Almost every realtor will tell you that tile flooring will significantly increase a home’s market value. When properly cared for, the beauty and durability of tile flooring will last for a very long time. Just as with hardwood, tile flooring
has a nearly eternal appeal, particularly when it contains earth tones.
Tile is generally considered to be the best surface to install on top of a radiant floor heating system. As these heating systems grow increasingly popular with American homeowners, it seems likely that tile flooring will continue to grow in demand.
If glazed tile is used, its beauty will remain for many years with very little additional maintenance. As a matter of fact, a tile floor requires very little cleaning other than regular vacuuming and sweeping, unless something is spilled on it. As long as the tiles and grout have been correctly sealed, this type of flooring will prove to be the best at tolerating water, which is one good reason why tile floors have become so popular for kitchen and bathroom floors.
Tile floors are non-toxic and excellent for those who suffer from allergies as long as nontoxic grout is used as well. They are also ideal for pet owners, since they permit accidents to be cleaned up quite easily, and the hard surface will also be capable of handling a pet dog’s nails without becoming scratched or gouged.
There is a diverse spectrum of tile types and styles to select from including ceramic, porcelain, vinyl and marble. This selection makes it easy for a homeowner to find a tile flooring material that meets their interior design needs within an available remodeling project budget.