You are renovating your home. You want to change up the style of flooring. You want something new, something vibrant and inviting, something affordable. There are so many different types of flooring, and flooring styles out there though. How do you choose? Why do you choose encaustic tile?
Choosing the right style of flooring can be tough, especially if you like several different styles. How does one choose between hardwood flooring, encaustic tiles, and metal grating? There are just too many advantages to each style.
In this article, we will cover encaustic tiles, as we are a stone and tile company. We believe, and we hope that we can provide you with enough information by the end of this article, that encaustic tiles will serve the majority of your tiling and flooring needs.
Encaustic Tiles | The Benefits of Machine-Pressed Tiles
Machine-pressed tiles are often less expensive. You can also buy them in bulk, not needing to worry about the strength and durability of individual tiles, because they are manufactured in batches. Each tile that is machine-pressed is also the exact same as the tile before it, and the tile after it. There is no inconsistency.
While machine-pressed tiles can provide a more uniform, yet less emotive tile style to your home, machine-pressed tiles have their advantages.
The Benefits of Hand-Pressed Tiles
Hand-pressed tiles, depending on the manufacturer, may be more expensive than machine-pressed tiles. Hand-pressed tiles are often more tedious to create, since they are pressed by hand. Hand-pressed tiles are often more fragile, and the durability of these tiles can vary from tile to tile.
However, some homeowners swear by hand-pressed tiles. Choosing hand-pressed tiles as a flooring choice will show in the emotional expressiveness of your home renovations. Hand-pressed tiles provide a unique look to your home that is sure to become a conversation starter among yourself and the neighbours.
Hand-pressed tiles may not be for everyone, but if they are for you, that is all that matters.
Things to Keep in Mind Regarding Encaustic Tiles
Encaustic tiles, although made of cement, can be quite fragile. Depending on whether you choose machine-pressed or hand-pressed tiles, encaustic tiles can chip if not cared for properly. In addition, you may choose to forgo glazing, in which a glass layer is heated on top of the tile. Glazing is essential for ensuring that the surface of your tiles are harder, and shinier.
Cement-based tiles, like encaustic tiles, can be damaged very easily by acidic compounds. While encaustic tiles can be placed in practically any room in your house, it may be impractical to do so where you keep, or use, household cleaning chemicals often. The tiles may be damaged.
Nevertheless, tiles can be a great flooring design choice. Consider whether tiles are right for you, and right for your home.
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- Encaustic tiles can be fragile, so make sure that you take good care of them and they are properly maintained.
- Encaustic tiles can be machine-pressed or hand-pressed. Each type of pressed tile has its own advantages.
- Encaustic tiles can be placed in most rooms in your home, but be sure to avoid placing tile in rooms that feature acidic household cleaning chemicals.