One of the oldest and most reliable surface material ever used are ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles have been discovered in ancient ruins and structures found in the earliest civilizations. Its reliability and versatility lie in its nature. It is resistant to water, moisture, and heat. It can also be made into innumerable colors, textures, or designs. Due to these properties, ceramic tiles are the most widely used material in bathrooms and swimming pools.
As technology progressed over the years, the use of ceramics expanded further. Now, ceramic tiles are manufactured to be suitable for flooring. Design possibilities likewise increased as many are made to replicate natural stones such as marble, granite, slate, and much more.
Since ceramic pool tiles can be made of different colors, sizes, and shapes, design options are almost limitless. Aside from making them into tile fields or accents, ceramic tiles can be used to create beautiful mosaics on walls, and swimming pools.
Other than versatility, ceramic tiles are also easy to clean and maintain. It can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Though the grout surrounding the tiles are more vulnerable to mildew and stains, it can be avoided if these are treated with a sealant that will make it resistant to water and moisture. In the event of cracks or chips, ceramic tiles are also easy to replace. Just ensure that you order extra tiles during installation as spares. It may be difficult to find the exact color and design of a tile over time since manufacturers always come out with new designs and discontinues old designs.
Ceramic pool tiles are relatively low-priced compared to other building materials. However, there are expensive types such as those hand-painted by artisans that are considered one-of-a-kind works of art. Technology will surely come up with innovations in the future, but there is no denying that ceramics will continue to be a major part of the construction industry for centuries to come.