Bathroom Ceramic Flooring

Ceramic: Versatile Flooring Suited to Any Style

Ceramic flooring offers many benefits and can be used anywhere in the home. But, how to choose? This article will help you to make the best choices of type, size, and grout.

Ceramic Flooring Basics
Ceramic floor is moderately priced—more expensive than some options but more affordable than others.
Ceramic floor installation requires some experience and know-how.
Ceramic floors are easy to care for and maintain.
Ceramic flooring is quite durable.
Water Resistance
Ceramic flooring is exceptionally resistant to water.
Samples of ceramic tiles
Making the Right Choice: Ceramic Flooring Pros and Cons
Ceramic floors come with several advantages that make them a popular choice. There are a few drawbacks to note as well.

Ceramic Floor Pros

  • Durability and longevity
  • Simple maintenance
  • Suitable for the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room
  • Available in a wide range of colours and textures
  • Great resistance to humidity and water
  • Well-suited for a heated floor installation

Ceramic Floor Cons


Pro Tip

Ceramic tiles can be used in the bathroom but can also get slippery when wet. For non-slip, water-resistant alternatives, opt for soft granite or slate floor tiles.
Types, Sizes and Grouts
  • 1Types of ceramic
    Ceramic comes in three main types: porcelain, processed natural stone, and earthenware. The longevity of porcelain flooring generally depends on the thickness of the tile. Porcelain tiles are the most waterproof and resistant, while natural stone is more porous. Ceramics that imitate slate or wood tend to be less porous than natural stone and are also easy to maintain.
  • 2Tile size
    Tile size affects both the look and the practicality of a ceramic floor. Small tiles, for example, are an excellent choice for the bathroom, as the multiple joints make for a non-slip surface, while bigger tiles are a better option for making a room seem larger.
  • 3Grout types 
    Grout is used for the joints between individual tiles. The right type of grout for the project will depend on the surface being covered and the type of installation.

Pro Tip

Extra tiles are a must-have in case of accidental tile breakage during a DIY ceramic floor installation. Keeping additional tiles for future repairs is also recommended. A handy rule of thumb is to purchase 10% more tiles than the DIY project needs. Installing ceramic tile floors can be a bit on the difficult side. For quick, quality, and professional flooring installation, trust the team of experts at Reno-Depot.

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