Bathrooms and kitchens were the places in a house where tiles were first used.  The standard tiles used then were white square ceramic tiles that had four-inch square sizes.  Tile setters would make sure the bathroom walls were leveled well and would have 90 degree angles for each corner.  Back then, slopping the floor tiles to the drain was not done by many tile setters.  They relied on the tile spaces to make the flow down water to drain opening.

 Also during those early times there were still no moldings for the corners and the corners where the tiles meet were filled by white cement grouting.

 Improvement on white tiles

 The improvement on white tiles did not take long.  They came out with better white tiles that were more chip resistant.  Corner moldings also were manufactured that were rounded to make safer protruding corners.  The white tiles were slippery when wet especially with soapy water.  Many accidents have already happened in bathrooms that caused serious injuries and a few fatal ones.

 Plastic or rubberized bathroom floor mats were not yet available in the early times that could be put on top bathroom tiles.  Only fabric floor mats were used but had to be changed often when they get soaked.  They often served at same time as rags to wipe off water from the bathroom tiled floor.

 Improved tile setting  

 The tile setting of Bathroom Tiles Melbourne improved when it was made for floor tiles to be set with a slight slope towards the drain opening.  This made the floor less slippery because water drains off faster and the tiles can be dried off much faster.

 What took some time to improve was the grouting material.  White cement cracked easy and is too soft that it could be scraped off easily from between tiles.  When that happens, the tiles get soaked underneath and will have a tendency to lift off from its settings.

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