Many apartments suffer from cracking tiles, but their inhabitants usually decide to ignore them. Sometimes it’s because the apartments are rented out, and sometimes it just seems too complicated to fix them. Year after year, the kitchen area or any other area that has a ceramic tile floor starts to crumble. A small piece chips away and it is barely noticeable. But as soon as one small piece comes off, then all hell seems to break loose. More pieces come off but the people who step on it day after day keep ignoring it. The reasoning behind this is that people fear that if they do try to take care of it and fix the tiles, they may end up with a larger bill than they had planned. But with online shops offering new competition in the market, a new resurgence in DIY culture is starting to step out.
A new generation of online shops can offer deals that regular stores simply cannot afford. Instead of paying rent, these companies can offer great deals on ceramic tiles and many other products that may have been considered, once upon a time, to be a luxury. However, now, it is up to the consumer to make the choice. Websites offer immediate access to entire collections, without the need to hold anything “back in storage.” Tile floors should be replaced once every few years if in bad condition, and the cost of doing so is getting cheaper. But should you really change your entire floor because of some cracks?
In some instances, when the tile is simply dirty and not cracked, people can actually paint the tile to get a fresh look, or even a brand new color. You can change the accent colors of your kitchen or bathroom without redoing the surfaces just by adding some paint. Of course this job requires a top-quality 100% acrylic primer and paint in various colors is available.
One thing to keep in mind is that ceramic tile should only be painted if the main area of traffic is covered in some way by an area rug, otherwise shoes and dirt will break the paint off. This is one of the many reasons people prefer to simply get new tiles. In addition to the fact that if tiles are painted, they sometimes need a full 2 weeks to dry and settle in before overuse.
Ceramic tile is simply a true asset in the interior design of the home. Taking care of it is part of taking care of your house.