The Benefits Of Tile Flooring

Sep 7, 2021 | Tile | 0 comments

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The Benefits Of Tile Flooring

Everyone understands the usual benefits of using tile on floors and walls:

Low maintenance and high durability.

But there are many other benefits with fitting tiles that you may not be aware of.

These benefits cannot be found with carpet or laminate, and may just tip your decision next time you’re thinking about renovating your floor.

Eco Friendly Tiles

Tiles can be harvested from a variety of sources, and they all have characteristics that are good for the environment.

Clay is a sustainable resource and the main ingredient when it comes to making porcelain and ceramic tiles.

Even stone brought from quarries is more environmentally friendly harvested these days.

The materials can be claimed from the ground at a much faster rate, reducing the effect on nature.

Many tile materials last a very long time and at the end of their life can be recycled.

Floor Tiles For Wet Rooms

Carpet is notorious in parts of the house that will see a great deal of moisture, and even laminate — despite all its numerous other strengths — cannot withstand dampness to the level tile can.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that some tile materials (such as marble) will be slippery underfoot when wet, whereas others (like limestone) provide some much-needed grip even when wet.

Tiles simply will not degrade the way other flooring materials will under the constant onslaught of water, and it is for that reason that most people choose tiles for their bathrooms and kitchens.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

When initially installed, laminate can give off toxic compounds that pollute the quality of indoor air.

Meanwhile, carpet is notorious for holding on to dirt, dust, and other allergens, making it next to impossible to keep clean.

For asthma sufferers, tile is the perfect flooring material.

It keeps the indoor air quality high, are easy to sweep clean, and don’t give off noxious chemical compounds like other flooring materials.

Tiles are even good in areas of the home that will see a great deal of foot traffic, as dirt and mud can be more easily removed.

That’s what makes them perfect for entryways and corridors.

Reduce The Need For Indoor Cooling

In hot climates, stone tiles are the preferred option as they will feel much cooler underfoot than laminate or carpet.

Where homes fitted with carpet or laminate might have to depend on air conditioning, tile floors work well in tandem with ceiling fans to keep the temperature of a home cool.

Tiles For Underfloor Heating

Even in colder climates, tile can be the ideal choice as it can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating.

You get the best of both worlds: warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer!

Although underfloor heating can be installed under wood or laminate flooring, such flooring types do not do well when there is a leak and the floor becomes wet.

An added bonus is even after the heating system is turned off, tiles have the uncanny ability to keep hold of that heat for much longer periods than other flooring options.

Get Unique Tiles

Laminate and carpets come in simple and un-decorative designs most of the time.

Laminate is nothing more than wannabe wood: as evidenced by the fact most laminate designs are based on trying to fool people into believing they are real wood!

Tile designs can be cut into shapes of your choosing to create truly artistic designs in the home.

Much like the more expensive hardwood flooring option, tiles look different in every home even if they are the same design.

This is because each knot, curl, and vein is different, like natural wood.

Increase The Resale Value Of Your Home

Bad flooring is one of the biggest turn off’s for new home buyers.

They are willing to pay far more for a home with excellent flooring as they won’t have to shell out for the extra cost of having to replace it.

Tiles also have a much longer life and are far more likely to last until you decide to move out.

The same cannot be said of laminate, much less carpet.

As one of the most important rooms in the home, tiling your kitchen can add tremendous value to your home.

Conclusion

The benefits listed above are those most people don’t know or even think about.

It is at least worth considering tiling some of the rooms in your home to get access to all these terrific benefits.

Not only are tile floors beautiful, they’re unique, resistant to water damage, made with environmentally friendly standards, and completely natural.

When compared to carpet or laminate, tiles win by a country mile!

If you would like to learn more about our tiles flooring service, please see our service page, or call us directly to get your free consultation on your home.

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