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Tips for Choosing Ceramic Tiles

Here are some things to consider when choosing ceramics:

1. Consideration of function

Based on its function, ceramics are divided into two, namely ceramics for walls and ceramics for floors. The two ceramics have different specifications. Floor tiles usually have low water absorption, are stronger, and must be resistant to friction, given the amount of load and friction experienced.

2. Consideration of place

Based on the place of use, ceramics are divided into several groups: exterior ceramics (terrace, balcony, garage, etc.), interior ceramics (living room, dining room, bathroom, pantry, etc.), ceramic “wet area” (poolside, room shower, laundry room) and ceramic “dry area” (kitchen, dining room and living room).

Ceramics for the exterior must be strong and resistant to weather changes. Choose ceramic that is not glossy (doff) or ceramics that are textured (rustic) so that they are not slippery and don’t look dirty quickly. For interior ceramics, ceramic colors and motifs should be adjusted to the color of the walls, furniture, and room theme. Usually use glossy ceramics to make it look clean, luxurious, and easy to clean.

The use of ceramics for public areas such as schools, offices, shops, and industrial areas should first consult tiling Chicago because ceramics with specific specifications may be required for that area.

3. Consideration of color, pattern, and size of ceramics

If you want the room to feel airy, use light colors like cream or beige. Medium colors will make the room seem smaller. The selection of the same ceramic motif in each room will give the impression of unity of space, while the use of more than one motif will divide the room.

Installation of small tiles gives the impression of being spacious but looks full, on the other hand, large sizes make the room narrow but simple. Use small ceramic for small rooms and large tiles for large rooms.

4. Quality considerations

Ceramics fall into 3 quality categories:

  • Quality 1 (KW 1)
  • Quality 2 (KW 2)
  • Quality 3 (KW 3)

KW 1 ceramics have better quality than KW 2 and KW 3 so the price is higher. If your funds are limited, you can buy KW 2 ceramics which are functionally equivalent to KW 1 which only have a few production defects, but with good installation techniques, these ceramics can appear perfect.

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