When you are building or renovating your home, one of the biggest decisions to make that will affect the comfort of your home is the type of flooring to choose.
There are many types of flooring options available, from carpet and polished concrete to timber or plastic types of floor coverings like linoleum, and even once you choose a material, you then must make decisions based on colours and matching with paint and furniture.
One of the better options when it comes to flooring; thanks to its versatility in colour and styles, is tiles. There are so many options that can leave your home looking far more enticing than any other type of floor. There are so many different types of tiles to choose from and we know it can all become a bit overwhelming, but to take the pressure off, here are just a few of the great reasons why you should choose tiles for your home.
Tiles are robust
Tiles are made to be tough and hard-wearing which makes them prefect for high foot traffic areas of your home. Carpet can quickly become damaged when there are lots of feet walking across it every day, and tiles are the best option to save money long-term in this case. With a quick weekly clean as well, your tiles will be looking new for decades.
Tiles are hygienic, easy to clean and better for your health
The density of tiles makes it almost impossible for mites or other allergy causing micro-organisms to thrive. This makes them a great option for anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma. The ease of cleaning also ensures that dirt won’t build up, like in carpet.
Even with tough to get rid of allergens like mould, tiles are way easier than any other floor covering available. Not only are they easy to clean and hygienic, tiles are also more environmentally friendly because of the ease to dispose of them when needed. Because they are made from natural elements, they break down like natural elements.
Tiles have anti-static properties
Sometimes you can get an electrically charged spark when walking on carpet or other floor coverings, however tiles have anti-static properties, and if you have ever wondered why they use tiles in operating theaters, this is the reason.
Tiles are scratch, crack and stain resistant
If you’ve ever had tiles before, you’ll understand how god they are in terms of cleaning and staying clean. You’ll also know how well they stay in new condition, no matter how harshly they are treated. They are a very good floor covering when it comes to scratches and scuffs, as its very hard to damage tiles with normal use, even when accidents happen. They can withstand high pressure, and they are also weather resistant and slip resistant. They also have great thermal properties, and keep your home cool in summer.
Tiles are a great wall or floor covering, and when it comes to long-term investment into your property, it’s hard to beat the value of tiles. Call us today to see how they can create value with your new floor coverings.