Tiles are often used in areas like the kitchen and the bathroom because of their practicality. But did you know there’s a difference between the tiles you should use in your kitchen and those for your bathroom? Choosing the right type is not as simple and going into a store and picking the most attractive or affordable design.
In the kitchen, you can use tiles for the floor, walls or backsplash. Kitchen floor tiles are designed to withstand heavy traffic and are very durable. They are also resistant to spills and stains.
The ones for the backsplash, on the other hand, have a decorative function so they can be made of glass, porcelain, metal and so on. Of course, they are designed to withstand grease and require little maintenance.
In the bathroom, there’s usually a lot of moisture so the tiles you use here have to withstand these conditions. Floor tiles are not slippery so they usually feature a subtle raised pattern. Usually, bathroom tiles are made of ceramic, porcelain or natural stone.
The floor tiles for bathrooms are small in size in order to facilitate drainage.
The tiles used for the bathroom walls are bigger in size and can feature attractive patterns and designs. They can have a glossy finish.