No, we are not writing on behalf of our tiles supplier. As a cost effective homeowner, you may think fewer tiling could cost you less during renovation. But try to ask yourself: is spending money on repairing work sounds smarter than spending money on proper renovation in advance? And yes, we are talking about tiles finishing in wet areas, places that you would probably face more defects than any other areas after renovation.
This sounds like common sense, but we believe some of you still don't believe the importance of tiles finished. So let's find out why.
There are two places in every household we define as wet areas - 1) kitchen and of course, 2) your bathroom.
To save staining your walls from soap water, cooking grease/oil and food splashes, it is highly suggested to do tiling around your kitchen sinks and stove, or we can call them backsplashes. It is not only for easy cleaning, but also to stop bacterial and fungal growth; especially when the kitchen is the place where you prepare your food.
Bathrooms are strongly suggested to be tiled as well due to the regular cleaning and washing, most of the residential homes especially an HDB bathroom or toilets in Singapore remain wet and humid all the time. Unless you have a spacious bathroom to built an enclosed shower room, or a good ventilation system to keep your bathroom dry every time after you use the shower or bathtub.
When a bathroom has a tile finish, it is more rigid and resistant to cleaning chemicals, it can also save your bathroom floor from water damages (your down stair neighbors should be happy with that). Same as the kitchen, a backsplash tiling is not only for easy cleaning, but also to stop bacterial/fungal or even mold growth.
We can tell you the advantages of having a tile finish for your house's wet area is it only requires very little maintenance after it has been finished and that means... (drums rolling)... it can help you to save on renovation costs by reducing potential repairing fees. Since there are so many options of tiles available on the market nowadays, you not only can consider the functionality and quality but also the aesthetic. Just like the saying goes: kill two birds with one stone, all by having a tile finish.
In ted iD, we have our long-term tiling brand partner to work with and are able to give you a professional consultant regarding the tiling issues in any type of home areas. You can choose particular tiles (see our favourite choices for floor tiles" here) to suit your home theme like this cute kitchen design with Hello Kitty tiles, or you can simply visualize your home with different shapes, sizes and colours of tiles by engaging with us for our 3D design drawings service here, enquire before the price goes up due to the high demand now!
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