The cost of making cement is so much higher than it was a few decades ago that many homeowners and contractors now turn to ceramic tile.
In fact, nearly all cement used in the United States today comes from ceramic tile (though some manufacturers still use cement from stone quarries).
In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of ceramic tile vs. cement in your home and business.
Pros and cons Pros: Cost Effective: It’s cheaper to make cement from ceramic than it is from cement.
Most cement companies will charge you between $3 and $4 per cubic foot for their ceramic tiles, compared to $15 and $20 for their cement from stones.
Cons: No one has figured out why.
Some experts speculate that it’s because it’s harder to work with and therefore easier to use.
Also, if you can’t afford to buy ceramic tile from a well-established cement company, you may be better off using cement from a local manufacturer.
A ceramic tile floor will last longer than a concrete floor, making it more cost-effective.
A solid ceramic tile is durable, and it will last for many years, even after you have the floor replaced.
The ceramic tile can be installed without much fuss, so you can avoid a lot of the maintenance that you’d normally have to do.
No waste: There is no need to purchase ceramic tile to replace a concrete slab.
The tile you’re replacing will look different from the one you just bought, so there’s no need for a new slab to be installed.
You can then re-use the tile for many different applications.
And since it can be reused without requiring a new installation, ceramic tile also has the potential to be used in a wide range of commercial projects.
In many cases, you’ll want to avoid concrete floors entirely, since ceramic tile will be less expensive to replace than cement.
Plus, ceramic tiles are more durable than concrete and cement, so it’s likely that you’ll be able to reuse your tile on a regular basis.
Concrete can also be more expensive to install than ceramic tiles because of the cost of the cement used.
The higher cost of cement is usually offset by the lower cost of ceramic tiles.
But the two materials do have their own advantages.
They’re both solid, and ceramic tiles will last much longer.
Also: You’ll be using a lot less concrete in your building than you would with ceramic tiles and cement.
That means you can use less cement in the long run.
The more expensive cement will eventually wear out, which could lead to expensive repairs and structural damage.
You may have to buy another cement for a concrete basement or basement floor.