Tile flooring is one of the oldest materials used as a floor covering, with some pieces dating back thousands of years BC. It’s no wonder, either, as durable, long-lasting and packed with benefits as this floor covering is. In fact, there are so many things you can do with tile, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought of it sooner. The Flooring Center knows a thing or two about flooring, having been in business since 1985.
The many faces of tile flooring
Tile is so versatile, it can fit right into the most minimalist home or it can be a part of the eclectic decor of an avid interior designer. Having both ceramic and porcelain means that tile flooring can be used in any room of the home. In the living room or den, it can be an excellent conversation starter, with the possibility of amazing mosaics and differently shaped pieces. On the other hand, a simple glazed porcelain tile fits very nicely right in the shower stall in the bathroom.
Tile has a wonderfully long lifespan, at about fifty years if properly cared for and maintained. In some cases, the lifespan has been even longer. You won’t have to worry about durability either, as this material is dense, hard, waterproof and sealed once the grout is in place. If porcelain tile is used, which has a through-body color scheme, chips and cracks won’t show even if they do happen, since the color doesn’t change throughout the tile.
Tile flooring is best installed by professionals, so don’t plan on making this your latest DIY project. Since it is such a hard material, it can be easily broken during installation, which could put you way over budget it if happens to many pieces. Professional installers have specialized tools and the experience it takes to make your floors look perfect.