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Are Tiled Countertops a Good Idea

Are Tiled Countertops a Good Idea

When people think of tile, many think of flooring, showers, and backsplashes. But have you ever considered tile for your countertops? If you are not a grandma, you may not be familiar with this trend that had its heyday in the 70’s and 80’s. But tiled countertops give you limitless artistic freedom and can be used to create stylish designs. Is artistic freedom enough to convince you to go for tiled counters? If you are still on the fence, The Grout Medic of Colorado Springs wants to help you by weighing out the pros and cons.


Well for starters, tile comes in a seemingly endless parade of colors, shapes, and patterns. You can really get creative with your design when you have this much variety at your disposal. While you are designing, you can even set the tile yourself. Unlike slab countertops which always require a professional, tile does not. If you have a steady eye and enjoy to DIY, go for it! Another tick on the pro column is that tile is extremely heat-resistant. So, next to your oven and stove, you will not need to worry about your tile becoming damaged from heat.


While tile is terribly tough, if you happen to drop something heavy onto them, they do run the risk of chipping or cracking. That being said, replacing one cracked or damaged tile is much cheaper and less involved than replacing a whole countertop. Another item to keep in mind is the grout. We know that along with tile comes grout. This is an inherently porous material that has the potential to stain if not sealed properly. And if you do end up laying the tile yourself, there is the potential for you to be left with a less-than-perfect job. All things to consider.

Overall, tile can be an amazing bargain. The materials themselves can run as low as $2 per square foot. And if you end up doing the job yourself? Well, your savings just keep coming. Tiled counters can give you a charmingly artistic touch or a sophisticated and modern Euro feel. The possibilities are endless. And if the dread of tiles cracking or chipping is the only thing holding you back, The Grout Medic of Colorado Springs is only a phone call away. We want to help you keep your countertops and your bank account looking nice.

By The Grout Medic 3-3-2020

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