In a recent Houzz survey, respondents said that tile covers 23% of the floors in their homes. Why are ceramic tile floors so popular, you ask? It’s not just about the way tile looks, although the variety of attractive ceramic tile floor patterns certainly doesn’t hurt. Let’s take a look at the many benefits of ceramic tile floor installation.
- It’s durable
Tile doesn’t succumb to wear and tear quite as easily as other flooring materials, which makes it great for high traffic areas of the home. Because it is moisture resistant, ceramic tile is perfect for the bathroom or kitchen. It’s also fire resistant and scratch resistant.
- It’s cost-effective
When you consider the initial costs and the longevity of ceramic tile, it’s clear that this flooring material offers the best bang for your buck. While the initial cost of tile installation may be a bit higher than other flooring surfaces, the low upkeep and maintenance quickly make up for it.
- It’s versatile
Tile can be used in any room of the house, and actually, in some other countries, it’s not uncommon to see entire houses tiled wall to wall. Flooring isn’t the only application for tile either. Countertops, backsplashes, and porticos can all be tiled to match your home decorating style.
- It’s attractive
Tile comes in a number of different colors, styles, sizes, and finishes. Your texture options are nearly unlimited, including the look of natural stone like slate or marble. There are glossy finishes, matte finishes, and every color you can imagine. Ceramic tile is also known for its color permanence, meaning that the vibrance of the hue won’t fade in direct sunlight.
- It’s hygienic and easy to clean
Ceramic tile flooring is resistant to stains and odors and can be cleaned with a sponge or mop and any common household cleaner. Since the growth of allergens are significantly reduced, your home as a whole will have better air quality.