How To Choose Tiles For Your Home?

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Many people are not concerned with the type of material that will be used to make up the roof of the house when building. This, however, is one of the most important parts of the design of your home, as it determines the thermal variation within the residence and will also influence the budget.

Tiled roof

If the tiles are not in accordance with the slope of the roof, heat, wind, and water may enter, leaving the temperature higher or lower depending on the time of year. In the worst-case scenario – in the event of a windstorm – they can still leave the place, leaving their residence unprotected.

Therefore, the choice of material and coverage planning must be considered from the beginning of the project. Currently, the market offers a wide variety of tiles with differentiated prices. In addition to being careful at the time of purchase, you must have a professional who understands fitting and fixation and respects all the manufacturer’s instructions.

Another tip when choosing tiles is to opt for light colors and respect the style of the house – which is usually defined by the architect.

We have prepared a guide to help you choose the best model for your home. Check now the most common types of tiles and their specifics that you will find on the market!

Ceramics

Ceramic or clay tiles are the most used in construction. They offer several advantages, such as greater thermal comfort and keeping the room temperature mild.

Sealing and beauty are other advantages of ceramics. Some already come with synthetic coating, which still guarantees greater durability and protection. There are also glazed and glazed clay tiles, which have greater resistance.

Concrete

Like ceramic tiles, concrete tiles have good durability and provide thermal comfort. They are also widely used in buildings and are available in a wide range of colors and models.

Concrete, however, has some disadvantages. Because it is heavier, porous, and less resistant to moisture, it requires maintenance and annual cleaning. Generally, concrete tiles do not have enamel covering. For this reason, it is advisable to apply a resin shield to ensure that pores are minimized.

Asbestos

Less resistant, the asbestos tile is widely used in places like industrial warehouses or simpler constructions. As it is much cheaper in comparison to other tiles, it ends up being well sold, but still has less durability.

Another disadvantage of this type of tile is that it is unable to achieve thermal comfort. On the other hand, as they are screwed into the structure of the building, they hardly move from the place in case of storms or very strong wind.

Ecological

Produced from recycled natural fibers such as wood, sisal, banana, and coconut, ecological tiles have the same durability as other materials. They are also very resistant and provide adequate thermal comfort, protecting the residence from accentuated climate changes.

Metallic

Metal tiles are the least used in residential buildings. Thus, they are a good option only to cover openings or for places such as commercial and industrial warehouses. This type of tile does not provide thermal comfort and is also responsible for a lot of noise when there is rain or wind.

Now that you know the specifics of each material, you can now make your choice with ownership! Choose the model that is the most functional for your home and that will make your home more beautiful and comfortable.

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