Ceramic Tiles & Porcelain Tiles
Ceramic & Procelain are types of tile that are typically made from red or white clay. Ceramic tile can be used in several areas throughout the house. Procelain can be used nearly anywhere; floors, walls, indoors and outdoors. Ceramic tile is made of clay that has been fired in a kiln. Ceramic tile is similar to porcelain tile, and while some companies use the terms interchangeably, they are actually very different. Porcelain is a much harder material and would be our recommendation if you are covering a floor. Where as it does not really matter what kind of tile you use for the wall as it has a decorative properties rather than having to deal with foot fall.
The tile industry uses the draft informative index (ISO 10545) classification of Ceramic Tiles & Porcelain tiles according to their slip resistance. This classification is determined by testing tiles in both wet and dry conditions prior to installation. An understanding of the measurement of the coefficient of friction and the importance of slip resistance for different types of Anti-Slip Tiles is essential to avoid and reduce the risk of slip related incidents.
Laminate & Vinyl
How laminate flooring in Bangor Northern Ireland and Vinyl are similar: Both have cost and durability advantages over such other solid-surface flooring choices as hardwood, ceramic tiles, porcelain floor tile or stone. Both laminate flooring and vinyl have become master imitators of natural surfaces like wood, stone and other flooring types. Both are easier to maintain than wood or tile. Hardwood or engineered-wood floors may need refinishing, and some tile types may need resealing or regrouting. Both can be installed either professionally or by a reasonably skilled do-it-yourselfer who has the right tools and instructions. Both can allow for repair by replacement of a damaged plank or tile. Both have wear layers. Laminate flooring in Bangor Northern Ireland has an extremely hard aluminum-oxide wear layer that resists scratches and UV protection to prevent fading from prolonged exposure to sunlight. Vinyl may have a clear-vinyl and urethane coating to protect it.
Engineered wood floors are often quite similar, but it’s worth choosing one that clicks together, rather than tongue-and-groove boards, which are harder to fit. Remember that wood is a natural material and the planks will vary, so ensure you like both the heavily and lightly grained versions of your chosen wood and find its knots appealing. It’s worth seeing how well the planks fit together on in-store display panels. Look at the quality of the finish and compare the products offered by different manufacturers.