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To Tile Or To Carpet, That Is The Question.

Whether you are redesigning your home or designing a new home, choosing the flooring is certainly important. It has to be functional and has to have an aesthetic appeal and fit the design of all the individual rooms. So, here is why you should consider tiled floors over carpeted floors.

Tiles

First of all, tiles are a lot more durable. Most carpets start to wear out after about 6 years, whereas tiles can last for years, even decades. For example, glazed porcelain and ceramic tiles can last for 50 years or more. The lifespan will, of course, depend on how well you take care of your tiles. When you choose the type of tiling you want, you need to make sure it is the right type for the amount of traffic you expect on your floor. If it’s a high-traffic floor, you will want a tougher tile that can withstand the pressure.

Lower Lifetime Cost

Tiling provides you with better value than carpeting. Even though carpeting is often cheaper to buy and to install, its shorter lifespan means you end up paying more for your flooring in the long run.

Tiles are Easy to Clean & Repair

Tiles are very low-maintenance, requiring just simple mopping with soap and water to keep clean, rather than professional steam cleaning service like a carpet would. If you get a stain on your carpet, you have to replace the entire piece. But if a small section of tiling becomes damaged, you can simply replace those tiles while leaving the rest of the floor untouched.

Tile Offers Design Flexibility

Finally, tiling is better than carpeting because it provides more freedom to create your own unique look in your flooring. With carpets, you must choose from existing patterns, but with tiles, you can mix and match different sizes, shapes, and colours of tiles to create the exact look you want.

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