Benefits of Concrete Tiles for Your Home Makeover
Concrete tiles can be used almost anywhere you can think of: on floors, walls, ceilings, countertops, in showers, on patios. As you can imagine, to suit these diverse environments, they need to be somewhat of a design chameleon and to take on many different guises. As well as changing to fit in anyplace, concrete tiles are hard wearing and practical.
A great advantage of using concrete tiles for your home renovation is the vast array of design choices offered. They are available in numerous shapes and colours: not only in square, rectangular and hexagon shapes but often in other custom shapes of your own choosing. The colour and finish options are ever expanding as well: ranging from soft earth coloured fawns and greens, to vivid reds or blues, with textures that mimic natural stones, timber or bamboo. Alternatively, you could go for a traditional ceramic tiles look or else opt for an entirely novel texture.
Concrete is a material open to manipulation; the colour treatments alone are many and varied. Concrete can be coloured with acid stains, water-based stains, dyes, integral colours or dry shake colours; each of these methods produces specific effects. Other treatments present more impressions still: including one to generate uneven shades and tones for a weathered antique appearance. The endless treatment and design possibilities mean that you should be able to find concrete tiles that you love that suit your distinct home environment.
As well as offering design freedom, concrete tiles are durable and long lasting. Concrete, like natural stone, is porous, however, and so needs regular resealing to protect it from stains and scratches. The degree of required maintenance depends on where the concrete tiles are fitted, and whether inside or outside. An inside tiled clad wall will need less maintenance than floor or benchtop surfaces, or exterior areas, that require regular cleaning and resealing. An added benefit of concrete tiles is that concrete has a high thermal mass, meaning it retains its temperature well: so helping to reduce cooling and heating costs by helping keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Concrete tiles are ideal for any home renovation, being suitable for floors, walls patios, wetrooms and elsewhere. Copious colour and treatment options mean you will be spoilt for choice when designing your home remodel. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also practical and hard wearing.