More and more people are turning to tiles over other materials such as carpet in their homes, and they have very good reason to do so. Not only are tiles modern and sophisticated, they have a whole heap of advantages and pros, and very few reasons not to have them. To list them all would be endless, so below are just a few reasons that we feel everybody should have tiles in their homes.
Let’s start with one of the most important factors that anyone thinks when they are refurbishing their homes. Your budget. One of the joys of tiles is that there is something that will suit all budgets. If you want a carpet that will last, and stay looking great the whole time, the likelihood is that you will end up spending a fair amount of money. Tiles on the other hand are available in such a huge range of materials, that there is something for everyone, regardless of how much you have to spend, and the appearance of these will not alter over time either. For those with a smaller budget, materials like porcelain and ceramic are perfect, and luxurious materials such as marble, and granite are better for those with more time and a larger budget.
Although the exact amount of work needed is different for different materials, in general, tiles require very little maintenance compared with other floor materials. Bear in mind that specialist stones such as marble require more work than others; however, the majority of tiles require simple daily cleaning with soap and water. If you have tiles in wet areas, such as bathrooms, you will need to look into having them sealed if necessary to ensure that they are fully waterproof. Tiles are great for those people who suffer from allergies. Any pet hair and allergens including dust will not get stuck into tiles in the same way that they do in carpets, which means that they can be swept up, and will not irritate those who suffer with certain allergies, particularly pet ones.
Finally, they just look great. Having tiles in a home instantly makes it feel modern and stylish. Many people are concerned that they will make your home feel cold, but this simply is not the case. Not only are some materials actually warmer than others, the majority of tiles can be installed over a heat mat, which will prevent the tiles from feeling cold underfoot, and will actually help warm your whole home. Tiles are available in such a huge array of colours and styles, that regardless of what you are looking for, you will find something that will fit in perfectly with your style.