Sparkling bathroom tiles that appear elegant and beautiful is a look that many homeowners aspire to. Stepping into the bathroom, you want to see a clean space with gleaming tile. But it’s probably safe to say that no one enjoys spending their time scrubbing away in the bathroom to remove dirt, grime, and tile soap scum that build up quickly. So, how can you get clean tile without scouring every corner of your bathroom with a toothbrush each week?
When you’re planning your new bathroom, or your bathroom remodel, choose a bathroom tile that’s easy to clean. This way, you can enjoy the aesthetics of an immaculate bathroom without spending hours and hours cleaning each month.
Which bathroom tiles are easiest to clean?
Here are the top 3 easy-to-clean tiles that you can use in your bathroom:
Vinyl tiles are usually the most affordable, come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and are very easy to clean. With regular sweeping and mopping, your vinyl tiles will keep looking great. For the best results in easy cleaning, you can choose simple designs that don’t feature etched patterns or grooves that capture dirt. Another plus with vinyl is that it’s usually installed in just one piece, so you won’t have to worry about dealing with tough to clean grout lines.
Vinyl is also very durable, stain resistant and water resistant, making it ideal for the bathroom where things are often wet. As a bonus, vinyl isn’t as cold as other types of tile, meaning that it’s comfortable to walk on even when you’re barefoot.
The downside? Vinyl can only be used on your bathroom floors but not in the shower.
2. Polished Porcelain
Polished porcelain tile is perfect for bathrooms and part of its popularity is due to the fact it’s easy to clean. Porcelain tile is also available in a wide range of colors and designs and you can use it throughout the bathroom. Another plus is that porcelain is stain resistant, water resistant and scratch resistant, bringing great durability.
The main disadvantage of porcelain is that laying it requires the use of grout. Grout is infamous for being more difficult to clean than the tile itself. However, you can request that a sealant be applied to the grout during installation which will make cleaning easier.
3. Glass Tile
Glass is a perfect tile type for showers and bathrooms. It comes in a variety of vibrant colors and gorgeous geometric shapes. Plus, glass tile is very easy to clean. Even soap scum comes off easily with just window cleaner. Make sure you choose a matte finish for floor applications to reduce slipping. Using smaller tiles can also help create more traction.
Glass may be a bit more expensive than the alternatives, but it does offer a gorgeous finish. And, as with porcelain tiles, you may want to consider a sealant for the grout that’s applied between your glass tiles to ensure that this area of your flooring and walls is also easier to clean.
Choosing an easy-to-clean tile will make sure your bathroom is attractive while lessening the amount of time you’ll spend scrubbing, mopping, and scouring. Any of the above three materials are perfect tile choices for your bathroom remodel. Which is your favorite?