When you are modernizing or renovating your older home in Ottawa, or planning the finishes in a new one, there are many factors you should consider first. Before you purchase the first ceramic floor tile that catches your eye, do some research and talk to the professionals at your tile supply retailer. Increase in your property's value should be a consideration when you set out to choose the material you will use. Whether or not you are renovating to sell, tile is an investment and you want to make sure that it's not one made in haste.
Ceramic tile has shown return on investment time and time again. Its classic elegance and timeless beauty suit many tastes and décor options, making it an excellent choice for home renovations or upgrades. Whether you are updating your kitchen, redoing your bathrooms, or just want to improve the look of your floors, a tile supply center is a good place to start your search for the perfect tile. Ceramic tile has many benefits, and has proven its value over the years.
Finding the right ceramic tiles
When you are choosing a tile for your home, there are a few things you must consider. First is, where will the tile be placed. Is this a tile floor, or a backsplash? Possibly you are thinking of a tile countertop, or even a tub or shower enclosure. Each of these applications is very unique and can definitely limit the options for tiles.
- Flooring tiles will need to be durable, and resistant to moisture particularly if used in a bathroom or entry way. Easy clean-up is also favourable in these high traffic areas.
- Tub and shower tiles should be non-porous, and stain resistant, as well as durable enough to withstand frequent cleaning and sanitizing.
- Countertop and backsplash tiles should be durable, moisture and stain resistant, have the ability to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, repel odors, and clean up easily.
Ceramic tiles fit the bill in all of these applications. Not only are ceramic tiles durable, they are beautiful and unique as well. You can be guaranteed to find many ceramic tiles that will suit your taste and décor.
Natural stone tiles are equally stunning, but can cost more than ceramic. When you have a large area to cover, ceramic tiles can be a much more affordable option. Ceramic tiles come in a seemingly endless variety of colours, textures, sizes, and designs. There is a tile out there, in your very Ottawa neighbourhood, that will suit your situation. Consider as well the future of your tile and your renovation. Sticking to neutral tones is always a good idea. You don't want to spend hard earned money, and valuable time on a renovation only to find out 10 years later that pink or lime green aren't really what new home buyers are after. Your tile supplier can advise on what is trendy right now, and what designs have held up to the trends over the years. Add a splash of colour in your tile renovation by adding some accent tiles such as ceramic mosaic tiles
to an area that will not be as costly to change if the need ever arises.
Updating the look of your tile will add beauty and class to enjoy for years to come.