Adding tile to your home will increase its potential resale value tremendously. Potential buyers certainly take notice of a well installed and designed tile floor. With its attractive style and impressive presentation, a tile floor can add thousands of dollars in potential value to prospective customers.
Ceramic tile is commonly used for floors, showers, tubs, counters and offers a number of benefits. The material is made from clay, sand or glass and is environmentally friendly. Ceramic stays cool to the touch and can actually reduce that electric bill. The material is easy to keep clean and has a very hard surface. A simple cleaning is the only maintenance that is required. The material is one of the most cost effective choices, and you can purchase ceramic tile for as little as $1 per square foot.
Easy To Maintain
It’s difficult to find a surface as low-maintenance, and durable as ceramic tile. A ceramic tile floor is very easy to care for as it resists stains, odors, and dirt, it can be cleaned with a damp mop or sponge and common household cleaners. It can withstand heavy traffic and wetness and continue to look great.
Most glazed ceramic tile has a dense body that permits very little or no accumulation of moisture. This means spills from common liquids found in a kitchen are of very little concern.
Ceramic tile is manufactured using natural materials and does not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria. Beautiful and versatile, modern ceramic manufacturing technology has created virtually an unlimited number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes, and textures that will add beauty and character to any room decor.
Ceramic tile doesn’t burn or emit toxic fumes. When a lighted cigarette is dropped on the floor, even if allowed to sit, will not do any damage to ceramic tile. Even hot kitchen pans or skillets will not scorch or melt the surface of glazed ceramic tile.
Scratch Resistant Ceramic tile is graded for hardness. Grade III and Grade IV glazed ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to scratching and you never have to worry about a crack or break like you do with some other types of floors.
Being hygienic and easy to clean, ceramic tiles are recommended for all areas where high sanitary standards are a must. With ceramic tile, the growth of allergens are greatly reduced, providing an overall improvement in air quality and ultimately the health of your family.
Textures And Finishes
Textures and finishes are nearly unlimited in ceramic tile. Ceramic tile can have the look of natural stones such as marble, travertine or slate. Glossy finishes in high traffic areas, or those that are prone to wetness, may end up posing a safety hazard as they can become slick when wet. A matte finish or textured tile can be the best choice for wet areas.
Color options are virtually limitless in ceramic tile. Tile colors are made to be consistent, but not exact. In other words, you should expect a slight variation in color. This is part of the unique charm of tile. As tile is produced, it is colored and sectioned into dye lots that have a maximum of only 10% variation in color. In most tile selections, you will find matched floor and wall combinations.
Direct exposure of ceramic tiles to sunlight neither alters their color, nor causes them to fade.
There is a tile option for nearly any application, and your creativity and imagination are your only limitations when installing tile.
In many cases, adding a tile floor to your home will help increase its potential resale value.
Both ceramic and porcelain tile are some of the longest lasting flooring products on the market today. Unlike carpet, laminate or vinyl flooring which have to be replaced periodically, a properly installed tile will last a lifetime.
Ceramic tile is a practical, functional choice for your floor, walls or countertops that offers you a unique opportunity for self-expression because of its beauty, versatility and design potential.
There is an extensive range of colors, textures, sizes and styles will allow you to reflect your personal style, and create a living space that is a reflection of you!