Style and strength suitable for areas with moisture
When you think of tile in a home setting, ceramic tile is likely what comes to mind. Ceramic is certainly the most popular tile option for homes, in part because it can be used in a variety of settings. It’s popular in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms…pretty much any room where moisture may be an issue. We at Johnson Carpet One are proud to be your neighborhood experts when it comes to ceramic, and we carry a great selection of quality ceramic tiles in our Grandville, MI store.
One of ceramic tile’s advantages is its design versatility. Ceramic is available in a seemingly endless amount of sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns, so no design is considered off limits. Whether you want a simple design or something more complex, there is a tile or set of tiles to fit your needs. In fact, you can even choose a ceramic tile that looks like wood! Ceramic wood tile resembles real hardwood, but it does have all of ceramic’s unique features.
Because of this design versatility, ceramic tiles can be used not only on floors, but on walls, backsplashes, countertops, and even certain stairs. All ceramic tiles are the same for the most part, but ceramic floor tile is bigger and thicker to handle larger spaces and foot traffic.
In addition to its design versatility, ceramic tile offers certain strength and durability advantages. Unlike other flooring options such as hardwood, ceramic can handle moisture and heat. It’s therefore no surprise that ceramic tile is popular in kitchens and bathrooms. Also, ceramic can handle heavy foot traffic, and it can be sealed to protect against spills and stains. Plus, if you ever find that a tile is permanently damaged, you can easily replace it without having to replace the entire floor!
For extra resistance and more unique looks, ceramic can be layered with glaze. Glaze, which can be colored or transparent, adds extra protection against spills and stains, as well as extra color and shine. Ceramic tiles, however, can certainly be left unglazed. Glazed ceramic tiles are more popular in homes and other residential settings, whereas unglazed tiles are popular in commercial settings.