At some point in the life of your home, the day will arrive when you need to consider replacing or upgrading your flooring. Carpeting, laminate flooring, hardwood, Marmoleum and the wide variety of other surfacing materials all have their individual benefits and drawbacks. Some are more costly and last longer, while others are more budget-friendly but may require more maintenance long term.
Of all the flooring investments you can make though, tile flooring offers the best overall return on your investment. So, what’s so great about tile?
The Benefits of Tile Flooring
Here are 7 reasons why tile flooring is a great long-term investment for your home:
1. Lifetime Durability
Today’s flooring tiles are fabricated from some of the most durable and beautiful materials on earth. Other flooring materials such as hardwood, carpeting, and even laminate flooring begin to lose their luster and look worn after just a few years, even with careful maintenance. Modern tiles are incredibly resistant to abrasion and impact damage, and replacing the occasional broken tile is much less expensive than removing a carpet stain or attempting to restore a hardwood floor.
2. Easy to Maintain
Tile floors offer the best possible maintenance scenario for homeowners. Cleaning carpets can be a multi-day, work-intensive process, even if you choose to have your carpets professionally cleaned rather than doing it yourself. Hardwood floors are notoriously difficult to repair and maintain, and they do not wear well even with hardened finishes and carefully arranged runner rugs that will also need regular cleaning. As for laminate flooring, the more you clean it, the faster it tends to fade. Need to clean a tile floor? All you need is a little warm water and a mop to clean up any accumulated dust and grit that tends to build up through daily use.
3. Widest Variety of Options
Due to the nature of its construction, tile flooring makes it easy to select exactly the right color and texture to suit your overall design aesthetic. Better still, tile also gives you the option of mixing and matching materials and color palettes to give your flooring a one of a kind look, particularly if you cut and shape your tiles to create unique patterns for each room. Best of all though, many tiles reproduce the appearance of hardwood and natural stone with much greater durability and fewer maintenance hassles.
4. Improves Your Indoor Air Quality
This is a key benefit of tile flooring that no other flooring option can provide. In other flooring materials, such as carpeting or laminate, there are often trace amounts of toxic compounds that occur during manufacturing or accumulate on the surface over time. Tiles are made using a high temperature kilning process, providing a finished product that contains no trace volatile organic compounds. Even the grout used in tiling can be purchased with zero volatile organic compounds, making tile the best choice for improving the overall indoor air quality of your home.
5. Best Hypoallergenic Flooring
Allergies and asthma make tile flooring an ideal option, as they do not trap and accumulate dust and allergens like carpeted floors. Carpet provides an ideal breeding ground for dust mites, bacteria, germs, and even mold, but the natural hardness of tile makes it virtually impregnable to airborne contaminants and makes it much easier to keep your home dust and allergen free.
6. Green Manufacturing
In terms of environmental impact, tile generates less waste and allows for easier recycling of materials than other flooring manufacturing processes. This means less clean water is used, and there is less production material that will be hauled to landfills or disposal treatment facilities. Many floor tiles are also made of recycled materials, further reducing their environmental impact. If how your flooring impacts the environment is important to you, tile is hands down the greenest option.
7. Best Value vs. Cost
The upfront costs of buying and installing a tile floor may seem somewhat steep, but the initial costs are far outweighed by the savings in maintenance over time and lifespan of a tile floor when compared to other flooring materials. Periodic costs for carpet cleanings, laminate refurbishment, and hardwood floor treatments aren’t an issue with tile floors, and you won’t have to expend the same time and effort to maintain tile compared to other flooring options.
Get Your Tile With A Smile
Overall, tile flooring presents the best value and return on investment of any flooring option currently available. Tile lasts a lifetime, has fewer maintenance needs, provides the greatest number of design options, and encourages the best overall indoor air quality.
Need help choosing your tile flooring? Whether you are refinishing your flooring or installing a floor in a new home, the experts at Remnant King Carpets are ready to help you take those next steps for better flooring in your home. Contact us today to find out how you can have your new tile flooring installed in your home without breaking the bank.