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Ceramic Tile Flooring Considerations 
The selection of flooring for any particular room should take into account certain factors. e.g. The purpose of a room, the type of things that you will be doing in the room like cooking or playing games or watching TV. The purpose of the room will be one of the deciding factors, another will be the overall climate of the room eg wet, damp, dry, warm etc. Bearing these in mind will help you to decide whether or not ceramic tile flooring is the right choice. 

Ceramic Tile Flooring for House and Office Bathrooms
Ceramic tile flooring is most often chosen for the bathroom of homes or offices because of the wet or humid atmosphere in there.   Other types of flooring such as wood or laminate could be damaged in a short period of time if not installed and protected properly. The kitchen is the another place where ceramic tile flooring is recommended for the same reasons, since the water and fluctuating temperatures that occur in this room can damage floors that are constructed of wood and even linoleum, again if not installed and maintained correctly.

Ceramic Tile Flooring for the Entire House
Ceramic tile flooring in homes or offices is often the flooring of choice for those that are situated close to a lake or the sea. The reason is because the climate is usually very warm and humid, which can damage wood floors rather quickly and even harm floors made of other materials that are exposed to this climate on a daily basis. Ceramic tiles also serve to keep the temperature of your home cooler in the summer when the sun is at its strongest. It should be noted , however, that tiles exposed directly to strong sunlight can get quite hot and the appropriate precautions should be taken

The opposite is true if your home is located in an area that gets very cold in winter months, if you wish to install ceramic tiles into any of your rooms, keep some warm rugs available to place over your floors during the colder months of the year or you could consider underfloor heating. Just like the ceramic tiles can keep a warm home cooler, covering them up in colder temperatures will warm your home up quite nicely. This time, however, exposing the tiles to sunlight through glass can warm up the tiles so that they act as a heat reservoir, keeping the house warm in the dark hours.

Ceramic Tile Flooring Maintenance
The grouting between ceramic tiles can form mold when exposed to humidity and extreme temperatures, the mold needs to be cleaned with a special cleaning solution. You can find a product like this in department stores, home improvement stores or even your local grocery store. There are even cleaning detergents for ceramic tiles that you can spray on at night and simply wipe off in the morning or rinse with water if it is in the bathroom.

A regular sweep with a brush or the vacuum cleaner and a weekly mopping is a way to ensure your ceramic tile flooring remains sparkling clean. Although ceramic tiles tend to be very durable, it is still a good idea never to use any hard or pointed objects directly on its surface since a scratch can weaken it. If one of your tiles cracks, the only means of repair is replacing the entire tile.

Professional installation of ceramic tile flooring is strongly recommended for them to have a long life, particularly in those areas where they are subect to high humidity, water or large temperature fluctuations. A professional installation and the necessary cleaning and maintenance will ensure that the tiles last a lifetime



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