If you’re considering a tile flooring option then here are some aspects to keep in mind:
Ceramic tiles are most often found in the kitchen or the bathroom, where their glazed finish protects them from humidity, water, and stains, seeping in. This also makes them very easy to maintain – if a liquid spills, just wipe them clean. Anyone carpeting a kitchen will have cause to regret it at some point! Remember that whoever is laying your tiles must treat them, and the grouting in-between, if they are not pre-glazed, to prevent water incursion and the accompanying risk of mould.
Long-Lasting Ceramic tiles have a good reputation for durability and can last for years before they need to be replaced, even in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms which see heavy footfall. The other big advantage here is that if a tile does crack, it can be switched without too much difficulty. A collection of spares can be stacked in a small space, ready for application if needed. Do remember though that because of their weight, ceramic floors are often unsuitable for upper floors, and you will need to check with a professional installer before going ahead.
Advantages over other floorings If any of your home’s occupants suffer from allergies then tiles are a good idea. Although tending to be more expensive than carpet, they harbour far fewer dust and pollen particles. They’re also usually less pricey than wooden floors. Usually tiles are wipe-clean with just the odd light hoovering needed to keep them looking attractive. Note also that tiles are available in many shapes and designs, so just as with carpets, you’re in no way restricted if you want a particular style in a room.