Paint Vs Tile - The Ultimate Showdown
While choosing between waterproof paint and tiles for your home, it is important to consider the pros and cons of each option. Hence we have listed some of them in detail, along with other factors that can help you make an informed decision –
Moulds are likely to grow on tiles and paints but are more likely to take hold in damp areas with little or no ventilation. However, waterproof paints from Asian Paints are specially formulated with chemicals that help prevent mould growth, hence becoming an ideal anti mould waterproofing solution.
Ease of maintenance
Waterproof paint is easy to apply, and also the maintenance does not much value investment, as paints these days come with ease of cleaning, such as Asian Paint’s waterproof paints!
Although waterproof tiles are easy to clean and maintain, they are rather expensive investments both in terms of purchase and installation. However, with Asian Paint as your waterproofing partner, you are sure to receive the best quality products at the most affordable price. Moreover, if you use epoxy-based tile grout, it can increase the longevity of your tiles, making them stay intact for years to come.
Pro tip - Asian Paints SmartCare tile grout is a superior epoxy-based especially designed for use in the application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. It provides excellent water resistance and increases the durability of tiles.
Although waterproof tiles are long-lasting, they are costly in terms of purchase, and installation. It is time-consuming to install tiles, while on the other hand, waterproof paints are not only durable but also provide an affordable, and easy-to-apply, waterproofing solution for your home.
When it comes to designing bathrooms, waterproof tiles are a smart choice. Because the bathroom is the most vulnerable area of your house exposed to water sources. However, tile floors are infamous for cooling down during the winter months. So be prepared for some chilly feet once the winter season kicks in.
On the other hand waterproof paints when used with Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Proof, not only offer great protection but also minimise discomfort and are also an easy-to-maintain solution.
Waterproof tiles may not offer the ultimate protection if the tile gaps are not filled with proper grouting material, either cement-based or epoxy-based grouts. The gaps in tiles can lead to water seepage, which would ultimately lead to dampness. However, this permeability issue can be resolved by choosing Asian Paint’s SmartCare Tile Adhesives which have water resistant ability.
Pro-Tip - Asian Paint’s SmartCare Tile Adhesive for normal application is the best choice for both interior and exterior tiles. It has a long pot life and does not require water curing or pre-soaking of tiles. Moreover, it comes as a ready-to-use mixture consisting of cement, sand and special additives, making its application extremely easy with ultimate water resistance
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