Floor tiles have traditionally been used in bathrooms and kitchens although in up-market homes you may also find tiles, particularly marble floor tiles, in hallways and entry foyers. There has been a trend in recent years to use tiles in other areas of the home, particularly dining and living areas. Floor tiles offer a lot of advantages to home owners, especially those who have settled into their homes for the long haul.
Other floor coverings – for example, carpet – can be expensive long term. Carpets fade and begin to show wear in frequently walked areas; plus, it can be difficult to remove stains. Carpet is also one of those floor coverings that has a use-by date. The manufacturer may suggest a life of 10 or even 20 years, however, that is the upper end, and your carpet will require replacing at some stage.
If you opt for floor tiles, you’ll find they’ll survive you in the home. There are some homes that have had the same floor tiles in place for up to 100 years, even longer if you want to head to Greece and Rome where they can measure floor tiles lives by the century. Natural stone floor tiles are not just hard wearing, they are easily cleaned, often with just plain water or soapy water. You can even use steam to clean them.
When considering a new floor covering, tiles may be a better long term option. Before doing anything, it is wise to discuss your needs with a tile flooring expert. They can advise you on a range of floor tile options, the base required to lay floor tiles, and to lay and care for them. The floor tile experts at Éco Dépôt Céramique will be only too happy to sit down and help you plan a new floor covering. We’ll ensure you base your selection on all the right information – our aim is to help you achieve the perfect tile floor for your home.