Bathroom – the room is intimate, so it must have certain characteristics: simplicity, originality and most importantly – convenience.
The most important components of these qualities are the finish of the floor and walls.
There are a lot of options, however, the most recommended was the option of finishing with tiles.
Characteristics of tiles
After deciding on the choice of the bathroom finish, when buying a tile you should take into account the characteristics:
- Technical standards (here we have in mind the class of wear resistance from 1 to 5, and for bathrooms should stay no lower than in the 3rd class);
- The purpose of the tile;
- Parameters of coverage.
Types of tiles for the purpose
In the broad sense, tiles are used for walls or floors, but in some cases, there is a problem of selecting tiles for stairs and ceilings. However, in its characteristics, only two types are distinguished: for walls and floors.
Wall tiles are less resistant to chemical reagents and abrasion of the surface layer, and it has a sufficiently high level of moisture absorption – up to 20%. The coating of this type of tile can be in the form of glaze, matte, with embossing and imitation of other materials.
Floor tiles, first, stronger than the wall; second, it has a low level of moisture absorption – up to 5-6%; Thirdly, the surface of the tile is always made in a matt anti-slip version.