The benefits of tile flooring
Tile floors are an attractive option which can complement and enhance any style of room, from minimalist dining rooms to rustic kitchens and nautical bathrooms. Their adaptability and aesthetic appeal have helped them maintain popularity over time, and for good reason. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of choosing tile flooring for your home.
Tiles are a strong and hard-wearing flooring option. Their resilience makes them ideal for high traffic areas and you won’t have to worry about them getting worn or shabby looking, as you would with carpet or laminate, for example. Tiles are, in fact, one of the most long lasting flooring options available. Thanks to this longevity, tiles are a cost effective option when you factor in lifespan.
If you are looking for a flooring option which is simple to maintain, tiles are a great choice. Cleaning tile floors is easy work, most of the time you will simply have to vacuum or sweep up any dust or debris. Spillages are not a serious matter either and can just be mopped up; well-installed tile and grout flooring is impervious to water. The simplicity of tile cleaning makes light work of keeping fresh looking tiles and makes this flooring ideal for those who don’t have the time to spend on frequent cleaning.
Cheap to maintain
The simple cleaning tasks needed for tiling also makes this surfacing an inexpensive one to maintain. Especially when compared to alternative flooring options – such as carpet and wood floorboards – the ongoing upkeep costs of tile flooring are minimal. For example, carpets can get expensive due to having to purchase specialist carpet cleaning products for spills and stains, waterproofing treatments, a carpet shampooer and periodic professional carpet cleaning. In contrast, none of this is necessary for tiles.
The smooth, sealed surface of tiles means that they don’t trap and harbor dirt, dust and allergens like other flooring, such as carpet, does. This can be a very appealing feature for those who suffer from allergies or asthma as reducing irritants, and subsequently promoting better air quality, can help manage such conditions.
Tiled floors can vary immensely in their look and design. This makes them a very versatile flooring option which can be used throughout the home. Pick between different materials – for example, ceramic, porcelain and natural stone – as well as a variety of sizes, colours and finishes for a different aesthetic. As well as the materials themselves, the layout pattern of your tiles is another factor for consideration which can contribute to the style of your flooring and room.
Ebberns is a tile specialist who can provide a huge range of high quality tiles for our Hertfordshire customers to choose from. With a wide variety of tile materials, designs and sizes to pick from, we are sure to have something to suit your home and tastes. Visit our tile showroom in Hemel Hempstead or contact our helpful team today for advice or further information about our products and services.