Ceramic Tile is a great choice as a bathroom countertop material by home owners as these are available in many different color patterns, can add texture & can be integrated with backsplash designs. Ceramic tiles for Bathroom countertops are available in many sizes, shapes, thick nesses, colors, textures, and strengths.
The Cost Factor
The price for bathroom countertops range from $.99/sq foot to $45.00 a sq foot for designer tiles.
Color & Design
Ceramic tiles are made from clay & other natural materials, minerals requiring a natural glaze application. Color pigments are added to the glaze to form a colorful tile. These tiles get their strength once exposed to extreme heat
Home owners have endless options to choose from in color, texture and style, if they opt for ceramic tiles in their bathrooms.
A higher glazed ceramic tile is an excellent choice for countertops in any bathroom as it is very strong and can match as any other counter top surface product in longevity, if installed properly & well maintained.
Ceramic tiles are fire resistant & rank highly for scratch resistance. These are moisture resistant with an absorption rate of 3% to 7%.
Construction & Installation
One can install ceramic tiles on its own by following certain rules like getting the right grout & right grout color combination. Space between the tiles is also very important thing to consider.
Environmental & Health Impact
From a green perspective, Ceramic tiles are an excellent choice as these are created from natural ingredients & are not harmful to landfills.
These tiles are non-conductive and therefore do not attract dust and dirt
Although easy to clean, tough on spills, heat resistant and sanitary, Ceramic tiles countertops require proper care & maintenance as these can break when used with heavy materials. Ceramic tiles allow homeowners to use their creativity in Bathroom design & are very prevalent in Mexican and Spanish designs.