Tiling – Tile is a great flooring choice for any room.
Not only does tile flooring look clean and elegant, it is also durable and easy to maintain.
Tile flooring has many pros but as with every product, there are some limitations to this flooring.
So, before you decide on what type of flooring you install in a space, here are the common pros and cons of tile flooring.
Outdoor tiles such as ceramic, porcelain, and mosaic are very durable as they are moisture resistant and most are able to handle high amounts of foot traffic.
This prevents deterioration and decreases the likelihood of regular flooring maintenance.
TEMPERATURE AND CHEMICAL RESISTANT
Tiles like ceramic are impervious to extreme temperatures and do not rot or corrode when exposed to chemical agents or extreme weather.
EASY TO MAINTAIN AND HYGIENIC
Indoor tile flooring
Some tile floorings are glazed or coated with liquid glass to protect them from stains, making them easier to clean.
Furthermore, they don’t possess chemically active properties.
Therefore inhibiting viruses, mould, fungi and other bacteria from developing.
Made of natural clay and other raw materials, tiles like ceramic don’t need to exploit environmental resources like trees or plants in its construction.
It also doesn’t need the use of harsh chemicals for cleaning which may otherwise be harmful to the environment.
DIVERSE AND AFFORDABLE
Tiles come in a wide range of sizes, colours, textures, designs, and styles.
To suit anyone’s preference.
And considering all other costs like installation and maintenance, tiles turn out to be more affordable in the long run.
Due to their hardness, tiles often cause mutual destruction when objects fall on them, bringing about the destruction of objects like glass and upon themselves like cracks and chipping.
DIFFICULTY IN MAINTAINING GROUT LINES
(If a grout sealer is not used after installation)
While tiles are easy to maintain, grout lines require more attention as they are prone to stains and mildew build-up given the amount of wear these grout lines generally endure.
This is a manageable issue though with a little vinegar and water to revitalise your grout lines.
TILE TEMPERATURES ADAPT TO THE WEATHER
Home tile flooring Tiles warm up and cool down according to the weather outside. During colder weather tiles may make feet feel colder, however in warmer month’s tiles inside the home away from direct sunlight have the ability to keep the house cool.