The floor of the house is the part that is subject to the most wear and tear. Unfortunately, often it is the most neglected part of the house as well. Using the right floor tiles can not only increase the longevity of the floor, but it adds to the charm of the house as well.
In order to make the right decisions on the type of tile flooring to install, you must first know what type of flooring tiles available are. Here is a brief overview:
- Glass – Modern technology has allowed the use of ‘glass raised access floors’ (Also known as ‘พื้นกระจกยกสูง’ in the Thai language). Although not as powerful as their counterparts bulletproof, glass tile is very difficult while at the same time maintaining a glossy appearance. They also can be made to resemble other materials such as mosaic or brick.
- Terracotta – Terracotta baked clay. Tiles’ natural ingredients provide a natural look that is unmatched in beauty. Moreover, no two tiles are unique. Therefore, if you are using terracotta tiles, you can be sure of a unique look for your home.
- Rubber – This is one of the cheaper options you have as regards the floor tiles. It is made of recycled rubber and is available in a variety of colors. They are typically not used in the interior of the house but it is usually in the basement and garage.
- Vinyl – Vinyl is an artificial material that can be used to make durable but inexpensive tiles. They are typically used in institutions and commercial companies and are rarely used in residential homes.
- Ceramics – While vinyl is an artificial material, ceramics and non-metallic inorganic. Ceramic tiles can be used to resemble natural flooring materials such as marble or granite at a fraction of the original cost.
- Porcelain – This is one of the most beautiful, and most expensive, choice of tiles in the market.
- Mosaic – Mosaic is basically the use of different colored stones packed together. As a result, mosaic tiles offer a lot of variety, from plain to completely out-of-the-world look. They are durable and resistant to water, mud, and oil.
- Marble – Of all the options granted until now, is the most expensive marble. However, because of sheer class, the use of marble tiles are often preferred by the wealthy. It is a material that has adorned the palace floor in the past, and still find grace in luxury homes today.