Bathroom ceramic tiles come in an array of colors and many different designs as well as textures. Many people do not realize that there is special paint that you can use to paint your old color drenched ceramic tiles. This process is a cost effective way to bring a whole new look to the tiles thus giving your bathroom a beautiful new upgrade.
The boring white tiles of yesterday have been replaced with the stylish colors and shapes of today. There are two standard categories for floor and walls. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) classifies the tiles as Standard grade or Second grade.
All tiling sold in the United States meet the minimum requirement by ANSI. Second grade type are sold with some tiny imperfections perhaps in the glazing or actual size. Second grade are a good option for the consumer that is budget minded.
Specific options made just for the wall cannot be used on the floor. They are much thinner than floor tiles and are very fragile therefore should only to be used for wall decorating. The U.S. uses a grading system for rating the wear that the tile can withhold. It is divided into five groups as follows:
1- Suited for bathroom floors in a residential setting.
2- Great for low traffic residential rooms such as bathrooms or bedrooms.
3- Can be used in a light commercial area as well as residential.
4- Is considered a Great option for commercial areas such as hotels, lobbies and restaurants.
5- Able to withstand serious traffic such as malls and frequently used walkways.
A glorious home bathroom proves to be the one worthy room that deserves beautiful tile. With a little imagination you can design a luxurious room filled with color and style. Mosaic tiles are available in so many different colors and styles. The benefit of using mosaic is that installation may be much easier without the breakage you may get with standard tiles.
Glass options are stylish and available in iridescent or reflective look. They are also available with hand painting for an extra decorative touch. Before making a choice be sure it will be functional as well as beautiful. Bathroom ceramic tile is easy to keep sanitary as well as charming in looks.