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Advantages of Using Floor Tiles

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Ceramic and porcelain flooring is a versatile resource that can be utilised in a variety of architectural environments without having to worry about things such as water and stains. Tiles are a great flooring option because of its versatility and longevity, among other distinguishing characteristics.

Here are five advantages of using floor tiles for your flooring:

 

Lasting power and Durability

Both ceramic and porcelain options are extremely tough, and are often hard to crack or damage. If installed correctly they can last for between 10-20 years if well maintained. If damage does occur the process of replacing them is relatively easy.

 

Variety of Design Options

The techniques that are used to manufacture modern tiles allow them to be printed in various ways. They can be arranged in patterns or accented with designs and motifs.

It also gives you the ability to replicate the look of other materials such as hardwoods and natural stones. When creating a layout, you have full customisation as they can be cut and shaped into triangles, rectangles and planks.

 

Low Maintenance

Tiled flooring proves to be easy to look after. Liquids, dirt and stains all rest on the surface allowing you to easily clean them up with minimal effort. Regular maintenance mainly consists of vacuuming and the occasional mop to keep the floor clean and tidy. In the event of a spillage, you can freely use strong, heavy-duty cleaning products without worrying about damaging them.

This proves time and time again to be one of the best-selling points. Soap and water will clean up any spill, and many grouts on the market are 100 percent stain resistant.

 

 

Water Resistance

All glazed ceramic and porcelain flooring comes with a protective layer that adheres to the material, making them water and stain resistant. These types of tiles also come with a natural resistance to high humidity making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.

However, an unglazed flooring option will need to be sealed to provide them with the same protection from liquids. This also applies to the grout lines. Otherwise, water can seep down, weakening the installation and causing mould to grow.

 

Allergen Concerns

Because of their hard, solid surface, tiled flooring tends not to attract pollen, dust, and other allergens. When dust or pollen does land on a ceramic or porcelain floor, they stand out amongst the surface making clean up easy and quick. This also helps contribute to keeping the air clean and free of irritating materials that can prove to be harmful to people living with asthma.

If you’re thinking about choosing tiles for your next surface solution, come into Aurees Tiles to have a look at our vast range of tiling designs and solutions