WHAT IS A ?
A is a ceramic product made from the mixture of various ceramic materials and passed through a hardening and solidification process for the purpose of strength and durability. For that reason, is usually brittle naturally except special ones made with special materials like the plastic and rubber sold in the market which are products of polymers and latex.
Different categories of such as wall and have their various method of making, thickness, sizes, surface appearance, and coloring, etc. to suit the intended purpose.
THE IMPORTANCE OF
serve no other purpose than to help create smoothness, rigidity, durability, strength, and beauty to the or walls of any .
Tiles have become a norm in modern building designs such that its application in any new building is unavoidable otherwise, the building may not show the real feature of a new one and some beauty of the may be hidden.
When it comes to using for floors:
- It helps to improve the floor’s surface appearance,
- Reduce the contamination of dust particles,
- Improves the coldness,
- Reduce access to rodents like rats that may find it difficult to run on the tiled ,
- help the ground of the for durability by reducing liquid like water and chemicals from entering into the concrete parts of the ,
- help the to look good for habitation, among other importance.
When it comes to using for walls:
- create special beauty to any where they are applied.
- Using wall tiles on the outside and inside of the building will prevent or reduce the penetration of water into the for places prone to seasonal flooding.
- are ideal for toilets and bathrooms due to the regular splashing of water in the and walls during their use. Hence, will ensure the water do not penetrate into the main wall raised with ordinary .
- can be used on the entire outside walls of a to avoid of the walls forever, hence, the may have its walls washed with pressurized water seasonally to reveal the beauty of the .
PROBLEM WITH TILING STAGE IN THE PROJECT
Among all the various stages of the project, the most confusing and hard to estimate stage is the and its tiling cost. The reason for that is based on the numerous types of with varying sizes and shapes in the market.
The will determine the method of tiling, and the number of materials to be used. Wrongly estimated costs and the labor cost of tiling had been a major area of confusion between the civil engineers/builders and the clients. It is entirely the job of the client to specify the exact to be used and the places that will need the within the before any cost and estimation will be done for that stage of the project after the market survey in regard to the specified .
HOW TO ESTIMATE THE COST OF AND ITS TILING
Estimating the cost of and the cost of tiling it will be based on specific mentioned by the client otherwise going into the market to get all the figures and estimates for all the types of is like going into the market to get prices of all the in the whole country.
To estimate the cost of tiling and the number of needed, obtain the volume of the overall areas in the for , and for the .
Obtain the size and specified by the client and use a measuring instrument to obtain a volume for one of the specified type. Then use the volume of a to divide the total volume of the areas that the will be applied, the figure gives you the total number of that for the areas you calculated.
The same method is applicable to all the different sizes and categories of .
MAJOR SIZES OF AND IN
The most commonly used size comes in a square form measuring about 1ft X 1ft used majorly for floors and outside walls.
Another popular size is the rectangular form , they measure about 1ft width X 2ft length, found in different colors and and used for both floors and walls.
The smallest size so far which is now becoming an old in the market usually comes in color and is used for the tiling of bathroom and toilet walls, measuring about ½ft X ½ft square in shape.
The higher grade of usually used for expensive comes in about 2ft X 2ft square.
THE CURRENT PRICE OF IN
According to their market description of size and types, here are the prices of the in the market:
THE POLISHED PORCELAIN PRICE
30 X 30 pack is between N2,500 to N2,750
40 x 40 pack is between N2,700 to N3000
THE UNPOLISHED PORCELAIN PRICE
30 x 60 pack is between N3, 500 to N4500
40 X 40 pack is between N2, 500 to N2, 750
THE VITRIFIED PRICE
30 X 60 pack is between N1500 to N1700
40 x 40 pack is between N1300 to N1600
30 x 30 pack is between N1000 to N1500
THE GRANITE PRICE
30 X 60 pack is between N5,500 to N6,000
30 x 30 pack is between N5,300 to N5,500
40 x 40 pack is between N6,500 to N6,750
60 x 60 pack is between N7,900 to N8000
Originally posted 2018-07-27 13:19:51.
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