Tile flooring is well-known for its durability and low maintenance. There are many other benefits to tile flooring that are not as obvious.
Take a look at the following list to see more tile flooring benefits.
#1 Save the Environment
There are many types of tiles and each one has its own eco-friendly characteristics. Clay is a renewable resource that can be used to make ceramic and porcelain tiles. Stone tile is also recyclable and can last a long time. Limestone, such as the one on this floor, can be recycled if it is harvested responsibly.
#2 Install when water is near
Carpeting cannot withstand the wet environment of ceramic or stone tile. Even laminates can warp if they are constantly exposed to moisture. Although porous stones, such as limestone, are more resistant to water than tiles made from marble, they are less slippery in wet conditions. They will not deteriorate if they are a little damp. This is why tiles are often chosen for kitchens and bathrooms, which have a greater chance of spillage.
#3 Improve Indoor Air Quality
Carpet fibers are difficult to clean and can conceal a lot of dirt and pollen. Laminates are easier to maintain but also contain synthetic materials that emit Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs that pollute indoor air. Natural tile floors are a great option for asthma sufferers. They are easier to clean than other materials and they don’t off-gas as much. The tiles are great for entryways where dirt and allergens can be tracked.
#4 Reducing the need for indoor cooling
Stone tiles and tile are more comfortable than laminate and carpet. Tiles are an attractive option in hot climates because they can maintain cooler temperatures inside the home. If you have tile floors and ceiling fans, it can make your space more comfortable than other homes that might need to use expensive air conditioning. This is especially true if the floor has carpeting which tends to heat up. This sitting space has high ceilings and is a great place to relax.
#5 Use Radiant Floor Heating
Radiant floor heating can be a great option for those who live in colder climates. Imagine the joy of putting your feet on this bathroom tile floor with radiant flooring underneath. Radiant floor heating can be installed under laminate flooring, but it is more difficult to damage laminate floors than ceramic or stone. Ceramic and stone tiles are better at conducting heat than laminate.
#6 Get a Unique Look
Laminates and carpets can be very similar in design. Laminates can look just like tile or mimic wood designs but will not give you the custom look of a tile project. You can have tiles cut to your specifications and laid in different patterns to make stunning pieces of art. Tiles are a versatile and beautiful flooring option that offers a lot more than other types. You don’t need to make fancy cuts in order to achieve a unique look. Marble tiles, for example, will always look unique in every home because of the individual veins and colors. Stone tiles are the best choice if you want an individual look. Even if the pattern is repeated.
#7 Increase the Resell Value of Your House
Many people who are looking for a home will overlook houses with poor flooring. Many home buyers will pay more for quality flooring than they would for tile or wood floors. Remodeling the kitchen with BELK Tile can increase the resale price.