A Must-Have List of Tiles to Perfectly Create Your Bathroom
As a functional area used for washing, the bathroom will inevitably have problems such as environmental dampness, so floor tiles are generally recommended to be solid tiles with good anti-slip and wear resistance. The wall tiles are recommended to be glazed. It has a rich pattern and is highly stain resistant. When selecting your specific tile, you should look for the following. The followings cover a must-have list of tiles to perfectly create your bathroom.
Must-have list of tiles
Water Absorption Rate
The bathroom is a humid environment. You should choose tiles that have a low water absorption rate. Generally speaking, the better the quality of the tile the lower the water absorption rate so that it can stay dry.
How to choose: If the tile does not directly state the water absorption rate, you can put a drop of water on the back of the tile. After a few minutes, inspect the degree of diffusion of the water drops. The less water is absorbed, the lower the water absorption rate and the better the quality.
Tiles with a high water absorption rate will crack the surface of the tiles and cause the whole wall and floor tiles to peel off after thermal expansion and contraction. This is a problem that needs to be taken into account when renovating bathrooms in northern areas.
Choose a tile with a high density of texture. It is nothing more than a small block of tiles.
How to choose: Observe the tiles from the side to see if the surface is flat and if there are any uneven pinholes. At the same time, you can knock on the tiles, listen to the sound that is crisp. The crisper the sound, the higher the density of the texture of the tile, and the better the hardness. Such tiles are laid into the bathroom space, not only is it not easy to damage but also easy to maintain and clean.
When you select the floor tiles for the bathroom, it is important to use a non-slip texture. We recommend using floor tiles with a matt finish or a light convex and concave shape. This will increase friction for a non-slip effect.
The product should have the factory name, factory address, product name, after-sales service telephone number, specification, quantity, trademark, date of production and the standard implemented on the box. For porcelain tiles, the CCC certification mark needs to be checked. For tiles used in interior design and decoration, it is advisable to choose products with radionuclides that meet the requirements of Class A.
Knock And Listen To The Sound
Gently tap on the tiles and listen to the sound. Better quality products will sound crisp and pleasant to the ear. Poor quality products will sound “hollow” when you tap them due to improperly formulated raw materials, short firing cycles, and low firing temperatures.
Size And Tone
Large cut tiles can show off a large pattern of texture. However, in a bathroom with less space, this can create a sense of constriction and oppression. Generally, 20cm is a more appropriate size. Especially in small homes where space is not spacious, the pattern of the bathroom is often also small. The choice of white or light-toned tiles can effectively enlarge the space. This will create a fresh and minimalist bathroom.