One would not think that there could ever be a benefit to tiling your walls, especially because more than three quarters of homes just paint over their concrete walls, and though this is good, but tiling your walls is even better. As with tiling your floors, ceramic tiles is the most used form of tiling for the wall too. Ceramic tiles provide a beautiful and a long lasting look to your wall, irrespective of how your home looks.
The other advantage of using ceramic tiles is that it is almost impossible to mark or stain those tiles unlike paint that needs to be washed regularly.
It is left to the home owner’s discretion which rooms they choose to install wall tiles in. It is advisable that whichever rooms the owner chooses; amongst them must be the bathroom, and the kitchen. The obvious reason for wall tiling these 2 rooms is because of the inevitability of marks and stains on the wall. When cooking grease will stick to the wall at some point and it’s much easier to clean off on tiles than paint.
The bathroom is a steamy place and soap marks and scum are likely to occur, so wall tiles will prevent such stains and marks sticking to your bathroom wall. The only requirement in keeping kitchen and bathroom tiles from having mould in between the tiles forming is to make sure that after cooking or bathing you open the windows to provide enough ventilation to your tiles, so they can remain dry. It is best to do a thorough research when tiling your floors and it’s recommended that one uses semi vitreous or impervious tiles to tile their kitchen and bathroom walls.
Wall tiles can be installed directly onto dry walls, plaster or they can be installed onto green dry wall or cement backer board. It is important to also be aware of whether you desire a pattern on your wall, because you can get creative when tiling your walls, and every square meter you have a colourful pattern on your wall.