In any Tarpon Springs bathroom the opportunities to incorporate tile are endless. Tile is often used to finish bathroom floors, showers, countertops, or even walls, and with some thought this material can be incorporated to add personality to any room.

Tile Advantages

Tiles are a great bathroom addition for a number of reasons, one being that they are easy to replace when cracked or chipped. If a single tile, or a group of tiles are damaged, homeowners won’t need to worry about the cost of replacing an entire wall, countertop, or floor, because tiles can be replaced one-by-one. Tiles are also a good choice for homeowners with asthma or allergies because they don’t trap irritants and can be easily wiped clean.

Tile Disadvantagesbathroom tile in east lake fl

There are a few things Tarpon Spring homeowners should keep in mind if interested in adding tile to their bathroom. Although tile is relatively easy to clean in the short term, when exposed to moisture on a regular basis mildew often starts to grow within the grout that holds each individual tile together. Although not a huge issue for bathroom walls or floors, mildew buildup can become bothersome in showers and on sink countertops. A less prominent challenge, tile is also slippery when wet. If you intend to furnish your bathroom floor or shower floor with tiles we recommend choosing a smaller size to improve traction. Tiles with a matte finish are another great method to prevent slipping, as well as placing a rug on your bathroom floor.

Ceramic Tile: A Great Choice for Bathrooms

Ceramic tile is a popular choice for bathroom tiling because of its versatility. Available in a wide range of colors and textures, it allows homeowners to customize their bathroom in a way that other flooring options can’t. In comparison to other tile types, like porcelain, ceramic tiles are also much lighter, making them a safer bet for finishing shower or bathroom walls. If you choose to install ceramic tiles in your bathroom you should keep in mind that ceramic tile is weaker than other tile types, and because of this it may not be the best tile choice for floors.

Here at Floor Coverings International East Lake we would love to help you add tile to your bathroom floor, countertop, shower, or wall. We offer a number of options and provide free consultations. The beauty that bathroom tiles can add to your home is worth the small amount of time it takes to address their challenges. We look forward to helping you choose the perfect tile and proudly serve the Clearwater, East Lake, New Port Richey, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Port Richey, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs and Trinity areas!

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