You’ve obviously got many options to select from when it comes to installing new flooring. This is especially true when you are working with Floor Coverings International Hillsborough, where we have a huge flooring selection. Hardwood flooring, carpeting, and luxury vinyl have proven to be popular options in the greater Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton area, but tile flooring ranks very highly as well. Here are six reasons why you should choose tile flooring.
- Many Design Options
There are many types of tile flooring and they are available in many different styles. The most common varieties are ceramic, porcelain, glass, and mosaic. We also offer natural stone tile. Marble, granite, slate, and travertine are among the most popular natural stone options. Our tile selection varies quite a bit in terms of appearance, size options, and price, so we are sure to offer a tile that works for you.
One of the greatest strengths of tile flooring is its durability. The lifespan of ceramic and porcelain tile can be expected to be between 75 and 100 years, and natural stone tile varieties such as marble and granite can last well over 100 years. When you install a tile floor you know you are going to get many years of enjoyment out of it and a good return on your investment.
Another major benefit of tile flooring is that it requires very little maintenance. You’ll want to keep an eye on your grout to make sure any chips or divots are attended to. But, other than that, a bit of light sweeping and the occasional damp moping should be all you need to keep your tile floor looking great.
- Moisture Proof
Tile is obviously a common flooring option in kitchens and bathrooms. This isn’t just convention. Most tile is highly resistant to moisture, so it will hold up quite well to standing water or liquid spills. This means that tile is also a smart choice for mudrooms and entryways, where moisture tends to be more of a factor.
- Zero VOC’s & Hypoallergenic
Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are hazardous chemicals that can be released into the air from certain materials. For example, paint may contain formaldehyde, which can be released into the air through evaporation. You’ll be happy to know that tile is manufactured in such a way that it is entirely VOC-free. It is also hypoallergenic. Tile is an inhospitable surface for microorganisms to live on, so it will help keep irritants at bay and create a welcome environment for people with allergen sensitivities.
- Closed-Loop Manufacturing
Lastly, tile flooring these days is created using a closed-loop manufacturing process. This means that water and other materials are reused so that there is very little waste created in the manufacturing process. Many tile varieties are also composed, at least in part, of post-consumer recycled material, which makes tile flooring a very eco-friendly option overall.
For all of these reasons and more, tile is an excellent option for a host of flooring applications. If you are considering installing tile in your home or office, be sure to contact us at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough so that we can help you select a tile that will work well, and look great, in your space.
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