Tiles are new when it comes to interior decoration. Since the earliest days of man’s civilization, Egyptians mixed clay with special materials and baked it in special ovens and out came elegant tiles that were used in the King’s palace and even homes of the rich and the well-connected.
The Romans took tiles a notch higher and produced better looking and more modern tiles. They used marble, clay, concrete and sometimes porcelain. Today, the materials have not really changed and bathroom tiles still come in marble, clay, ceramic, concrete and even granite.
The bathroom can be a very intimate place for many. This is the place where people spend cleaning themselves and looking good and it therefore goes without saying that the bathroom also needs to be taken care of. Cleanliness and appearance are important to the bathroom. Because this is predominantly an area responsible for cleanliness, it is important that the materials that make up the bathroom be materials that are conducive to cleanliness not to mention appearance.
Bathroom tiles contribute to the hygiene of the bathroom. Tiles, especially ceramic or porcelain, are designed not to allow the accumulation of dirt on the bathroom walls. Most people place the tiles in and around the actual shower area and that is the area that needs to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. This is why ceramic or porcelain bathroom tiles are the best way to make sure that the bathroom remains clean.
Tiles can easily enhance the cleanliness of a bathroom. This is because there are many bathroom cleaners which work extremely well with porcelain, ceramic or marble and can remove dirt, mold and bacteria and ensure that the tiles are sparkling clean and also look attractive.
Tiles can be bought at any home improvement store. This is one of the best ways to look for bathroom tiles. Home improvement stores can be a store like the Room Store, Home Depot and the like. There are also excellent staff members who can help with the installation process.
Another place to look for tiles is on the Internet. What makes the Internet a great place to search is that you can conduct a price comparison. This is because different stores sell tiles at different prices. It is also important to check and see whether the deal that you get includes free installation or whether there is an extra fee for this. Some stores do charge a fee to have someone come and install tiles to your bathroom. The Internet also can give you a nice review of what others are saying about that particular tile material or whether the company that you are intending to buy from has a good reputation and support.
Calling a handyman from the yellow pages is also a favorite. Handymen can come to your house and install the bathroom tiles for you. This is recommended especially if you are not very “construction-inclines” or if you do not have the necessary time to mess with the installation yourself.