Answer this one: do you know which ceramics are ideal for kitchen walls? It’s okay if you don’t know, we’re here to help you with that answer.
But what’s nice to know in advance is that the choice needs to be a combo of functionality, practicality, and, of course, beauty, since everyone wants a beautiful kitchen to live in.
Advantages of the material
Resistance and durability
Ceramic is one of the toughest and most durable flooring options out there, surpassing even marble. This is because ceramics do not scratch, do not absorb moisture, are resistant to heat and high temperatures, and also have the advantage of absorbing impacts.
That is, ceramics can be used quietly on the floor or the wall without you running the risk of having to replace the coating in a short period. This, of course, has a direct impact on your pocket, as it pays off a lot in the long run.
Another advantage in this sense is that of sustainability. After all, the longer we remain with a good or product, the fewer resources need to be exploited by nature.
Easy to clean
Because it is waterproof, ceramic is a great cleaning ally. It does not absorb water, fat, or any other type of liquid.
In everyday life, a soft cloth moistened with neutral detergent is more than enough to clean. Already on heavy cleaning days, you can apply sodium bicarbonate to ensure deeper and more effective cleaning.
We already sang this ball, but let’s reinforce it because it never hurts. The impermeability of ceramic tiles is not just an advantage from a cleaning point of view.
The waterproof material is more resistant to impacts and better resists foot traffic, making it more difficult to scratch or even break.
Variety of use
Until recently, kitchens were completely tiled, from the floor to the walls. Nowadays, however, this custom is left behind and what we currently have is only half a wall with coating, usually at the height of the backsplash of the sink, that is, covering only the wet area.
Other than that, ceramics can still be used to cover the floor, in addition to other uses, such as covering countertops, counters, and islands.
Another great advantage of ceramics is that any mason can handle the installation. This speeds up the work, in addition to reducing the cost of labor since it does not need to be specialized.
Amid so many advantages, is it really that pottery is just wonders? Indeed, a small inconvenience can weigh as a disadvantage. His name is grout.
The grout is perhaps the biggest drawback of this type of coating, since ceramics have more visible marks between the gaps, unlike porcelain tiles, which have rectified pieces, which considerably reduces the need for grout.
And then you already know, the more grout, the more work to clean and keep clean, right? But it is possible to circumvent this problem by adopting a cleaning routine, so that dirt does not impregnate the product.
Every fortnight, on average, apply hydrogen peroxide to the grout marks. Let it act for a few minutes, scrub it with a toothbrush and rinse.
With proper care, ceramic grouts will always be clean.