Posted by in Fuzz Buzz Flooring on 5/28/2013

As the Chicago tile flooring experts, Home Carpet One is committed to helping our customers make the right flooring choices for their homes. Ceramic tile has long been a go-to material for high end bathrooms and kitchens, but savvy home owners know that new tile can be a smart investment for any room. Here are the top five reasons to consider ceramic tile for your next flooring project.
 

1. Design Versatility

Ceramic tile is available in countless colors, textures, and sizes, so the possibilities are practically limitless. You can mix and match tiles of various colors, finishes, and shapes to create a unique pattern that complements your home and expresses your personal style. Even a small space can make a big impression when outfitted with vibrant ceramic tile flooring or wall covering. There is certain luxuriousness about tile that other flooring materials simply can’t match, and no other material can be used in such a diverse variety of applications.
 

2. Value

New ceramic tile flooring will increase your home’s value, and because it lasts practically forever, you can enjoy your investment for as long as you stay in your home. Should you ever decide to sell, you can count on a significant return on your investment, even years down the road. Ceramic tile is uniquely durable, easily withstanding years of abuse from muddy boots, heavy furniture, or whatever comes its way. This makes ceramic tile the perfect choice for high-traffic areas like entryways and kitchens.
 

3. Easy Maintenance

Kitchen spills and muddy paws no longer pose a threat when you have ceramic tile flooring. Ceramic tiles resist dirt, stains, scratches, and other damage, making them practically maintenance free. Even big messes are easy to clean with some soapy water and a mop. Tile is also an excellent choice for keeping a clean and healthy home. Unlike other flooring options, ceramic tile is inhospitable to mold, dust mites, and bacteria. It doesn’t just look clean, it actually stays clean!
 

4. Water Resistance

Unlike carpet and hardwood flooring, ceramic tile is practically waterproof. While wet boots, dripping umbrellas, and sopping towels can strike fear into the hearts of homeowners with wall-to-wall carpeting, you can rest easy when you have ceramic tile flooring. Some ceramic tiles are even designed to provide traction for wet areas like showers, pool decks, hot tubs, and outdoor patios.
 

5. Eco-Friendliness

Ceramic tile is a natural and environmentally friendly choice. Unlike many hardwood flooring products, ceramic tile does not threaten unsustainable resources. It provides the same sense of earthen palpability and timelessness that you get from a fine piece of pottery, and it can be made from all natural materials. And because ceramic tile flooring rarely needs to be repaired or replaced, it doesn’t generate waste like other flooring materials that need to be disposed of and replaced every 10 years.

 

Tags: ceramic, bathrooms, kitchens, colors, textures, value, design, maintenance, water, eco-friendly

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