Expressive Bathroom Tiling


Bathroom tiling in a custom made enclosed glass shower in a remodeled bathroom.

The Upper East Side has never had it so good. This bathroom has been tiled in a variety of warm neutral colors of premium-grade stone. With precise measurements and an accurate eye, it has also been grouted using premium-grade modern materials that ensure not only a secure fit, but also resistance to water damage. As with any high quality work, the edges are true and sealed water tight to make sure that cleaning will be easy and the results long-lasting.
There is modern, and then there is contemporary. These bathrooms have both.
Bathroom tile in particular takes a bit of wear and tear. In order to create an attractive and durable bathroom floor, you must consider type, usage and ease of cleaning for your bathroom tile.

Tile flooring is manufactured from a variety of materials such as clay, stone, metal, terrazzo, and quartz. Each type of tile flooring has its own defining characteristics. The two most commonly used types of tile flooring are ceramic and natural stone.

Ceramic tile can best be characterized as either porcelain or non-porcelain. Traditional ceramic tile is non-porcelain and is made from white, red or brown clay and other minerals. Porcelain ceramic tile is made from clay and minerals as well, but it also contains 50% of a white dust or sand called feldspar. While it is easy to clean, cut and fit, it can also be fragile.

Natural stone tile is produced from natural materials that are quarried, slabbed, finished, and cut to size. Common types of stone used as flooring tile include granite, marble, limestone and slate. Among these types of natural stone are thousands of varieties with characteristics that depend on where and when the stone was quarried.

After you have selected new tile for your home projects, think about how you would like it laid out.

There is the straight lay, which is the simplest and most direct way of laying square cut tiles without any particular pattern, created by laying one beside the other until the space is filled. There is also the diagonal lay when the tile is set on a 45-degree angle. It adds interest and makes the floor feel expansive. Next, we have the running bond, which is a basic layout is also called a brick or offset pattern. The tiles are offset by half the width of the tile. Getting into the more decorative patterns, there is the checkerboard when two colors of square tiles alternate to create this pattern. They can be set straight or on the diagonal.

There are multiple other patterns two numerous to be recounted here – but other patterns Eclectic Builders have worked with have included: Basket weave, offset and hexagonal tiles.

Please review other posts for examples of the tile work Eclectic Builders is experienced with!

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