Floor tiles can be laid in every room in a home. In fact, there are many upmarket homes that do just that. Home owners then complement the tiles with floor rugs. This option makes home decorating much easier since you can go with a very neutral tile color, and use rugs and furniture to create the room’s decor. In most homes, tiles are not always the best choice when it comes to taste. Some areas of the home do, however, lend themselves to tiles more than others.
Kitchens and bathrooms are obvious areas. Being ‘wet’ areas, tiles are the easiest to clean and dry. They are also the easiest option when it comes to hygiene and creating germ free areas. Tiles have also become a popular choice for basements, again because of their practical properties – easy clean, water proof, and the fact they can help to brighten a room.
Entrances and hallways are also practical areas to tile. With carpet and many of the ‘soft’ flooring options, it doesn’t take long to wear a ‘path’ into the floor covering. This necessitates frequent replacement of the flooring material. Tiles withstand traffic for decades with little ongoing maintenance. Cleaning is a breeze – a broom and mop and the job is done.
Other areas in the home where floor tiles make practical sense include dining rooms, general living areas, and outdoor areas such as patios. It all comes down to tile choice, and that’s where the advice of an expert is important. If you are considering floor tiles in your home, talk to one of the highly trained tile experts at Éco Dépôt. They can help you find the right floor tile type for your home, and then help you find the right style and color. Advice is free yet it can save you thousands of dollars over time.