Because tile is durable and maintenance is simple, it makes an excellent choice for your home. There are so many colors, styles, shapes, and finishes that customizing your tile flooring is easy and limitless. In fact, we’ve collected six reasons why we think tile makes a great choice for your floor.
6 Reasons Tile Flooring Is A Great Choice
1. Durability is Hard to Beat
Ceramic and stone tile flooring is durable and stands up to regular wear and tear without showing signs of aging. By comparison, carpet, laminate and even wood will show their age over time. That is not the case with tile. In the event a tile does break, that individual tile can be removed and replaced, making the entire floor look like new. When other types of flooring wear out, the entire surface needs to be replaced.
2. Versatile and Easy to Clean
From porches to bathrooms, tile flooring works in any room. Tile is common in areas that are prone to messes – like entryways – where people may have wet or muddy shoes or kitchens where spills may occur. Tile flooring is often used in bathrooms because steam or water that sloshes over the edge of a tub will not damage it. Tile is used in these areas partly because it is durable, but also because it is easy to clean.
3. Almost Limitless Design Options
Tiles come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. Combine that with different patterns, and tiles can be laid out in a completely custom and unique look. You can achieve a sleek monochrome look by using tiles in the same color, or use different sizes and lay them out in an alternating pattern. Alternatively, choose tiles in complementing colors to create slight detail, or add some old world charm and create an intricate repeating pattern using brightly colored tiles. Whatever look you want to achieve can be accomplished using tile flooring.
4. Different Textures and Looks
With so many styles and colors you are sure to find the perfect tile for your project. There are even tiles that look like very realistic wood. This is a great way to get the look of wood, but with the function and ease of maintenance that comes with tile. The tiles can be installed right up against one another with no grout lines, to mimic the look of real wood flooring.
5. Create a Mixed Media Look
Stone and ceramic tile flooring can be mixed with other flooring materials in open concept floorplans – as one space transforms into another and the flooring changes consider alternating the materials. This will create a very modern look that is edgy, visually appealing, and stunning.
6. Heated Floors
A major perk of tile is that electric heating elements can be laid underneath the tile during the installation process, creating a heated floor. The tiles will radiate the heat evenly and retain the heat for a period of time after the element is turned off. Installing a heated floor adds to the expense of the project, but if you’re tired of cold floors, the benefits outweigh the cost.
Things to Consider When Selecting Tile
It is best to avoid light color grout or thick grout lines in high traffic areas, like an entryway. If exposed to dirty boots and shoes on a regular basis, the tile flooring will look grimy. Grout can be scrubbed back to its original look, but with some careful planning, you can select a layout that will compliment the space.
When selecting tile flooring, it is best to avoid glass tiles. Glass tiles do not offer the level of durability that ceramic and stone tile flooring offers. Glass can be used on backsplashes and shower surrounds, but is not ideal for flooring as dirt or stones on the floor can scratch the tile and damage the surface.
Find the Right Tile Flooring For Your Home
Tile flooring is a great choice for your floor because it offers the most durable option while still providing a huge array of styles and patterns that match all decors. The benefits of tile flooring make it a great addition to any room and is a perfect fit around your house. To learn more, or find out about getting tile installed in your home, get in touch with us today.