As the most common type of tile used, ceramic tile adds beauty to any home, office, or commercial building. Ceramic tile is formed out of clay and then heated, and after the clay has been fired and dried, a glaze is added to create the color of the tile. Ceramic tile comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. With a strong durability and a long lifespan, ceramic tile is an excellent choice for many applications. The experts at Hartman Construction say that ceramic tile has a number of benefits, many of which are listed below.
In ancient Rome, Italians used ceramics to create pottery, cooking pots, vases, lamps, figures, and tiles. They believed in the strength and durability of the material, and hundreds of years later, their ceramic creations are still intact in many museums, as sturdy as ever. Ceramic tiles are extremely durable, making them very well-suited to high traffic situations. With an incredible strength and reliability, ceramic tile is a high-quality choice for applications like flooring, backsplashes, decoration, and even wall coverings.
Ceramic tiles are easy to maintain with their sealed finish and resistance to water damage. Regular cleaning and mopping is the only requirement for keeping ceramic tile in mint condition. Every four or five years, a sealant can be added to the tile to restore shine and freshness, but this is certainly not a requirement. If necessary, ceramic tile can even be hosed off to remove any excess dirt. With a little water, ceramic tile can be made to look as good as new.
Ceramic tile is universally attractive, and it adapts to the décor of any room. With a variety of options in color and texture, ceramic tile can be added to a kitchen, bathroom, office, study, or business, and there are a number of combinations of color and texture available to personalize the ceramic tile to fit the needs of the room. The size of tiles varies from two inch squares to two foot squares, with a wide range of custom shapes and sizes available in between.
With the longevity and endless strength of ceramic tile, it is well worth the investment cost. Ceramic tile is one of the most cost effective flooring materials for a home, office, or commercial building. The limited upkeep and maintenance adds value to ceramic tile, and the fact that it rarely needs to be replaced or treated reduces its long term cost significantly.
Imagination and creativity are the only limits when it comes to ceramic tile. Ceramic tile can be added to any application to add individuality and uniqueness. From its use as a flooring surface to its application as a wall covering, this flexible material is well-suited to living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, porches, fireplace designs, and virtually anywhere- even outdoors.
As a valuable construction resource, D. R. Hartman Construction Inc. is ready to assist any customers with adding ceramic tile to their home, office, or commercial building. D. R. Hartman Construction Inc. offers exceptional customer service and project dedication on all projects, large and small. For more information on how D. R. Hartman Construction Inc. can assist new home owners or those looking to improve their home, visit their website today.
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