Renovating with ceramic
Ceramic floors are often recommended for renovations. Ceramic tiles or squares are widely used for flooring and walls, especially in the kitchen and the bathroom.
A combination of ceramic floors and walls accentuates the kitchen cabinets and the island. Class 4 and 5 ceramic squares are strongly recommended because they are very resistant to abrasion and are the best on the market. Ceramic has additional properties of being hygienic and antiallergenic. They prevent the development of all types of germs and mold thus excluding biological organisms.
A drawing plan to scale (1 foot = ¼ inch) must be made in advance. Take care not to forget the spacing between the squares and the different tile dimensions. Measure the dimensions of the room or area in square feet (length x width) then add 10% to cover losses due to damaged tiles or improper sizes. For large rooms or areas, you should use the three (3)-rule method and apply it to each corner to determine if they are perfectly at 90 degrees or square. Choose the first wall at floor level and measure and mark a distance of exactly 5 feet.
Then, next to the adjacent wall, measure and mark a distance of exactly 4 feet. Afterwards, measure the diagonal between these two points. If the exact distance is 5 feet, the two walls are square. If they are not, the ceramic squares along one of these walls will have to be trimmed. Choose the wall that will be least noticed. Slate, granite, travertine, and earthenware are also popular. To simplify maintenance, one often installs ceramic wall tiles between the back of the kitchen counter and the bottom of the upper cabinets.