Glossy floor tiles are suitable for laying in the bathroom, living room, kitchen or even terrace. Depending on where they are laid, attention should be paid to the appropriate slip resistance and abrasion class.
Shine through sealing
Tiles and slabs are often provided with a surface protection, depending on the material. Earthenware and terracotta tiles are impregnated. Sealing is also required for marble, not for slate.
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The seals protect the floor covering from dirt and keep it from moisture penetration. They form a protective film on the tile surface and thus withstand the stresses and strains.
In contrast to the impregnation, seals are also visually recognizable. They give shine and intensify the color. In rooms in which a certain slip resistance must be given, the respective classification of the floor tiles must be observed.
Surface coating with lotus effect
In the 1980s, manufacturers started applying special water-repellent coatings. These are mainly used indoors. The surface structure is adjusted so that a lotus effect is created and the water droplets can run off.
Regularly cleaning the shiny floor tiles is a nuisance. However, high-gloss tiles quickly look neglected due to water stains and streaks.
Cleaning the shiny floor tiles
With the right equipment, the highlights will be cleaned quickly.
- vacuum cleaner
- Mop bucket
- Vinegar essence
- Flat floor wiper
You can find high-gloss tiles in the Hornbach range.de, fliesen24.com and at mosafil.de in mosaic design. A wide variety of materials and colors are available for glossy floor tiles. The price starts at around 35 euros per square meter.
Colors from white to turquoise
There are hardly any limits to the imagination when laying, various bright and strong colors are available. Glossy floor tiles in a combination of white and black look modern and go well with trendy furniture.Tips & Tricks Glossy floor tiles can be easily cleaned with vinegar and water. This way, there are no streaks or unsightly water droplets.