Tile floors are a great way to lower energy costs and up the aesthetic appeal of your home. Tile doesn’t trap as much heat as another flooring, especially carpeting, keeping your home cooler during the summer months. Tile flooring is also more durable than you might expect and is a great option for those with large animals. Here are a few more reasons why you should choose a tile floor.
Tile, in general, is a very low maintenance product. Ceramic tile can be easily cleaned with warm water, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals.
Indoor air quality is an important consideration, whether or not you or anyone in your family has allergies. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a large contributor to a variety of health problems and choosing a flooring with low-to-zero VOCs will help alleviate to prevent these issues. Since tile is fired in an extremely high-temperature kiln, there are no VOCs in the finished projects that could be released into the air.
Tile is also very inhospitable to bugs, dust, bacteria, and mold, making it a great choice for those with allergies.
Not only are many tile companies today ‘closed loop’, meaning they recycle a large portion of their product, but ceramic and porcelain tile are some of the most durable and long-lasting flooring on the market. While laminate, carpeting, and other flooring options will need to be replaced periodically, the properly installed tile will last a lifetime.
Are you looking to add a beautiful tile floor to your home? Contact us at First US Floors today and we’ll help you get started!