In recent years, tiles have become a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Formerly limited to commercial places, tiles are now widely used, from ordinary houses to luxury enclaves.
Most people just pick up the tiles by visiting the nearby store by choosing the most affordable tiles with pretty designs, but the purpose of the purchase is not taken into account. Most of them even tend to believe that there is no difference between kitchen and bathroom tiles. Well, there is no strict rule that some tiles are specifically for cooking and resting in the bathroom. However, there is an essential difference between tiles that are suitable for use in a kitchen and those that are ideal for a bathroom.
Let’s start with cooked area. Tiles are the ultimate choice for the kitchen because they are durable, inexpensive and easy to maintain. In addition, the kitchen is one of the rooms in the house that can have different types of tiles. Kitchen tiles can be used for floors, walls, cabinets and even backsplashes. The kitchen floor is the most demanding floor, kitchen tiles are designed to withstand heavy traffic and are very durable. Because kitchen tiles are prone to spills, kitchen tiles are designed to resist splashes and stains. On the other hand, the tiles for the backsplash area are more decorative as they largely contribute to the attractiveness of the room. Backsplash tiles are made from glass, ceramic, porcelain and metal to resist splashing of grease and hot oil and to be easily cleaned.
As the bathroom is one of the parts that are constantly subjected to moisture and water, the tiles in the bathroom are specifically designed to withstand high humidity unlike the tiles in the kitchen. In addition, the coefficient of friction is very high, so that the tiles are not slippery and the risk of accidents are eliminated. In addition, the tiles have a slight pattern in relief so that puddles of water are not created each time, forcing the user to drain them. Most bathroom tiles are ceramic, porcelain and natural stone. The floor tiles in the bathroom are small. The ideal dimensions are 12 inches by 12 inches, which provides more drainage channels. However, for the walls, the tiles are large.