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Reinvent Your Home

My name is Jackie. Welcome to my new blog. This blog is designed to offer advice and information to anyone out there who is considering reinventing their home. I woke up one morning and realised that I hadn't changed the decor of my home in over 15 years. The wallpaper was faded, the fireplace looked dated and the paint on the walls was chipped and cracked. I woke my husband and insisted that we take action. The next day, I contacted various remodelling contractors and started discussing plans. I spent the next couple of weeks chatting with them as they completely transformed my home. I was so pleased with the result, I decided to start a blog.

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4 Reasons You Should Opt for Ceramic Tiles for Your Kitchen Benchtops

The kitchen benchtops are one of the most important things to think about during any kitchen renovation project, and one of the most crucial things to get right is the material you use. There are plenty of options available, from marble to laminate, but one of the most advantageous is ceramic tiling.

Here are just four reasons you should strongly consider using ceramic tiles for your kitchen countertops.

1. Versatile Appearance

Firstly, ceramic tile countertops look great. Of course, many countertop materials possess a stunning appearance, but ceramic tiles are easily the most versatile option when it comes to looks. There are hundreds of colour and design variations available, especially when you shop online, as well as different textures and finishes. You have the option to install lots of smaller tiles or a few larger ones, and you can easily mix things up with a mosaic of different colours and styles. Some people even opt for tinted grouting material to accent the countertop's overall appearance.

2. Cost-Effective

As well as being one of the most important elements of a kitchen remodel, the countertops often prove to be one of the most expensive parts. That's why many homeowners are thrilled to learn that ceramic tiles are relatively inexpensive. Compared to slabs of stone, such as marble, granite, and even quartz, the savings can be significant. You'll even be able to install tiles yourself to save even more; if you do, just make sure you use an epoxy of acrylic grout to prevent staining. Unlike other cost-effective countertop materials, such as laminate, tiling has the benefit of never looking like a budget option.

3. Ease of Maintenance

Your kitchen countertops are going to have to put up with a lot over the years. From spilled liquids to splashed food, they're going to be at risk of developing stains. While bare ceramic tiles are quite vulnerable to staining, ceramic tiles used for a kitchen countertop will almost always have been glazed. This means that they are very easy to be wiped clean with nothing more than water.

4. Ease of Repair

Unless you happen to have your countertops made from titanium, damage can always occur from a dropped pot or pan, and this can make for some expensive repair work. Tiling can crack, just like stone countertops can crack, but ceramic tile countertops are usually easier and less expensive to repair since only the tile or tiles affected will need to be replaced and replaced, not the whole countertop.