Knowing the Different Types of Tile for Bathroom

Friday, October 12th 2012. | Accessories, Bathroom

When we have to choose type of tiles for our bathroom, considering cost and benefit of each type of tiles would be one of the best ways to decide which one is right for your home. The main objective of the coatings, in any room of the house, is to preserve and protect the building. However, they can also be used and combined to give more beauty and elegance to the parts of the house, especially to the bathroom.

One of the advantages of knowing the type of material in the bathroom is considering, choosing and buying the right price and quality of materials as well as finding numerous variations of color combinations to create amazing effects.  Some coatings are more expensive and may weigh slightly in the budget of the work, but offer more durability, safety and guarantee for a more beautiful look to your bathroom.

Another tip on coatings bathroom is to think about the type of chemical used in these coatings, as some may end up leaving unwanted stains, as for bathroom where children or elderly mostly use, ideally the bathroom should have preference of a little rougher tiles to eliminate the chances of someone slipping and getting hurt.

It is also important to know that there are several types of tiles that can be used in the bathroom and what characteristics to choose that best suit the space that will be used.

Porcelain is a type of pottery produced with raw noble. This is the type of tile mostly used as flooring in bathrooms because it absorbs little moisture, as it is also stronger and more durable.


Marble is also widely used as floor, wall and countertop of bathrooms. It is one type of tiles for bathroom that is more expensive and requires water-proof application to have last longer and reduce moisture absorption.


Granite is a decorative rock for bathroom which has low porosity and is impermeable, which facilitates the cleaning time and prevents the appearance of mildew and stains.

Glass or porcelain chip
Glasses are most used in the decoration of the walls of the bathroom, and are used to give bathroom a more modern and clearer touch, while the porcelain offer waterproofing and are more suitable for the parts that have contact with water.

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