Seattle kitchen and bathroom wall tiles

Kitchen & Bathroom Tiles - Ideas & Recommendations

Choosing the right type of Kitchen or Bathroom wall tiles for your home.

Picking the most attractive or affordable Kitchen or Bathroom wall tiles is every homes owner’s goal. Here are some ideas and recommendation that will help you make a better choice for better living.
Tiles intended only for use as wall tiles are often lighter and thinner than floor tiles. The glazes used in the manufacture of a wall tile are also different to those used for floor tiles, and are not designed to resist abrasive forces from foot traffic…but they are still referred to as floor tiles.

BATHROOM TILES
In the bathroom, there is a lot of moisture, so these tiles have to withstand these conditions. Floor tiles are not slippery so they usually feature a subtle raised pattern. Usually, bathroom tiles are made of ceramic, porcelain or natural stone.
Commonly used Tiles for shower walls are glazed ceramic and porcelain tiles.
What is the best tile to use in a bathroom?
Porcelain tile is a popular choice for bathroom floors. Porcelain is a denser, less porous and harder option that offers greater stain and water resistance than ceramic tile. Porcelain tiles offers unmatched design versatility.

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KITCHEN TILES

In the kitchen, you can use tiles for the floor, walls or backsplashes. Kitchen floor tiles are designed to handle heavy traffic and are very durable. They are resistant to spills and stains.
What type of tiles are best for kitchen walls?
Stone, cork, vinyl, bamboo, ceramic, porcelain and glass.


TILE COST PER SQUARE FOOT:

Ceramic $2
Slate $3
Quartzite $5
Porcelain $6
Travertine $6
Stone $6
Marble $8
TILE INSTALLATION COSTS:
Average Range $825 to $2,520

Chris Town’s kitchen and bathroom tile recommendations – Travertine Tiles:
Travertine is a type of limestone…travertine tiles are very durable for walls and flooring and harder than Marble. Travertine tiles can be used for vanities, tops and walls mosaics as well as for flooring.
Travertine is excellent material for all showers, kitchens, flooring and for all high moisture, high traffic areas as well.
Travertine tiles can give almost the same look as the marble or granite tiles and it is away cheaper than the other alternatives.

“Town Tips”
As a Custom Home Builder I am ask this question repeatedly…what tiles are the best quality, moderately priced and have a good selection of light colors and textures? Unless the homeowner specifies a certain choice like stone or marble and I always suggest Travertine Tiles and mention to them that Travertine Tiles can also add more value to your home.

All tiles have some disadvantages…
“there is no perfect tile out there, only the tile that is perfect for you.”
Chris Town

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