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TilingCommon Myths About Tiling

June 4, 2021by tileplus_ljiflt

Many people believe that tile surfaces are always cold, which shouldn’t be the case. 

Yes, tiles do tend to hold both cold and warm temperatures, but your house is well insulated they will sustain an adequate temperature all year round. Tile Plus also offers an option for underfloor heating for your tile surfaces. 

Cleaning tiles should never be a difficult or time-consuming task. As long as you use the right products and clean the tiles and grout lines regularly, the upkeep of tiles is similar to any other type of flooring. Another misconception is that people think that tiles clean themselves, it is important to keep your tiles clean. From a daily wipe down of wet areas such as showers and splashbacks to a weekly or monthly full mop with tile cleaning chemicals. For more information on cleaning tiles click here.

Yes, Tiles can sometimes be expensive, but they don’t have to be. There are a lot of cheaper options available. There are cost-effective tile options out there which can look just as great as a more expensive variance when installed properly by a professional. Tile Plus has experience in doing both budget-friendly tiling, expensive tiling (such as marble, granite or slate) and anything in between. Tile Plus provides an easy to use cost calculator to provide quick estimates to our customers.

Many people believe that tiles are waterproof, this is simply not the case, both tiles and grout are slightly porous which allows water to penetrate to the substrate beneath. There are tile and grout sealers out there, but this can not be used as a substitute for waterproofing as they will wear off over time. If water is going to be present on tiles, in areas such as bathrooms, you will need to get a waterproofing membrane applied by a professional. Tile Plus offers a waterproofing service to their customers that will future proof your tiles. 

When it comes to figuring out how green an option is, it is important to consider more than just the original source. Some tile options are very eco friendly due to their durability and lifespan. Other flooring options can fail in just a few years whereas tiles when looked after properly can last decades.

There are many differences between porcelain and ceramic tiles. The main difference is that porcelain tiles will absorb less than 0.5% of water whilst ceramic tiles will absorb more. Ceramic tiles are available in more up to date and intricate designs but porcelain tiles are more hardwearing and can be used for outdoor tiling as well.