If you have young children, then carpet, and to a lesser extent vinyl, can be a nightmare. Whilst carpet can be made stain resistant, the emphasis there is on the word ‘resistant’. Ask any parent with youngsters and they’ll tell you about the stains that little ones can somehow magically create. Vinyl and linoleum can be hard wearing until a little one decides to start picking at the slightest blemish. Tiles, on the other hand, are virtually childproof.
I know many people would argue that tiles can be cold and hard, however, play-rugs can solve those problems, and a stain or two makes little difference – it’s a play-rug after all. In summer, cool tile residential flooring can be a welcome relief.
When it comes to floor tiles, you have such a wide range of tile types, colors and finishes. You can choose from ceramic, porcelain, marble, granite, natural stone, travertine and glass mosaic. An added benefit to tile flooring is that it is easy to clean, especially any messes created by children. You can often clean with plain water, household cleaning products, or steam if you are worried about chemicals and children – and tiles dry within minutes, unlike carpets, which can take hours to dry.
If you are considering new flooring in your home, come and see us at Éco Dépôt Céramique. We have highly-trained professional staff who can show the options available to you, how to lay your tiles, and how to maintain them. With young children in the home, tiles make perfect sense for residential flooring – and they can be used in any room – bathroom, kitchen, living areas, hallways and outdoors to name just a few.