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What to Consider When Purchasing Tile for Your Home

By: Danny Lipford

Porcelain and ceramic tile are durable materials that are often used on floors and walls in bathrooms and kitchens. When purchasing tile for your home, it’s important to consider:

  • Tile Location: Where you plan on installing the tile affects the size and type of tile you choose.
  • Tile Style: Tile can come in many different colors and textures. Patterns are also available with either straight or rippled edges.
  • Tile Type: The two main types of tile are porcelain and ceramic. Porcelain is a little more expensive is more durable and features color throughout so chips and scratches won’t show up as easily. While ceramic tile is less expensive, the color is only on the surface, making it not as attractive when used on corners and edges.
  • Tile Design: Different sizes and patterns of tile can be combined together to create a unique for your wall or floor.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • dav Says:
    January 8th, 2019 at 2:31 am

    HI ,My old house there is cement floor and now floor is some space damage,can you sujest what i do best .Secound think my one side wall also in damage for leakage water ,my wall no totally damage but there is

    INDIA


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    December 14th, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Hi, Mary!
    Here’s a video on this topic: https://www.todayshomeowner.com/video/how-to-choose-tile-for-your-bathroom/
    Good luck with the remodeling!



  • Mary Says:
    December 13th, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Hi,
    In the
    planning stage to remodel my 5×8 bathroom. Maybe you can help me choose
    a wall tile…..undecided to use a glossy porcelain or a matte finish wall tile.
    Thank you



  • Kim Says:
    November 13th, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    We are having a new bathroom. The old marine board being rippped off .The plumber replace the old chipped board with new chipboard floor and it is creakinking which we had it since the builder build the house The plumber said he is going to place membranes
    Range on top of the chipboard floor than tiles the floor The floor tiles are porcelain. What we want know will we still have creaking floor. We couldn’t stand anymore creaking floor if we got them back. We don’t want to upset the plumber as it took us six months to get one and we kneed our bathroom back.


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What to Consider When Purchasing Tile for Your Home