Assess the Porosity of Floor Tiles

Floor tiles should be nonporous. This is actually a no-brainer but there is a vast range of porosity from porous to nonporous. Very few tiles are truly nonporous. Most floor tiles are porous to an extent. Of course you would find tiles allow the passage of water like a sieve or a sponge but it will absorb moisture to an extent. This extent to which a tile will absorb moisture is determined by the number of air holes present in the tile. This is partly influenced by composition of a tile and the mineral density. It is partly determined by the treatment that a tile is subjected to. Many common tiles are porous, albeit they appear hard and a complete solid with no air holes, gaps, cracks or leaks. Continue reading “Assess the Porosity of Floor Tiles”

Are Tiles Right For You?

With so many different flooring options for your home, it is easy to feel a little overwhelmed by things. To that end, why not consider tiles for your space? While a lot of people believe that tile only works in the kitchen or bathroom, the truth of the matter is that you are talking about something that can work in a wide variety of different spaces. There is a versatility to the tiles that people rarely appreciate. You can also count on something that is going to be easy to care for, in addition to something that is going to provide you with years of pleasure. Continue reading “Are Tiles Right For You?”

Are Tiles Right For You?

With so many different flooring options for your home, it is easy to feel a little overwhelmed by things. To that end, why not consider tiles for your space? While a lot of people believe that tile only works in the kitchen or bathroom, the truth of the matter is that you are talking about something that can work in a wide variety of different spaces. There is a versatility to the tile that people rarely appreciate. You can also count on something that is going to be easy to care for, in addition to something that is going to provide you with years of pleasure. Continue reading “Are Tiles Right For You?”