Kitchen tiles have come a long way from being simple slabs of glazed stone that were used as kitchen flooring. In fact, these days they can be used on walls and countertops as well as floors. Kitchen tiles come in various types, colors, and designs. But if you’re remodeling your kitchen and are planning on using ceramic tiles, grout and other accessories like hooks, you may want to think again.
First of all, kitchen tiles don’t really make any sense to install on floors. This is because they lack the rigidity that most other materials need for effective sound absorption. For example, tiles that are commonly used on kitchen walls and countertops have to be extremely rigid in order to reduce the amount of sound they absorb. Tiles are also sensitive to temperature changes. They would break and chip easily when placed in areas with high or low temperatures.
Secondly, kitchen tiles don’t look very good whatsoever on most surfaces. The problem with most kitchen tiles is that they are either made out of synthetic materials like vinyl or polypropylene fibers, or natural stones. Natural stones are beautiful but quite heavy. Even when the natural stones used for kitchen flooring and walls are extremely heavy, it’s still not enough to justify the installation cost of using natural stones. Especially if you are going for high-end kitchens, the weight of these natural stones can become a burden.
If you are renovating your kitchen, the best solution is definitely going to be kitchen tiles. Not only do these tiles give a totally new look to your kitchen floor and walls, but they are also highly durable. Tiles are relatively easy to install, even if you are planning on using them on floors. Even the tiniest mosaic tiles can make a huge difference, enhancing the look of your floor and visually transforming the whole room.
Kitchen tiles are also very easy to maintain. You don’t have to worry about them at all, since they tend to stay cool and dry. This means that you don’t have to keep moving heavy tiles around the place as you need to place them on the floor, the walls and the countertops. Also, since kitchen tiles don’t accumulate dust and other kinds of grime, there is no chance of them looking ugly. Moreover, since the tiles are non-slip and absorbent, you won’t have to worry about slipping either.
So if you are thinking of remodelling your kitchen, it’s highly advisable to go in for kitchen tiles. Not only will you be adding a new dimension to the overall appearance of your home, but you’ll also be saving money in the process. The right tile design combined with high-end materials can be extremely expensive. However, by choosing tiles, you will be able to reduce the costs, while making your home look as high-end as it can be.