When ceramic tile walls or floors are the choice, many times the consumer falsely assumes that tile provides a waterproofing function. This is a very common misperception that typically remains unaddressed during the sales pitch by either seller or the buyer. The result of this assumption is sometimes only realized after substantial damage has occurred to the customer's structure -- possibly months but, more often, years later. To add insult to injury, the warranty on the work usually has long since expired and, in many cases of water damage and resulting mold issues, there is no insurance coverage.
However, to get a better handle on the greatness of water, you'll have to consult an issue of National Geographic. Here at National Floor Trends, we care about floors. We want to buy them right, sell them to our customers and have them installed in problem-free fashion.