Selecting tile for your Home is not so simple anymore. Because there are many tiles available in the market with different shapes, colors, styles, finishes,textures and at Lycos Tiles, we know all too well that this can be overwhelming. Size, color, and shape are necessary factors to consider, but an often neglected factor is its Finish- Gloss finish or Satin Matt. Both these surfaces are made with the same raw materials and have similar manufacturing processes but the main difference is the level of smoothness and shine. Glossy tiles are glazed with a durable coating of glass which makes it brighter and smoother and this is the main difference between Glossy tile and Matt tile.
Which Tile are the Best for home: Glossy Tile or Satin Matt Tile? To make your selection process easy, Lycos Ceramic brought a comparison between glossy Tile and Satin Matt Tile.
Let’s start with the traditional evergreen tile-Gloss tiles.
It has feature that they reflect light all around the space so that makes your space brighter and lighter. As a result, smaller spaces appear larger actual than they actually are. It is perfectly suitable for smaller spaces and for rooms that have lighting limitations.
Due to the smooth and glossy surface, it is easy to clean.Stains will be easily removed just by simply wiping with a damp mop.This is one of the many reasons as to why gloss tiles are a popular choice for messy spaces.
It is also recommended to locate glossy tiles in kitchen wall and bathroom wall where you can remove food and soapy residues with a single wipe.Due to the slippery nature of the gloss tiles, It is perfect suitable for Walls.
Glossy tiles have a smooth surface so it is easy to clean but If cleaning is not done on regular basis, watermarks, smudges are clearly visible. A mirror-like surface shows everything clear even the tiniest of scratch, stain, or fingerprint
On the downside of glossy tile, the smooth surface of the gloss-finish tiles becomes more slippery when become wet.so,it is not for senior citizens, kids and pregnant women.You should take extra care while walking over this glazed tile.
The smooth finish of the tiles makes them perfect for bathroom walls and kitchen splash backs.
Matt tiles are less smooth and shiny compare to glossy tiles. Giving a natural or rustic look in a living space with matt tiles. One of the major features of Matte tiles is that they do not show smudges and watermarks as easily as glossy tiles. This makes them ideal for the bathroom floor.
One of the major benefits of placing matte tiles is that it is slip-resistant, making it the perfect as well as the safe choice for all homes. Outdoor areas are recommended to tiled with matt tiles due to their Non-slippery nature.
If you prefer a sophisticated look over a luxurious feel then this tile is for you. Matt tiles add natural rustic look to your decor by adding warmth.
As Matt tiles do not show smudges and watermarks so it doesn’t require frequent cleaning. Due to this characteristic it is the best option for busy places.
Matt tiles do not show smudges and watermarks so it doesn’t require frequent cleaning. But removing stains is a difficult task because the matt tiles are not as smooth as gloss tiles.
Select Matt tile when you have enough lighting both natural and artificial, as these tiles are not known for reflecting light.
Matt tile is perfect for outdoor areas and wet areas like swimming pool bathroom floors to achieve slip resistance and a natural look.
As glossy tiles reflect light back so it is an ideal choice for smaller spaces like a small kitchen, box room, etc.
Flooring, Outdoor areas, Wet areas-like bathrooms are suitable for matt surfaces because they give better grip.
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