Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Condo Fit-Out: Tile Flooring

It’s been almost 3 years since my last post about tiles. I just discovered that there are many types of Tile flooring. But the most commonly used is ceramic and granite.

Ceramic Tile is made from red or brown clay and other materials. This is only recommended for interior walls and floors but it is not advisable for kitchen floors and bathroom. BAKIT? Kase ansabe, ceramic tile absorbs too much water. Ano nangyayari sa paso ng halaman kapag laging basa at hindi nasisinagan ng araw? Tinutubuan ng lumot so in short, yung likod ng tile nyo may lumot and eventually magkakaron ng monster na unti unting lalabas kapag nagkabutas na ang grout.

Porcelain Tile is also made from ceramic fired at a very high temperatures. This is recommended for indoor and outdoor use because of the extra density. It is more durable, harder and more impervious to moisture. Ano ang impervious? Ang ibig sabihin, not allowing fluid to pass through. Code nga pala B1a is porcelain, B1b semi porcelain then the rest ceramic, yan ang sabe ni ateng sa Wilcon.

Granite is a natural stone produced from natural materials. It is nearly impervious and recommended for high traffic areas. Meaning, kapag laging dinadaan or may mga mabibigat na gamit, it is recommended to use granite.

If you are following this blog, last January 2013 na turn over ang condo unit namin. It is a bare unit, wala kahit ano parang box lang na puro alikabok. Nakatengga sya for 2 years and 6 months, so imagine mas makapal ang alikabok at insektong nanirahan sa loob ng condo. At sana walang multong pansamantalang nanirahan dun. Last July naghanap hanap kami ng contructor at humingi ng quotation. What we have is a 22sqm studio unit with a high ceiling. To maximize the space, we plan it to have a small loft or mezzanine for the bedroom. Just to give you an idea how limited and small the space is tignan nyo nalang yung picture. Ganyan lang sya as in maliit na box.

May napili na nga pala kaming contractor, sa mga may planong magpa furnish or fit out ng condo.. just follow my blog para magkaron kayo ng idea kung ano ano mga  dapat gawin at para masubaybayan kung ano kalalabasan after ng lahat.


  1. Hi, may I know who's your contractor?

  2. Thanks for the info regarding ceramic tiles not resistant to water as well as causes nasty growth of weeds. For your tile needs, just visit Floor Center and explore their wide range of tiles that surely captivate your eyes.