The Different Kinds Of Kitchen Tiles

There are different types of kitchen tiles available. They are classified on many different bases. Some are plain while others are decorated. Most kitchen tiles re plain and smooth. The smooth texture has been in vogue for a while now. Grainy and rough tiles used to be very common traditionally. They date back to the middle ages when large slabs of stone were used as kitchen floors and shelves. The kitchen walls would also be made of similar stones back then. Kitchen interior has come a long way since then. Rugged and heavy tiles have been replaced by sleek and smooth variants.

Smooth kitchen tiles have many benefits. They look better and are easier to clean. The smooth surface means that it can be cleaned very easily. They can be cleaned using a wet cloth and a detergent. Soapy water can also be used in the absence of detergent. The cleaning process is made easier if the water used is heated to a high temperature. Boiling water can damage decorative tiles Brisbane. It is best to use water that is lukewarm and has a temperature of around fifty to eighty degrees. Water over eighty degrees can damage the material of tiles. Tiles should be regularly cleaned. Ideally they should be cleaned every week or so.

Cleaning tiles too much causes problems and is a leading causes of tiles breaking up prematurely. Floor tiles Sydney need to be cleaned more often than other tiles. This is because they are exposed to more contaminants such as steam, oil, grease and foods. This is especially true in kitchens that have large amounts of foods prepared everyday. Examples would include commercial kitchens belonging to restaurants, food chains and those in old fashioned joint families.

Rough kitchen tiles are heavier and also harder to install. They cost more and are usually naturally occurring. Examples include marble, gypsum and granite. Marble tiles are the most commonly available ones. They come in a variety of designs and sizes. Marble tiles need to be polished before they can be converted into their finished forms. Marble tiles have many different naturally inlaid designs and patterns. They can be polished manually or with an automated polishing machine. Automatic polishing machines grind the rough surface of the tiles to expose the smooth side underneath. The extra particles can be scraped off revealing the clean surface that can be used for floors and shelves. Most marble tiles are flat slabs that weigh anything from five to ten kilograms. They are heavier than kitchen tiles made of other materials such as gypsum and granite. Marble tiles can be matched with the decor of the kitchen they are fitted in. They can match the colour scheme of the kitchen and blend into the overall theme effortlessly.