Flooring makes or breaks the design of any home remodeling project. Designers and contractors nearly always recommend installing new flooring in any room you decide to remodel due to the impact it has on the overall look, durability, and longevity of your investment. Right now, the best flooring investment you can make is ceramic tile flooring. Out of all your flooring options, it provides the greatest benefit for the least cost in terms of materials, upkeep, and increasing the overall value of your home. Here are 8 reasons you should choose tile flooring for your next home remodeling project:
1. Costs: Initial Vs. Long Term
Let’s begin with the bottom line: purchasing and installing tile flooring can vary a great deal depending on where you go and who you pay to install your tile versus installing it yourself. The good news is that if you find tile you like at a price that is affordable, installing it yourself is not particularly difficult, even if you are not the most skilled of DIY homeowners. Tile floors need far less maintenance and refinishing over time compared to other flooring options, and it is rare to need to replace entire sections of tile floor. Best of all, tile ages exceptionally well compared to just about every other flooring option out there. Even if you spend a bit more up front for materials and installation, the long-term benefit provides a tremendous return on investment, both in the value of your home and the utility of your new high-quality ceramic tile floor.
2. Variety of Design
Ceramic tile flooring offers quite possibly the greatest variety of design over hardwood, carpeting, and laminate flooring. Not finding just the look or color scheme you want for your flooring? With tile, that’s never a problem. There are even incredibly durable ceramic tiles that mimic the appearance of hardwood and natural stone, allowing you to enjoy the look of a hardwood or stone floor without the expensive upkeep and maintenance.
Do you have limited cleaning time every week? Don’t spend hours scrubbing, oiling, or vacuuming and shampooing your flooring. Get a tile floor and all you need is a little warm water and a mop. Sure, you will need to clean the grout between tiles occasionally, and kitchen cleanup for tile is a bit more involved, but as a whole, you will spend far less time and money keeping your tile floor looking great compared to any other type of flooring.
4. Superior Air Quality
There are many different flooring options that carry traces of volatile organic compounds in their construction materials, particularly carpeting. Thanks to the kiln-firing process used to create ceramic tile, your new tile floor contains no traces of volatile organic compounds or other potentially toxic byproducts that result from its manufacture. If you want cleaner, safer air for you and your family, tile flooring is the way to go.
5. Freedom From Allergens
Carpet and rug fibers collect pollen, dust, dirt, pet hair, and other allergens every time you open or close exterior doors or walk across them. For anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies or knows someone who does, this is an absolute deal breaker in terms of flooring options. Tile flooring allows you to sweep all those allergens up and get them out of your home quickly and easily.
6. Easy Cleanup
Do you have pets in your home? Kids? You are going to be cleaning up your floor on a regular basis, and nothing is easier to clean up than tile when it comes to pet mess, kid mess, or messes in general. If you are remodeling and have four legged or two legged family members in your home, do yourself a favor and put in tile flooring. You will thank yourself many times over in the future.
7. Go “Green” With Tile
One of the unique benefits of tile flooring is its reduced impact on the environment. Modern tile manufacturers reuse water and manufacturing materials to minimize waste and the amount of water and byproducts that are sent to landfills and water treatment facilities. Best of all, ceramic tiles can also be recycled from old homes and reused in other environmentally friendly functions. If environmental impact and longevity are important to you when sourcing your home remodeling materials, it is hard to find a “greener” option than ceramic tile.
There are tile floors that were installed half a century ago that still look as pristine and beautiful as the day they were laid down. Carpeting, hardwood, and laminate flooring cannot make similar claims, and you’d be hard-pressed to find an example of pristine fifty-year-old flooring that can live up to tile’s reputation. Better still, if you should happen to break a tile during the lifetime of your home, all you need to do is get a matching tile and replace the broken one.
Looking to install new flooring? Planning to make tile floor your next choice for your home remodeling project? Call or visit Remnant King Carpets today at one of our two locations in Everett and Ballard, WA. Let us help you choose the right design and style for your new tile floor at a price that fits your budget.