Tile Types – The Pros & Cons

Tile Types – The Pros & Cons

January 11, 2023

Choosing the right tile for your home or another construction project can be tricky. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few tips for choosing tile to help you make the right choice. We have also listed out different types of tile pros & cons so you can measure the benefits and disadvantages for yourself.

Natural Stone Tile

Natural stone tile is a popular type of tile composed of different fragments of natural stones such as slate, sandstone, marble, granite, and even exotic-looking stones like onyx. Common pros of natural stone tile include the relatively affordable price point, simple installation process, and range of different looks. Cons of natural stone include its need to be resealed every ten years. 

Ceramic Tile

Composed of high-temperature fired clay mixtures, ceramic tiles are durable and treated with scratch-resistant coatings.

The pros of ceramic tiles include their low price point, durability, and straightforward installation process. Additionally, their wide range of tints and styles makes them popular. Cons of ceramic tiles include variations in dye lots and difficulty in maintaining them in areas that have high-impact activities.

Cement Tile

Cement tiles are handmade tiles that are produced using natural materials. They tend to have eye-catching patterns. Their pros include beautiful patterns and durability. Their cons include their high price point, which is difficult to find in certain regions. 

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tiles are composed of similar materials to ceramic tiles and are fired at a higher temperature. The pros of these tiles include their wide range of finishes and simple cleaning. The cons of these tiles include their specialized setting material, which is easy to get wrong. 

Glass Tile

Glass tiles are made of a single layer of glass or mosaic. Pros include their colorful reflective look that is also easy to keep tidy. Their cons include their high price point and challenging installation process.

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