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Old 05-21-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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What kind of bathroom flooring which has the following characteristics:
1. Stain resistant
2. Can be cleaned with bleach (necessary coz households are in healthcare so different kinds of bacteria/ bugs is a way of life)
3. Easy to clean
4. Slip resistant (coz there will also be an elderly using it)
5. Durable coz high traffic area
6. Resist moisture/Non porous
7. Low maintenance -other flooring have special needs like waterproofing or resurfacing yearly, etc which add to the total cost to own that particular flooring
8. Light colored material -coz the space is small; light shades makes room larger

I looked at porcelain tile, ceramic tile, marble, granite. the choices are many with different pros & cons.

Need good advice on what flooring to use...

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Use a ceramic tile with a non-slip surface.

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Old 05-21-2007, 10:52 PM   #3
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Bingo...
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Hi Herbo,

This is as easy as they come! Your choice should be a rectified porcelain tile. When compared to ALL other types of flooring it is the cheapest by far, per year of normal service.

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Among the mentioned flooring, rectified Porcelain versus ceramic tile... which is better?


(P.S. What is rectified porcelain? When buying, how do you know that it is rectified?)

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Porcelain is better, much better. In many residential installations porcelain is not really necessary. People buy it just because it is better, and compare to decent quality ceramic tile, the cost is only slightly more. Whenever you need/want a tile that will last a long long time, under high traffic, you have to think porcelain.

Rectified, means 'corrected'. Therefore in the case of tile it means that after manufacturing, the rectified tiles, (also marble and granite) are put thru a process that grinds the tiles to be perfectly square. This not only allows for a small grout joint, but the process eliminates the normal curved 'cushioned' edge which creates a depressed grout line. So, because the grout is now very narrow and almost flush to the surface, maintenance is much reduced. No more puddeling of dirty water on the recessed joints. It also looks better. It is harder to install though.

Where abouts are you located?

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I looked at articles about porcelain tiles. http://www.builddirect.com/Articles/...mtile_030.aspx

They mention rough glazed tiles.

1. When you say "rough" glazed, Is it the same as matte or satin finish as mentioned in the article?

2. Are there shiny "rough" glazed tile?

With regards to this article...
http://www.builddirect.com/Articles/ArticleDirectory/porcelain_and_ceramic_tile_articles/ad_prclcrmtile_012.aspx


3. Are there good/excellent skid resistant glazed tile which are also glossy?
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Porcelain tiles come in either glazed (colored and sealed) or unglazed. The unglazed are the same color all the way thru of course since the are not decorated. Both are available in all types of surface texture and all degrees of smoothness. Likewise, glazing a tile do not mean that they are shiny. Glaze does NOT mean shiny, but it could be.

You should visit your local tile store showroom (a real tile distributor showroom, not HD, Lowes or Menards. I have found that even smooth shiny glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles, can be less shippery than many vinyl floors.

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