Are you in the middle of planning a bathroom renovation? If so, you may be considering a range of different materials, especially when it comes to the floor. You may be thinking about laying some tiles, but may have narrowed it down to ceramic. Why should you think again and consider concrete tiles instead?
The bathroom represents one of the "harshest" environments in the house. Because of this, you need to be sure that all the materials used can put up with this constant onslaught, remain in good condition and provide the necessary line of defence against moisture. This is a big selling point for concrete tiles, as when they are correctly sealed, they are completely water resistant. They make a great choice for a bathroom, as water will simply form into beads and run off, rather than trying to permeate the surface. This means that bacteria cannot set in, causing the formation of mildew or mould.
Concrete has a remarkable ability to store the ambient temperature in the room and thus help maintain a comfortable condition, no matter what the season. They're able to retain the heat in the winter, meaning that you won't need to use the heating system as much, so they'll be able to save some money on your utility bill in the winter, as well.
Did you know that ceramic tiles are vulnerable to damage, should they come into contact with anything heavy? While you may not have any particularly heavy objects in the bathroom in the normal course of business, you shouldn't take the risk, as replacing tiles at any time can be a challenging task.
If you are also responsible for cleaning the home on a weekly basis, you will need to minimise your time in the bathroom. When you choose concrete tiles, you won't have to worry about stains, smudges or discolouration, as they are completely resistant. All you need to do is wipe them with a damp cloth, and they will be like new.
Part of the reason for your renovation is to create something that has style and appeal. Did you know that you can customise concrete tiles to create a really unusual pattern? When you do so, it's sure to prove a hit with the rest of the family and visitors alike.
Adding to Your List
Add concrete tiles to your list of options as you continue with your planning and preparation. Have a word with tile suppliers to price it out for you.