Stepping out of bed in the morning, your feet make your first impressions of how the day will go. Which will greet you? The rough shag carpet that is the envy of your vacuum–it never does seem to get into those fuzzy cracks. Or a polished tile? Cool to the soles of your toes in these hot summer months, its cleanliness and shine awaken you. The choice seems straightforward, right? Tile flooring is the right choice for your home.

The carpet issue you may be able to relate to if you are near any right now is that you can look at it and see stains peeking out. In all honesty, you probably can name where each one came from too. You may recall laboring over it with a scrub brush before standing back and deciding that–as long as you look at it directly–no one will know. Nice try, but we all know, and that’s why many of us have decided tile flooring is for us.

This blog post will discuss the many benefits of tile flooring and why it may be the right choice for your home. Tile flooring is available in various colors and styles to find the perfect option for your needs. It is also resistant to moisture and scratches, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas. If you are considering replacing your old flooring with tile, read more about its benefits!

Benefits

Cleaning

The many benefits of tile flooring make it an excellent choice for your home. The tile is easy to clean and does not require much maintenance. You can sweep or vacuum the floor to remove dirt and debris. If you spill something on the floor, it is also easy to wipe up.

Allergies

Tile is also a good choice if you have allergies or pets. The smooth surface of tile does not collect dust and pollen as carpet does. Plus, while you may think vacuuming is enough to help this issue, it is far from being able to collect all of these particles. Tile is also easy to keep clean if you have pets. Everyone has had a pet have an accident on a clean carpet. As hard as you try, it never feels the same. Plus, pets can track in dirt and mud, but you can easily mop up any messes they make.

Aesthetics

Tile flooring comes in various colors and styles, so you can find an option that fits your home’s décor. The glossy nature of the tile, whether it be a natural stone or a subway tile, is more elegant, clean, and professional than other types of flooring. While the life of carpet will fade, tile flooring stays bright and bold throughout its life with the proper maintenance.

Variety

Tile is a versatile flooring option that can be used in any room of your home. You can use tile in your kitchen, bathroom, living room, or bedroom. While carpets usually come in various solid colors, tiles can vary in pattern, size, and shape. Here at Island Tile and Marble, we have one of the largest varieties in the Brevard County Area. We have developed relationships with Italy and Spain and have almost any type of tile you could want. You can choose from ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone tiles. Tile also comes in various shapes and sizes to create interesting patterns on your floor.

Value

Tile flooring is an affordable option that will last for many years. Tile is a durable material that can withstand heavy foot traffic. Tile is also easy to care for and maintain, so you won’t have to replace it as often as other types of flooring.

Durability

If you’re looking for a durable, low-maintenance flooring option for your home, tile is the right choice. The tile is scratch-resistant and can withstand heavy foot traffic. Tile is also fire-resistant, so it’s an excellent choice for homes with children or pets. A tile is a great option for busy homes with many get-togethers or larger families. Tile lasts, on average, fifty years, while carpet only lasts five to fifteen years. However, they begin fraying after three to five years. 

Upkeep

Tile is easy to care for and maintain. Unlike carpet, tile flooring does not require a lot of upkeep. Most messes can be cleaned up at the moment with a cleaner and water. On the other hand, a carpet would require scrubbing and possibly a more intense cleaner as the carpet may stain. Plus, many of those with carpets are aware that without buying or renting machines specific to shampooing carpets, they tend to get dirty over time, even with proper care. This could cost more money to maintain in the long run compared to tile flooring.

Beach Messes

Whether kid or adult, there’s no avoiding that sandy mess we track into our homes. Similar to dirt and allergens, sand is another one of those harsh particles that plague our carpets like viruses, changing them for good.

Versatility

Achieve the best of both worlds by installing tile, which has multiple benefits, and then add rugs as you find them fit for your space. This way, you can get the tile’s benefits while enjoying a little warmth and style underfoot. Plus, you are never faced with the rug going out of style; it is easy to replace when you are done with it and not nearly as costly.

Timeless

I’m sure many of us can think of the style of carpet standard in the ’70s, ’80s, the ’90s, and so on. Notice how they go out of style every decade or so? The tile is timeless. Wood-like flooring, marble, and other types of tile have a timeless appearance that can make a house look antique and classic or new and modern. The options are endless, and the results are timeless

Not only does it give your feet a wake-up call in the morning, but tile flooring is also easy to clean and maintain. Spills happen–it’s inevitable with kids or pets in the house. But with tile, you don’t have to worry about stains. Tile flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners because it is durable and easy to clean. 

With all these benefits, tile seems like the obvious choice for any home. Not to mention, you don’t have to choose. Get all of the benefits of tile, such as durability, cost, and aesthetics, without giving up the coziness of carpet for good. Utilize rugs where you need them, but ensure easy clean-up and replacement when you don’t by installing tile or marble flooring today. Call Island Tile and Marble to schedule a look at our showroom or visit our website to see all the types of tile we offer!