A bathroom is perhaps the most volatile room in the house; it is hot and humid, water is being splashed about and the shelves are loaded with scrubs, lotions and other toiletry items. It is for these reasons that a great deal of thought must be put into choosing bathroom tiles in Brooklyn that are to be used for flooring.

When you are considering floor tiles for your bathroom, here are a few things to pay attention to:

Water resistance:

Glazed ceramic bathroom tiles in Brooklyn make an ideal choice as they are completely resistant to the penetration of water. Although unglazed tiles can be used they will first have to be sealed, as the seal is only on the surface the treatment is not permanent and will have to be regularly repeated.

Grout:

When the bathroom floor is glazed ceramic tile, the issue is not with the tile, the grout is the potential problem. The grout is porous and it will absorb water or any spills and in the event the spill is colored, the grout can quickly stain. Over time the grout will begin to break away from the tile and eventually the grout will have to be dug out and replaced.

Fortunately there are high quality grout sealers available. These sealers are a colorless chemical which actually permeates the grout material, providing protection from any spills.

Stains:

Ceramic tile is extremely durable and hard wearing, as the surface is glazed and fired, the potential of staining is very remote. As there are a number of body care products being used in the bathroom, this makes ceramic tiles an ideal choice. These tiles are easy to clean with any household detergent and require no other care other than washing. As the surface is glazed, waxing is not necessary.

Breakage:

Although ceramic tiles are very strong, accidents can and do happen and as a result, one of the bathroom tiles Brooklyn can actually break or chip. It is easy to remove the damaged tile and replace it with a spare. As the tiles you choose may not be available in the future, it is always a good idea to have a few spares.

With the wide variety of sizes, colors and patterns you will have no difficulty in finding the ideal ceramic tile floor for your bathroom.

If you are building a new home or renovating your current home you will be looking for bathroom tiles in Brooklyn. You are invited to visit the showroom of Italian Tile NYC.