Installing tile countertops are a cost-effective way to instill a beautiful look in your home or office and can be a simple DIY project. If you are looking for a material and design that looks great with many different styles of living spaces, all while being less expensive than most natural stones, consider implementing tile into your next remodeling project.
There are two basic types of tile that can be used for your countertops: stone and ceramic. The tile is the adhered to a tile backboard and secured in place with gout. Stone tiles are made out of the same material as granite and marble slabs, but since small, 12-by-12 or 18-by-18 inch squares are used, the price is a fraction of the cost of these exotic natural stone slabs. Ceramic tile is also a common material for tile, and glazed tile works best for most countertops since it has a non-porous surface. With either of these choices, you can customize the color, texture, and design of your countertop to make it look unique.
Tile can withstand lots of traffic and does not need to be replaced for many years. Most tiles are non-porous and resistant to heat and sharp objects. Thus, the tile itself is easy to clean and stain-resistant. However, ceramic tile can crack easily if heavy objects are dropped on the tileâ??s surface. It is also important that the tile has the correct amount of support around corners and edges so it can withstand more weight. It is recommended that you order a few extra pieces of the original tile just in case you need to replace one of the pieces later on down the road since it can be difficult finding the same color and texture of tile you used for your project. Along with this, grout joints between tiles need to be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis, especially if liquids are constantly spilled on the surface. It is important to seal grout joints on a yearly basis to insure proper upkeep and maintain a stain-resistant surface.
For ceramic tile, you can expect to pay between $10 and $50 per square foot and $30 and $70 for stone tile. At this price, tile countertops are cost-effective and less expensive than most other materials and natural stone on the market.
If you want a similar look of natural stone at a fraction of the cost, look into installing natural stone tile for your next project. Ceramic tile is also a cost-effective option and is comparable to the cost of laminate. Talk with our designers today to see how you can personalize your own tile project!