Depending on the area in which you’re thinking of incorporating your tile, some types above may serve you better than others. Ceramic, stone, and porcelain tile make great countertops or floors. On the other side of the spectrum, glass tiles could be the perfect option for splashguards or walls. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? OHi has you covered with a few tips from Teri Meiners on how to pick the perfect tile.
The color of your tile can either make or break your guest’s first impression. Certain types of tiles offer more hue options than others. Make sure that you select a calm and welcoming colored tile that fits well with the rest of the bathroom.
Widely considered the most cost effective option when it comes to tile, ceramic tile is a great choice for any bathroom. Ceramic tiles thrive in moist environments, so need to worry about mold. They also come in a huge variety of colors, which means they can be used to accent the bathroom design that already exists.
If you’re going for a truly natural look, we suggest checking out stone tiles. With the ability to turn any bathroom into a chic lavatory, stone tiles are bound to impress any guest. In similar fashion to ceramic tiles, stone tiles come in a wide variety of hues. Prices vary depending on the stone you select, but you can expect it to be more expensive than ceramic tile due to the unique patterns stone tiles can create.
Though more expensive than both ceramic and stone tiles, glass tile is worth every penny. Available in multiple shades and finishes, glass floors can provide a sleek, shiny look to any bathroom.
One of the most expensive options around, porcelain tiles exude status. If you’re going to go with this option, be sure research if porcelain would fit into your plan for the restroom. Offered in fewer colors than the options above, porcelain derives its price from the fact that it is durable and long-lasting.
There are endless possibilities for making your current home into your dream home, and OHi has been helping families in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs remodel their homes since we founded our family business in 1900. Our expert team members will help you find design inspiration and carry out your vision. We’ve been improving our neighborhood one home at a time through expert advice, exclusive products, and exceptional service. Check out our portfolio, or contact us to speak with an OHi family member about your remodel!