Floor Tiles vs. Roof Tiles
You have many options to chose from for your tile floor or tile roof. Learning about the composition and maintenance of each of these options can help you make the best choice for your needs.
Here’s what you need to know about some of the most popular types of floor tiles and roof tiles:
Clay tile is most often used in roofing applications. The clay is molded and then baked to create the tile. The longer it is baked and the higher the temperature at which it is baked, the harder and more durable the tile will be. Enamel can be added to give the tile color, but most are left in their natural terra cotta state.
Clay tile is highly durable since it withstands high temperatures and strong winds, and it cannot be destroyed by fire. Cleaning and maintaining clay tile is relatively easy. You just need to remove debris and pressure wash it if it becomes stained.
Concrete tile is also most often used for roofs. The tile is created from a mixture of sand, cement and water, and then it is molded and baked. The tiles are created with ribs that lock them together at the edges, creating a waterproof barrier. The tiles are often painted for a more appealing look. They can look like clay tiles or be painted to mimic stone or even wood.
Like clay tile, concrete tiles are easy to maintain and require only keeping them free of debris.
Ceramic is most often used in flooring tiles. Ceramic tiles are actually made of clay mixed with minerals and water, then fired at very high temperatures. Ceramic tile has a glossy sheen to it, thanks to its glaze, which is a liquid glass coating. Ceramic tile is resistant to stains and scratches, making it very easy to maintain. It can be cleaned with a mild soap and water and a soft mop. Another option would be to hire a Mesa ceramic tile cleaning service for yearly maintenance.
Stone tile can be made of any number of materials, including slate, travertine, marble or granite. These are naturally occurring materials that are cut to shape and polished. Stone tile is quite expensive, but it is also quite durable. It resists most types of damages, and it needs very little maintenance. Regular mopping with mild cleansers is all that’s needed to clean marble stone floors in Mesa.
Over time, the most common danger to any of these kinds of tiles is the accumulation of grime on the tile or in the grout, creating stains and dulling the beauty of the tile. Desert Tile and Grout Care offers professional tile and grout cleaning service in Mesa Arizona and the surrounding areas including Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. Whether you need tile floor cleaning or your roof tiles cleaned, our professionals can get the results you need to restore the beauty of your tile.
Guest Blog Written By: Dan Milne – Owner
Genre: Home Improvement