Here are five benefits of installing tile floors in your home:
1. It Will Last a Long Time
According to Cox, “Most people are looking for that harder, more durable surface when they decide to install tile.” Two tile options in particular—ceramic and porcelain—are known for their resilience and long-lasting characteristics. Most tile, however, will last for many years if it’s cared for properly. This includes a proper installation and careful cleaning with non-abrasive, non-acidic products.
2. It Comes in a Variety of Options
When it comes to finding the right tile flooring, you’ll have a wide range of options in terms of color and style. Beth Sanders, a design consultant within the national Do it Best Corporation, points to this versatility as a main selling point of tile. Sanders says, “A lot of people love the wood look, but you obviously can’t put wood flooring in high-moisture areas like bathrooms. There are so many options now with tile that has the wood look. People love it.”
3. It’s Healthy
Tile floors can also help preserve your indoor air quality. Tile is fired in high-temperature kilns, meaning it carries little to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can contribute to a wide variety of health problems. And for the health of the environment, programs like Daltile’s Greenworks initiative are aimed at lessening the flooring industry’s carbon footprint.
4. It Requires Less Maintenance
If your tile floors are glazed, they require very little maintenance. Tile is also great at withstanding water, spills, and pet accidents, if it is sealed correctly. Sanders says, “That is one of the best selling points of tile. Soap and water will clean up any spill, and a lot of the grouts on the market are 100 percent stain-resistant.”
Before choosing your new tile flooring, be sure to measure your room accurately. Then work with a specialist like Cox or Sanders to turn your flooring plan into reality. If you’re a visual type, try a room visualizer tool to help your design choices come to life.