Nowadays, we are faced with so many different flooring options on the market and don’t be surprised if you get a little confused. If you are designing a new home or simply planning to renovate you should know the pros and cons of various flooring types.
Before making any decision, you should consider few factors such as your budget, floor durability, the difficulty of installation and how much time and effort you are prepared to spend on cleaning and maintenance. Keep in mind that one type might be easy to install, but is hard to clean. Another might be durable but is more expensive.
One of the main benefits associated with tiled floors is the ease of maintenance. Tiles have been used for centuries to provide a durable coated surface that is hygienic and easy to clean. Not requiring any special cleaning solutions, tiles are easiest to clean than most flooring options.
Choosing ceramic or porcelain tiles, it doesn’t matter – they can be very easily repaired if damaged. Always keep an additional box of tiles for future repairs because often there are differences between two batches. You can choose from a variety of colours and designs, for indoors and outdoors. Timber look tiles especially are very popular as an outdoor flooring option. Tiles also offer the advantage of being waterproof, so if you have a dishwasher or washing machine leak, they can be easily cleaned without damage. Not everyone prefers this type of flooring, because of their harsh nature. They are considered as not suitable for a comfortable living.