Your floors may seem like a part of the home that really doesn’t make a huge difference. Change them, however, and you’ll be shocked at just how big the impact can be on the home. One of the best flooring choices you can make is to go with a tile floor.
Tile floors are becoming more and more popular when it comes to home improvements. There are a number of reasons for this. Most boil down to the practical advantages that tile offers homeowners. Let’s take a closer look.
I don’t have to tell you that the floors of your home take a beating. We’ve all experienced the “deer tracks” on carpets. Deer tracks are the flattening of a path across a high traffic area of carpet for those lucky enough to have never experienced it. Regardless, floors take a beating and tile is perhaps the best material when it comes to handling it. When you put tile down, you know it is going to last. These days, that means a lot.
The second advantage to tile is the color and design. If you are not familiar with tile, you might think only reddish brown squares are available. Nonsense! Tile comes in a host of colors and designs. You can even create mosaics or order custom designs and colors for your home.
Perhaps the greatest attribute of tile is it is easy to care for. You don’t need to wax it. You don’t need to steam clean it. Most of the time, you just need to brush it off. Dirt, mud and whatever other debris your family tracks into the home is no problem. This makes tile particularly great for entry points in the house.
Should you consider using tile for all your flooring areas? No. If there is one downside, it has to do with heat retention. Tile can get cold. You wouldn’t use it in a bedroom. Getting up in the middle of the night and putting your tootsies down on a cold tile floor would be no fun whatsoever!