Published at Thursday, July 19th, 2018 - 15:51:27 PM. . By Addison Lyle.
The Case Against Natural Stone. It’s harder to clean. This isn’t to say stone is necessarily hard to clean. It just requires a little more elbow grease than a glass mosaic does. The pits and grooves make it more challenging to wipe down, especially because dirt and scum can get caught in between. You also have to be selective with your cleaning products. Natural stone can discolor when exposed to certain chemicals. Warm water or a special stone cleaner will usually do the trick, but always check manufacturer guidelines before you bust out your cleaning supplies.
Small formats continue to gain visibility in wall tile portfolios, reinforced by the enduring popularity of subway tiles. The most popular formats appear to be 200 by 200mm (no surprise given the strength of traditional encaustic tiles), 150 by 300mm and 100 by 750mm; although 75 by 300mm is also growing in popularity and influence. Gauged porcelain slabs or thin porcelain sheets. This relatively new market segment continues to gather a head of steam; especially as a strategy to reduce grout joints in bathrooms and kitchen worktops. The market is steadily adjusting to this material, and it is becoming more commonplace at the point of sale.
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