Nothing looks better than ceramic or porcelain tiles for your bathroom, whether you are wanting to accomplish a fabric, wood, or stone appearance. Ceramics also offer a wide variety of colors and an astounding number of patterns. Ceramic tiles are easier to maintain than natural stone, however may be less comfortable than vinyl (but who really installs vinyl in San Diego bathroom remodels these days?).
Ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles are both made of a fired clay material called ceramic. Porcelain tile as a higher density and has more durability than ceramic tile. Porcelain tile is also more water-resistant than other types of tile because the high temperatures fired on the clay leave the tile dense.
Tile works well in Southern California bathrooms because they cool the space down during the hot summer months. Ceramic tile is not as easy to install as vinyl so expect the cost of installation to be higher. One advantage of ceramic tile is they are harder than clay-based tiles and many times have through-body color which is an advantage if a tile is chipped.
What type of tile feature appeals to you?
Linen tile: This textured tile comes in various colors, and looks stunning in small or larger tiles. The look overall gives the appearance of a spa and offers some tranquility to your space. The texture of the tile seems to scare some away however it can be cleaned like any other tile and it give your shower a beautiful aesthetic look.
Porcelain wood tile: A soft grey color is usually chosen to give a shower a modern look. This tile can go in as is or liners can go in to give it a unique look. A popular flooring option is using pebble tile. You can choose a pebbled rough texture or a cut pebble texture for the flooring. This look is very much on the rise because of its neutral soft tones.
Stone Tile: Porcelain tile that has a natural stone look offers the beauty and variation of stone, but without the maintenance required of real stone. The engineered porcelain tile is designed to have rough or polished finishes to resemble rough, gauged slate or smooth, polished marble.
Get creative with your bathroom, take the time to look at different styles. You may find that you like something you never would have imagined. We also suggest taking the material to your home (most places will allow you to take home a sample) because the lighting in your space will make a big difference on how the product looks once installed and store lighting is never the same as home lighting.
Classic Home Improvements
Classic Home Improvements is a general remodeling contractor servicing San Diego, CA and Temecula, CA with a showroom located in Escondido, CA. This remodeling company offers full service kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, room additions, and exterior home remodeling options.