Pink Antique Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
If you are looking for vintage decor, then nothing says vintage like pink ceramic and porcelain tiles. Whether you are looking to completely remodel your bathroom or kitchen, or just need a few replacement tiles to replace loose or broken ones, the goal is to find the shade, design, pattern, and size that matches your originals, or pick those that you find most appealing. Give your home a retro renovation.
Where Can You Use the Tile?
- Kitchens - The backsplash along the countertop is the best place in the kitchen for tile work.
- Bathrooms - Possibly the most commonly found room for vintage pink ceramic tile, is the bathroom. In the 1970's, pink was the color of choice and many residential homes updated their baths with long-lasting subway tiles. You'll find it on the floor, wall, and the shower surround.
- Floors - You can place floor tile in any room in your home, but it usually found in the bathroom, kitchen or entryway. A ceramic floor is easy to maintain and keep clean.
- Fireplaces - Instead of brick or stone, give your fireplace an overhaul with vintage tiles.
What Are the Different Types of Tile Available?
- Ceramic - You'll find two types of ceramic tile commonly used in homes: glazed and unglazed. Glaze added to ceramics allow for color to be added and unglazed is the natural, quarry look that is less inexpensive and less prone to scratches and chips.
- Porcelain - Although porcelain is a type of ceramic, you'll notice two differences. 1) It is made of finer-grained clay. 2) It fires at a higher temperature. Go ahead and cover up that ugly vinyl flooring with a new porcelain floor that gives your room a transformation you won't regret.
- Mosaic - Break up the look by adding mosaic tiles to your pink bathroom. You can let your creative side out when you accent with patterns and designs, especially when added as trim.
How Much Tile Do You Need to Complete the Job?
- Measure - The first step is to measure the space where you plan to work. You will need to know the length and the width of the area. Next, take these measurements and multiply them together. For example, a 10 feet wide by 4 feet tall space would equal 40 square feet.
- Roundup - If you have a square footage number that isn't an even number, such as 38.2 square feet, then you need to round up that number to ensure you have enough ceramic wall tile to complete the job.
- Multiple - Lastly, you need to figure out how many it takes to make 1 square foot. If you are using a 12 by 12 size, then one is equal to 1 square foot and in order to have enough for a 40 square feet room you would require 40 tiles. However, if you have 6 x 6 units, then you would need 80 of this size to finish the project.