When it comes time to find the right tile for your bathroom, one of the first decisions to make is which type of tile to use. There are many options and no option that is always better than others. Today at Mission Tile West, we are going to discuss the pros and cons of ceramic tiles in your shower. Call us at 626-799-4595 to set up an appointment to visit our showroom in a COVID-friendly way.
Pro: Ceramic is Timeless
The last thing you want to do is to invest in incredible tile and then find a few years later that it is no longer in style. This will affect the long-term value of your home and might make you love the tile less. The good news is that ceramic tile, unlike newer materials, is timeless and truly classic, which makes it a very sustainable option.
Con: Ceramic Tile is Handmade
This is actually an advantage to many, but know that ceramic tile is handmade. That means that it is going to have slight irregularities, and the size and color of one tile to the next is not going to be exact. We believe this to be an advantage, as it means the tile is unique and full of character, but for people who want a consistent option, other tile materials might be better.
Pro: You Can Find Ceramic Tile in Any Price Range
A huge advantage of working with ceramic tile is that it can be found in just about any price range you can imagine. No matter your budget, you can find ceramic tile that works within it, which makes it a particularly good choice for larger spaces. However, remember that when you buy cheap ceramic tile, you might be getting what you pay for.
Con: Unsealed Ceramic Tiles Can Stain in the Water
Obviously, any ceramic tile used in the bathroom is likely to be exposed to water regularly. If the glaze on the ceramic tile is not sealed correctly and resealed on occasion, then there can be damage to the tiles.
Pro: Ceramic Tiles Are One of the Most Durable Materials
Finally, if you want a tile that is incredibly durable and is likely to stand the test of time, then ceramic tiles are a great choice. They stand up well to daily wear and tear, and they need very little maintenance other than being resealed every few years.
If you are ready to learn more about your tile options, we invite you to contact Mission Tile West at 626-799-4595 to learn how we can help.