This blog is for the price conscious, yet artsy Indianapolis kitchen remodeler. As we have been discussing kitchen remodeling and how choosing a kitchen countertop fits into that process, perhaps you have been a bit discouraged at the price tag. You can have a stunning countertop and stick to your budget when you choose the following option: ceramic tile. You don’t have to sacrifice beauty for budget with our Indianapolis kitchen remodelers. In ancient times, ceramic tiles were works of art, being formed and painted entirely by hand, but today ceramic tiles are made from clay in a process called either dry pressing or dust pressing. A clay tile is formed under enormous pressure, glaze is applied (usually) and then the tile is baked in a kiln. A multicolored or patterned tile is achieved by adding different colors of glaze, requiring each color to be fired separately. Some ceramic tiles are unglazed; if you choose this option, they must be sealed for kitchen use. Good news for cooks in the kitchen is that this whole process gives ceramic tile strength, which makes it both heat resistant and scratch resistant. Tile is very resistant and holds up well against stains, water, and even mildew. Choosing a ceramic tile in your Indianapolis kitchen remodeling project will be a much more cost effective option. This countertop option will give you a wide variety of choices in the $11 to $30 per square foot range. As any Indianapolis kitchen remodeler will tell you, ceramic tiles can be the focal point of your kitchen because the design possibilities are endless. There are several different options for glaze for your ceramic tile in your Indianapolis kitchen. The glaze finish on a tile can be matte or high gloss. This method of glaze application will also give the tiles different looks and textures. Tiles come in solid colors or beautiful patterns and mosaics. You can also use multicolored tiles for a striking design. Another option is to create a mosaic and then surround it with plainer tiles in a coordinating color. To further demonstrate their versatility, tiles can also be cut to almost any shape with the proper tile cutting tools. Consult your Indianapolis kitchen remodeler for help in installing the tiles. Several issues are important during installation. The surface must be level and absolutely stable, otherwise tiles will crack with any movement. Tiling around a sink can be a bit tricky; you must decide whether you are going to do a “tile in” or a “self rimming” installation. You also must consider how you will edge the tile. Our expertise as kitchen remodelers in Indianapolis allows you to create a welcoming and beautiful kitchen while considering your functional needs and budget. Installation is a quick and pain free process performed by our professional and courteous technicians. We will combine your ideas with our know-how to create you a kitchen that is perfect for your family and your budget. Booher Building Company of Indianapolis is your expert for all of your bath remodeling, kitchen remodeling, deck building, or home improvement needs. As a trusted kitchen remodeler and home improvement specialist, you can count on us for quality and assurance. Call us at (317) 852-5546.