If you are interested in updating the tiles in your bathroom, consider using cork for your next project. There are many colors and styles available on the market, including the CorkDotz Mosaic Penny Tile. The round pieces measure a standard 1×1 and can be used as bathroom tiles, on floors, or as a kitchen backsplash. This tile can even be used as a ceiling tile.
It is sold by the square foot, which makes it easy to calculate how much you will need for a project. The actual product comes in double-sized sheets which measure 11.5 x 23 (1.84 square feet).
These highly durable tiles can even be used outdoors. You will want to choose an area which is covered to avoid direct exposure to the elements, though. After installation, seal the cork tiles with a polyurethane to protect them. The protective coating will need to be reapplied once a year
If you are looking for an alternative to ceramic tiles for your bathroom floor, installing cork tiles has definite advantages. Not only does this product bring a natural warmth into the room, but the cork contains suberin.
This naturally-occurring chemical will help to keep mold, mildew, and bacteria at bay, which is an important consideration when looking for materials for a bathroom. It is also a natural insect repellant, and no one wants to create a welcoming environment for bugs in their home.
Cork tiles are an eco-friendly, durable, and very attractive choice for outfitting your bathroom. When properly sealed and maintained, they will stand up well and are easy to keep clean.
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