Tiled floors have been popular for centuries with some existing tiled floors still performing well hundreds of years after being installed. Durability is then an obvious positive, but what makes tiled floors really special? Porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tiled floors do bring a distinctive beauty to any room, however, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and other products such as natural timber also appeal to many people.
Natural stone tile does have several advantages that no other floor options can match. In most cases, your tiled floor is going to be unique – no one will have a tiled floor that looks exactly the same as yours. That’s because natural is ‘natural’, so every tile is different. This means you can use natural stone tiles to create a design that suits your tastes and your home decor. Tiles offer other advantages, including:
Porcelain, ceramic and natural stone tiles come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors. There are also varying finishes available ranging from glassy smooth to rough cuts such as those found in slate tiles. These tiles can be used on floors, walls, bench tops, backsplashes and vanities. You can even find basins and sinks in a range of sizes that have been cut from natural stone – imagine a solid granite bathroom basin to match your granite floor and wall tiles. Being versatile, you can use tiles in kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms, basements and outside entertainment areas – or any other room, hallway or entrance way.
We have mentioned how some tiled floors have lasted for centuries. A new tile floor will last your lifetime and those of your children, often with minimal maintenance yet showing little wear. Tiles are like most surfaces – they need a regular wipe over, sweep and mop. Some floors may need resealing on a regular basis, however, that is not a major drama either.
Perhaps the most significant factor is tile’s natural beauty, particularly natural stone tiles. The color intensity ranges from eye catching vivid to soft dreamy hues, and the color range is enormous – you really do need to visit a tile showroom to gain an idea of the range. Tiles can have dramatic patterns or be soft with little patterning at all. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are available in sets that create a mosaic finish. These mosaic finishes can often be seen on the floors of public buildings.
Tiled floors and walls are special for one further reason – you can have control over the finished product creating designs that are unique and satisfying to your eyes. When considering a new floor covering, talk to a tile expert at Éco Dépôt Céramique. They can help you plan a new tiled floor that is unique and special to you.