There is no shortage of materials, colors, textures, and designs to choose from when it comes to tiles. However, you need to realize that not every type of tile can be used for every space.
Consider tile hardness – Check out the Moh’s scale to see the material’s ability to withstand wear/foot traffic, as well as scratches. You can use this scale to select a product that is most suitable for your room’s function.
Tile porosity – This is determined by the ratio of air holes to solids in a tile, which impacts the amount of water it absorbs. If you are installing tile in a moisture prone area, such as a bathroom, kitchen, mud room, laundry room, pay close attention to this rating.
Slip resistance – If you have children and elderly people in the house, it is very important to install slip resistant tile. The bathroom is a prime place where fall accidents may happen, particularly the shower area, so good slip resistance is highly recommended.