Ceramic doesn't have to be limited to kitchen and bathroom floors. More and more, it is used in almost every room in the home, often as a wall covering. Ceramic walls and floors have very distinct characteristics and aren't necessarily interchangeable.
Here are a few things to remember when choosing the ceramic that perfectly suits your needs.
For ceramic floors, resistance is the first criteria that needs to be evaluated.
We recommend thicker, more resistant ceramic for rooms that have lots of foot traffic such as the kitchen. Tile resistance is tied directly to the use of your room. You don't want to have to change tiles frequently thanks to fissures and cracks that have been caused by heavy use.
Ceramic wall coverings don't suffer as much wear and tear as floors. This is why resistance isn't as critical a factor, especially for projects such as backsplashes in the kitchen and bathroom.
If you have children or pets, resistance must be considered in areas that they will be able to reach. Again, you don't want to risk damaging your installation prematurely.
Textures also need to be considered. Highly textured ceramic add a stylish touch to a room and work beautifully for a wall covering. They are less suitable as a flooring option where you might be walking regularly in bare feet. Textured ceramic is also a lot more difficult to clean when used as a flooring option.
The shape, weight, size and adhesion of ceramic tiles are all elements that influence your choice. Despite the best adhesive, some flooring tiles will be too heavy for your wall.
To know more, speak directly with your local FlorDeco retailer. Their renovation expert will be able to advise you about the best options for your needs.