What is the difference between the ceramic tiles for bathrooms and the kitchen tiles?

Qualitatively, the bathroom tiles do not differ from the ceramic tiles for kitchens, except for some design solutions. Any tiles are made taking into account resistance to weak solutions of acids and alkalis. But if we are talking about the tiles for the floor, then the rate of abrasion will be higher. Nevertheless, such tiles must be purchased in the most walk-through rooms.

How can slipping on the wet tiles in the bathroom be prevented?

First, say no to the use of glossy tiles and give preference to the matte ones. Pay attention to the contour on the tile, which can also eliminate slipping. Of course, you can use rubber mats. It is important to note that the likelihood of slipping on the tile is not very different from the likelihood of slipping on the laminate or linoleum.

What are the beneficial advantages of ceramic tiles from other coatings?
Ceramic tiles are more hygienic than other coatings, such as laminate or linoleum. They are easier to care for and are more durable.

Can large format tiles really visually enlarge the size of the room?

This is true. In addition to this, such tiles, in many designers’ opinion, look more stylish. Moreover, such tiles are easier to be installed. 

How should decors be treated? 

When caring for decors, it is important to use soft materials. Do not use soap for washing tiles and products containing fats and organic acids. If the dirt is little, you can use window cleaners or buy special treatment. Do not use abrasive cleansers.

Can ceramic tiles be used as mantelpiece? 

The temperature of tile firing is at least 1040 degrees, and since the temperature of the fireplace usually does not exceed 100-120 degrees, the ceramic tiles can be called an ideal material for mantelpiece. In this case special attention should be paid to glue mixtures. 

Can tiles in due course lose their strength in the rooms with high humidity? 

In the bathroom, tiles are unlikely to ever lose their strength, if initially laid properly. If to speak about the tiles for terraces or outdoors, then in this case it is necessary to use ceramic porcelain tiles as they have low water absorption.

What if after troweling the tiles, there are stains on them, which are not washed away?

This often occurs when the process of troweling is used for the polished ceramic porcelain tiles or the porous type of glaze tiles. How to remove such spots is a hard question, so it is important to remember how to prevent them from appearing. Before troweling, tiles and joints should be moisturized with water, troweling should not be spread over the surface of the entire tile and immediately after troweling the tiles should be washed.

What are the collector tiles?

This is a type of tiles that in the collection has not only the basic format for the floor and walls covering, but is also accompanied by decorative elements, a design that was developed by specialists.

What is planarity and what kind of material is the term used for?

Planarity is the quality of the geometric evenness of the surface. Planarity applies to all types of ceramic tiles.