Every homeowner asks themselves this question at one point or another: how should I upgrade my floors? Should you opt for wood flooring, or is carpeting more your thing? Do you like tile, or are you partial to vinyl? What kind of flooring is most suitable for your home?
Our company has extensive experience installing just about every type of surface you can think of. Although each flooring option has its own advantages and strengths, we are particularly fond of tile. It is attractive, simple to install, and an inexpensive approach to making your home look great.
If you’re thinking of making a flooring change, consider the reasons why tiles are a worthwhile option:
As far as regular wear/tear and stains go, tile is incredibly resilient and ideal for high-traffic settings. Its impact resistance isn’t strong, though – if something heavy is dropped on tile, the flooring is liable to crack.
Since tile is durable, upkeep is minimal. You’ll need to clean them, just as you would anything else that becomes dirty. Every four or five years, a sealant should be applied on the tile. Besides that, there isn’t much tile maintenance to concern yourself with.
Ceramic tiles happen to be a cost-effective flooring option. After installing tile flooring, you likely won’t spend any more money to maintain it, making them a worthwhile choice, financially-speaking. Granted, this is contingent on the kind of tile used – there are high-quality tiles available, though they tend to be costly.
The glazed layer of protection on the surface of ceramic tiles makes them resistant to stain penetration and water damage. This is the reason you often see tiles on bathroom floors.
Ceramic tiles are also humidity-resistant, which makes them perfect for spaces that are naturally moist or excessively hot.
Clay, sand, glass, and other raw materials are used to produce tile. Sometimes, they are combined with recycled materials, which produces ceramic tiles. Such tiles can minimize heating and cooling bills, as your home will be kept warm in colder seasons and cool in hotter ones. This is because tiles serve as a type of insulation, making them an economical choice.
Tile installation can end up being quite profitable for you when the time comes to sell your home. In several instances, having tile added to a floor has increased a house’s resale value tremendously. Attractive tiles can potentially add resale value to your home.
Kilns are used to produce tiles, which are fired at very high temperatures. As such, they do not contain any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOCs can be a strong contributor to a variety of health issues. Other flooring types (such as carpet and vinyl) contain a low output of VOC, however, the amount of VOCs in tiles are minimal.