Ceramic tile can be a very cost-effective flooring material. It has the advantage of being easy to maintain, and tile is available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and finishes, making it easy to fit into any design plan, from Victorian to contemporary. Ceramic tile is highly stain- and water-resistant, making it a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens. Tile can be cold underfoot, and it is susceptible to cracking. However, anti-fracture membranes may be used under tile to help prevent cracking, and individual tiles and small sections can be easily replaced without redoing an entire floor, provided that matching tiles are readily available.