Tips For Choosing And Installing Kitchen Tiles

Ceramic and porcelain tiles in the kitchen works well for two reasons: They are easy to clean and will last years. Kitchen table but also its disadvantages.

The panels are easy to clean, but the matter may look darker and dirty over time. It takes a tile backsplash or years is proof of life, but when you find out after installation, you do not like tile or rebuild their limited options, you will regret your choice. But removing tiles is difficult and expensive, so you can live.

To make your decision, consider these tips. They can prevent you regret the decision.

Ceramic tiles are often used in kitchens, travertine paving before. Ceramic tiles are made from molds of clay, and have the kind of photography done on the surface. Porcelain tiles are made of porcelain material, and therefore maintain the same color.

If chip ceramic tiles, you can see base clay. If the porcelain chips, showing the same color and design.

Porcelain is more expensive than ceramic, but not much. The option is exercised will bring color and pattern, instead of the actual material.

Color and pattern are the main factor for the tiles, because you do not have to tear after installation, because you change your kitchen colors. Choose a neutral color and pattern flexibility, so you can change the decorating scheme without worrying about alignment and height of the floor.

Your basic color categories white, brown and gray. Choose a creamy white, if you tend to home styles, country or contemporary. Choose pure white, if you like Scandinavian and modern styles. Beige tones work well with traditional or eclectic styles. If you prefer to farm or ethnic styles, choose a dark shade of brown in the family. Tiles gray works well with contemporary styles and a range of Mediterranean styles as Moroccans.

Size is another consideration. It's a common misconception that a small bag to be used for small kitchens. Larger 16x16 Tiles 18x18 cm and provides balance in a room with large loops. The equipment in the kitchen dominates the space with their size, and you have an area of ​​cabinets and counter. Using a small bag thrown in the balance, the result is big things in small things.

The most common size is 12x12 tiles, and this format works well in most locations the kitchen. But do not forget the backsplash in proportion to the size of your floor coverings.

For the size of 12x12 tiles on the floor, you can use a small 1x1 or 2x2 tiles on the backsplash. You can even go up to 8x4 tiles. If you choose larger tiles on the floor, and they want small tiles on the backsplash, choose a bold pattern for the backsplash. This ensures that the "loss".

Tiling is labor intensive. If you make yourself the best product you can buy on the project in a good set of knee pads. A suitable adhesive.

Choose white for light colored cement tiles. For dark colors, select the gray. Do not buy cheap things. It will cut your tiles and to relax after a year or two.

Use headings to keep the network location of the tiles. Tile from the center outwards, so that all your cuts are fairly uniform in size and follows the pattern along the border of the room.

Now add the following lines. There is no being around them, grout, providing stability and maintaining integrity in the face of the installation. The best advice as to seal the grout mortar directly to three days after installation. Sealing the joints once a year.

To add lines to the same size, using spacers. Do not try to line your tiles will estimate disproportionate. Spacers not only add lines to one, lead slip tiles of cement when it dries.

If you have several days to set up and floor, and will take longer than expected, you can use to install. Although more expensive, can save you headaches, back and joint pain in the knees. But it will not save money.