Tile flooring provides an impressive range of benefits in the home, from creating a simple to maintain surface finish that is both hardwearing and long lasting, to allowing for an endless range of options and possibilities to be created with your use of colour, texture, shape and pattern. The right choice of tiles will also allow you to create a stunning seamless floor finish that can run throughout your home’s interiors as well as in any adjoining outdoor spaces. With so many incredible benefits, it’s no wonder that floor tiles are one of the most popular options for the home.
Ease of Maintenance
Floor tiles are renowned for their easy to maintain qualities, making them especially ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers. Any dust, dirt or grime can be easily cleaned away, making for a superbly hygienic floor finish in the home. Floor tiles will usually only require a simple wet or dry mop to keep clean on a regular basis with any stubborn residues on the tile being easily removed by a quick scrub.
A Hardwearing Surface
Perhaps the most sought after quality of any flooring material is its ability to offer a hard wearing and long lasting finish; after all, a home’s flooring can be quite the project to remove and replace should there be any issues later on! Floor tiles provide the perfect solution, creating a wonderfully long lasting, tough and durable surface that will last a lifetime. Porcelain tiles are especially popular for use as a flooring solution thanks to their immense strength and hardness, making them an excellent choice. Porcelain tiles are baked at extreme temperatures resulting in a flooring finish that can withstand temperature fluctuations, staining and even scratching.
Caption: Floor tiles can be found in any sort of shape, colour, texture and style to help you create the exact look you are after in your next interior design project. Porcelain tiles for example, provide an incredibly hard wearing flooring solution for all areas of the home, being durable enough to allow their use inside the shower as well as throughout the bathroom and even through the rest of the home.
Endless Creative Options
Another incredible benefit of using tiles for your new flooring is that unlike other materials, tiles are available in an impressive range of different options that will help you create the exact look and atmosphere you want to achieve in your design project. Floor tiles are available in an astonishing amount of various colours, textures, materials and shapes allowing for the creation of any interior design style you desire. Patterned tiles for example can be used to create a decorative feature element throughout your home while simpler, more pared back neutral toned tiles can be used to carefully balance out a colourful or bolder interior design style.
An Alternative to Natural Materials
Natural stones such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine and slate are all incredibly popular options to choose from as a home flooring solution however, it is important to note that these materials will all require special attention and care in order to maintain their durability, appearance and longevity. Porcelain floor tiles on the other hand, can provide you with the same look and texture of these natural materials without the required maintenance, needing nothing more than a simple wet or dry mop to care for throughout their lifetime. Porcelain can also be used to create timber-look products as well, providing even more flexibility in your interior design choices. As we all know, a natural timber floor provides a warm, earthy touch to an interior but can be sensitive to scratching, water damage and staining. The surface of your timber flooring can only be sanded and re-polished so many times before it is time to completely replace it, making for quite a lengthy and difficult project! New technology in porcelain tile manufacturing techniques have allowed for a range of options that perfectly simulate both the look and texture of natural stones as well as timber finishes, allowing for a low maintenance solution that is especially attractive for the busy home!
Caption: With the many exciting advances in technology now available in tile manufacturing, porcelain floor tiles can be designed to recreate the look and feel of natural materials such as marble, slate and even textured timbers. These tile collections display the same textured surface of timber flooring as well as the organic tonal variations normally seen in a natural product.
A Seamless Finish
Floor tiles offer you the incredible flexibility of providing a seamless finish throughout the home, both inside and out. Many collections of porcelain floor tiles for example can be laid throughout your home’s interiors as well as any connecting outdoor spaces, creating a stunning continuous look in your home’s overall design scheme. This style of flooring will also allow for better ease of maintenance, requiring a simple mop every so often in order to maintain its cleanliness without the need of using different types of cleaning products or tools in every area of the home (as would be the case in a home with a combination of flooring materials such as timber and carpet).
Caption: Wonderful terrazzo-look porcelain tiles are used in this luxurious modern home to provide a seamless and continuous look throughout the interior and exterior areas of the property. Traditional terrazzo tiles require sealing and additional care in order to maintain their look and durability however,a porcelain alternative provides a non-porous finish that will never require sealing.Floor tiles provide an excellent solution for all areas of the home offering many desirable qualities ranging from their hard wearing characteristics and immense longevity to their being incredibly simple to clean and maintain. The vast range of options available means that it is very simple to create the exact look you are after in your next design project while also allowing you the freedom of running the same floor tile throughout all of your interiors as well your outdoor area. In comparison to other traditional flooring finishes such as natural stone and timber, floor tiles allow for a world of creative design options and impressive benefits both inside and outside the home!