Metal Tile / August 21, 2018 / FifineAsselin
It can be used as a counter top also because it is resistant to heat; the only precaution you need to take here is that acidic things like vinegar or tomatoes should not be placed for a longer time as the shine would fade off. Metal tiles made up of zinc are a lesser known but another beautiful elegant and stunning option. Zinc is germicidal and hence its use in the bathrooms and kitchen is an excellent option. Metal tiles are very affordable on the whole though there are a few that are very expensive depending upon the design and pattern. They come in a variety of colors and are made from different metals from real iron base metal to brass and copper. There is another very good option and that is recycled metal tiles which not only add versatility and design to your bathroom or kitchen but are also eco friendly.
Asphalt which is still used on 90% of the homes in the country has an expected life of 15 to 30 years. Metal on the other hand is often guaranteed by warranty to last 50 years or longer! One thing to be careful about is the installation. Your professional contractor should be a specialist in this type of work. They must follow the manufacturers instructions exactly in order for you to benefit from the warranty. There are often stringent criteria for underlayment flashing preparation of the surface and the like that they must abide by to fulfill the requirements. Metal tile roofing is better at resisting the harshness and extremes of the elements than the more often applied asphalt.
These days more and more people are keeping up with the trend of using metal tiles as accent tiles in their backsplash. They are unique attractive and easy to install; in fact anyone with DIY skills can install them. Aside from their charm metal accent tiles are also quite easy to maintain. Like other things in the house you will eventually need to clean metal tiles to keep them looking good as new. You may use different types of maintenance and care for metal accent tiles depending on the type of metal tile you have and the effect that you want. For instance copper may be stained when it is exposed to moisture and air unless you seal it. However there are some people who prefer this type of aging.