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Tile is a top choice for Montgomery County homeowners who are thinking of a bathroom remodel or adding a completely new bathroom to their home. Tile gives a clean, attractive look that’s ideal for the bathroom. It’s also moisture resistant, unlike carpet or hardwood flooring, which doesn’t stand up well to spilled bath water, shower steam, and general dampness.

However, tiles are not all the same. There are several types of tile that are popular for bathroom installation, including porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, and glass. When choosing which kind of tile is right for your family, you’ll want to pick a look you love. But you’ll also want to ask yourself these three questions:

  • Who Is Going To Be Cleaning This Bathroom?

The easiest kind of tile to care for is unpolished porcelain. All you need to do is sweep or vacuum regularly and mop with a non-abrasive cleanser periodically. No sealing required! Glass tiles are next on the easy care list, but you do need to have the grout sealed to keep your life simple. Ceramic tiles require a little more TLC, particularly if they’re handmade, which can result in minute irregularities in the floor or wall’s surface. Natural stone tiles are the diva – they need quite a bit of specialized care, including regular refinishing, in order to stay looking great.

  • What’s Our Lifestyle Like?

Durability matters – and it matters to some families more than others. Before you choose your bathroom tile, take a realistic look at who’s going to be using it. If your teenage son is entirely capable of dropping his five-pound barbells on the floor, don’t spend your money on hand made ceramic tile. Talk to your bathroom renovation specialist about other flooring options!

  • How Much Money Do I Want To Spend?

You can spend as much money as you’d like to on bathroom tile. There are tiling options for every budget, including the incredibly high end and the much more down to earth. Stone and handmade ceramic tend to be more pricey, while porcelain, glass and even vinyl tile options are more budget friendly.

Contact the designers at Kitchen and Bath Depot for more tips on the best options for your bathroom remodel.