Ceramic Floor Tiles

The clearcut difference between ceramic floor tiles and wall tiles is durability to impact and high strength to shocks, weather and weight. The resistance of ceramic floor tiles comes from their being a lot denser and thicker, which will also significantly increase weight as well. Nevertheless despite the distinction, there are cases when people choose to install ceramic floor tiles for murals, on the only condition that the wall or counter top should allow for such a design. If the support or background is solid enough, then various structures could rely on ceramic floor tiles regardless of its being a horizontal or vertical surface.

Though ceramic floor tiles are generally designed in standard sizes, such as 13''x13'' for the United States, it is not uncommon to find models that are larger. As a matter of fact the modern trend is to install larger tiles in kitchens and halls and smaller ones in bathrooms for instance. White ceramic floor tiles are one other market milestone; they come in a variety of shapes with differently cut edges. Depending on the applications that you need the tiles for, you can choose different finishes: some are gritty, some other smooth or undulated, handmade or only imitating handmade structures.

A very good picture of the ceramic floor tiles available on the market can be formed by having a look through online catalogs. Most online stores provide all the informative support necessary for installation and tile specificity, also offering a wide range of tools required for do-it-yourself projects. Do not rush into buying very cheap models as you may have the unpleasant surprise that they lack in quality. Moderate prices usually insure a decent quality level therefore, unless you want something really special, there's no need to rush neither for the very expensive nor for the cheapest.

When installing ceramic floor tiles the underlaying surface is just as important as the items being installed. Clean the base to eliminate all dust and debris, moreover, make sure that it is all level and that there are no higher areas' use sandpaper or more advanced tools to solve the irregularities. Unless you check for such problems, you can have the very unpleasant surprise of failing in the artistic achievement of the project. Last but not least, it is advisable to ask for professional info whenever you feel insecure, as, otherwise, you could compromise the long-term durability of the floor or the mural.