhelming. The Dirt Connections Team can make your selection easier. With years of experience and skill, why not contact The Dirt Connections Team. We can provide all of the necessary expertise for a successful bathroom remodeling project. For now, let us provide you with some floor tile options. Our intent is to provide you with information to make your bathroom remodel a success.
Types of Bathroom Tile
Glass tile are made from thin pieces of glass and translucent glaze. These materials are mixed to certain specifications to achieve desired results. The mixed material is now heat treated, which fuses all of the material into a beautiful tile product.
Cement tiles are made of Portland cement, marble powder, fine sand and color pigments. Once these materials are combined, they are exposed to intense pressure with a hydraulic press.
Marble is a popular tile option. This natural stone is quarried and cut into slabs. These slabs can then be reduced in size for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Marble tiles have been used in counter tops, floors and wall tiles and add a touch of elegance and refinement.
Granite is a natural stone, mined from quarries. Once this material is cut to manageable sizes it will continue to be refined. Granite will be cut to size and polished for desired effect.
Limestone is another type of natural stone tile. This tile is mined from a quarry. The Limestone is calibrated and honed to achieve the approximate size and shape. With this complete, the Limestone can be brushed and polished for final material specifications.
Travertine is a sedimentary rock. This rock is formed, when exposed to carbonate minerals in ground and surface water. Travertine can provide beautiful neutral tones for a natural and subdued mood.
This type of tile is often made of shales and clay. These materials are combined for desired end results. These materials, once combined are exposed to high pressure through press forming. With the form pressed and complete, one can fire the materials at high temperatures to complete the manufacturing process.
Ceramic tile is one of the most common tiles available. This material is mixed and molded into shape. The ceramic material is then baked at high temperatures for desired results.
Luxury bathroom in an old house.This type tile effect is achieved when you arrange small mosaic tiles. The arrangement is determined by the artisan. The artisan can truly express his or her desires with an abundance of color, design and size.
Tile Grout & Sealer
Finely Sanded Grout
his is used for floor tiles where the joints are 1/8” to 3/8” wide.
This is used for wall tiles where the grout joint is less than 1/8” wide.
The same as finely sanded grout for ceramic tiles except that a coarser grade of sand is used.
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.