Modern manufacturing methods have long been applied to ceramic tiles. They have been used to make this durable material wear even longer. Heavy traffic has never been a problem with ceramic tiles. Modern ceramic floor tiles still retain this important characteristic. Changes to these tiles have more to do with the decorating qualities they possess. The basic tiles have not changed as far as wear life and the ability to retain their beauty. Surface changes have made a big difference in the uses these tiles fulfill within the modern home.

Hardwood floors have long been desired in many homes. The problem with wood flooring is that it must be sanded down and refinished every few decades. Modern ceramics have taken the worry out of wood floors by substituting ceramic material for wood. The ceramic tiles produced today mimic hardwood flooring panels exactly. They have the look of wood without the problems. They are durable and will last much longer because they do not need to be sanded down and refinished. This makes them easier to maintain over the long run and makes them a perfect replacement for wood floors.

Ceramic tiles have long been used in kitchens. They combine ease of cleaning with an amazing range of styles and colors. Modern kitchens now host a variety of ceramics. Many have wood floors that are made with ceramic flooring. The back splashes are either glass or ceramic tiles. These are fashioned to combine with other elements within the kitchen to provide a cohesive look. They wear well, clean up quickly and will last for many years. They can be made to mimic any look the homeowner desires.

Bathrooms have benefited by the updating of ceramic tiles. No longer are decorators restricted to a few tile colors in basic shades. Modern manufacturing has recognized the need for a large range of colors and shades. Modern bathrooms can now have subtle tints and shades to give the room more allure than ever before. Still easy to clean, the currently available choices in color and texture have made bathroom remodeling a new hobby for many people.