Pearland Carpet & Flooring Specializes in Supplying and Expertly Installing Tile at Very Affordable Prices
Tile is not just for bathrooms any longer; it’s a versatile flooring choice for every room. It looks clean, is exceptionally durable and easy to regularly care for. Before you decide on what type of flooring to have installed in any room, it’s always a smart to review the facts about available types to learn about the advantages and disadvantages they have before you actually install them.
Most real estate agents will agree that new tile flooring will increase a home’s market value when it becomes time to sell. Tile flooring provides beauty that will last for a very long time as long as it is correctly maintained. Tile has a long term appeal much like hardwood flooring, especially when earth tones are installed.
Tile is probably the best surface to install on top of a radiant floor heating system. These heating systems are becoming more popular in homes, so it makes good sense to assume that the demand for tile will grow as well.
Tile is available in unglazed or glazed versions. The beauty of glazed tile will last for years with almost no extra maintenance. In fact, besides regular dusting and vacuuming, a tile floor needs very little cleaning unless some liquid substance is spilled on it. As long as the tiles and the grout between tiles have been properly sealed, tile flooring will be the best choice to resist water damage. This is exactly why tile floors are a perfect choice for kitchens and bathroom flooring.
Tile floors are also non-toxic unless toxic grout has been applied, and they are a good selection for people who have asthma or allergies. They are also a smart selection for homes that have kids and pets, because accidents are easily cleaned up, and their hard surfaces will resist being scratched by a dog’s nails.
Because there is such a variety of tile types and styles to choose from, such as ceramic, porcelain, quarry and marble tiles, a homeowner can select a flooring solution including tiles that are wood look-alikes that meet any interior design plan they prefer without going over their budget. Pearland Carpet & Flooring has an excellent selection of tile for flooring or shower surrounds from well-known manufacturers such as Mohawk, Earthwerks, Dal Tile and others.
Other considerations for tile
Tile floors are harder to install for the typical inexperienced do-it-yourselfer. Special saws are needed to cut tile, and once the mortar begins to dry, it becomes very difficult to move individual tiles in any direction even for small adjustments. Therefore, it makes really good sense to use our professional installation services to make your completed tile flooring installation look its best and last longer.
Adding area rugs to tile floors will help improve sound reduction and still maintain the beautiful look of tile on your floor. Glazed tiles, while simple to maintain, will become slippery when wet. This mostly occurs with the tiles made long ago, as new manufacturing techniques have created a non-slip surface that minimizes this problem.
Visit our showroom in Pearland, TX and meet with a tile specialist about your next flooring project.