Monday, February 21, 2011

New Tile for your Burr Ridge Bathroom Remodeling Project

One of the most commonly requested Burr Ridge Bathroom Remodeling requests involves placing down new tile. One advantage of ceramic --as well as granite-- tile in the bathroom is the price. While ceramic tile is much cheaper than granite, even granite tile can be an affordable bathroom counter-top choice. The labor is even a lot cheaper than many alternatives. Tile is simple to lay out, mortar, and grout, although it can be more of a hassle to cut.

One difference between using tile for kitchen as opposed to bathroom counters is that in kitchens it is important to reduce the size of seams. That means that slabs of granite, solid materials, and even concrete are more widely used in kitchen, because they don't have so many seams. However, in bathrooms, seams are not something we generally worry about.

An popular choice, which you might consider for your Burr Ridge Home Remodeling project, is solid-surface material. Solid-surface just means prefabricated, polymer-based counter materials. These polymer counters are susceptible to getting burnt on contact with hot bathroom appliances such as curling irons.

If you’re interested in higher end countertops, Zodiaq is a reliable brand of quartz. Quartz counters are almost entirely made up of quartz, with the rest made up of coloring and binding materials. Many designers are of the opinion that quartz looks as good as --if not better-- than granite counter tops.

Although slab granite is a common bathroom counter choice, it's also worth considering modular granite. This type of granite is available in sheets that are smaller than slab granite, but larger than ordinary granite tile. This allows you to lay down bathroom counters on your own, and still keep the seams to a minimum. And since bathroom counters tend to take up less surface area than kitchen counters, you'll have fewer seams. If you are uninterested in doing the labor yourself, call LaMantia for your Burr Ridge Home Remodeling Project!
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1 comment:

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