Everyone knows the standard benefits of tile flooring: durability and low maintenance. However, there are other benefits that you need to know about that may not be as obvious. What are those unique benefits you can’t get with carpet or laminate? Read the list below to get a whole new look at tile flooring benefits.Floor Tiles Cape Town
1. Save the Environment
Tiles come in so many different materials and all of them have different eco-friendly characteristics. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are easily manufactured from clay, which is a sustainable resource. However, even quarried stone can make an excellent environmentally-friendly choice since new technologies have allowed those quarries to be reclaimed much faster, preventing and reducing damage to the environment. Stone tile can also be recycled and lasts a very long time.
2. Make Your Indoor Air Quality Better
Carpet fibres can hide lots of pollen and dirt and can be difficult to keep clean. Laminates, while easier to maintain, are also made of synthetic materials that off-gas Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that pollute indoor air. If you suffer asthma, a natural tile floor is a must to maintain high indoor air quality. Not only are they easier to sweep clean, but they do not off-gas like other materials. Tiles are very effective on entryways where people can track in dirt and allergens on a regular basis.
3. Reduce the Need for Indoor Cooling
Tiles, particularly stone tiles, tend to feel cooler than carpet and laminate. In hot climates, tiles are a particularly attractive choice because of their ability to maintain cooler temperatures in the home. Ceiling fans and tile floors can make a space comfortable when other homes might have to resort to expensive air conditioning, particularly if they have carpeting, which tends to warm a floor.
4. Use With Radiant Floor Heating
If you live in a colder climate, tiles can still be the perfect choice when you pair them with radiant floor heating. In this way, you get the best of both worlds: cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. While you can put radiant floor heating under laminate floors, however, it is easier to damage the flooring this way because laminate is not as water-resistant as ceramic or stone.
Thus, ceramic and stone tiles work much better in the event that moisture is released. They are also very good at retaining and conducting heat longer than laminate, even after the system has been shut off. Imagine the pleasure of putting your foot down on this bathroom tile floor and having radiant flooring underneath.
Benefits Beyond the Ordinary
Don’t forget, these are benefits that people don’t necessarily think about when they are considering tile flooring. I didn’t even include the standard benefits of having a very durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean floor. When you are looking for something beyond the ordinary, you should think about including tile floors in your home. The benefits of tile flooring speak for themselves.
When you want a high quality beautiful and unique floor that can withstand exposure to water, is environmentally-friendly, and natural, the choice is obvious: tiles. Add to that the fact that you can make a room cooler or warmer (if you use radiant heating) and increase the resale value of your home, then there is no contest. When compared to carpeting or laminates, tiles win every time.
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