7 Reasons to Choose Tiles for Your Home
Tiles are rated as one of the most durable flooring choices available. They are the only flooring material that can be used in any rooms. With different surfaces and designs, tiles are mostly used in kitchens, bathrooms as well as patios and outdoors. Highly polished tiles are often used to bring out the glamour of a living room or dining room areas where it is most visited while modern designs that mimics natural design and surface are most often used in bedrooms or as decorative wall panels.
Tile flooring benefits
Tiles are not only created and designed to withstand the heaviest of traffic, but also trouble-free. With just minimal maintenance, the beauty of tiles are maintained for the longest time. To clean floor tiles, simple sweeping, washing or spraying with your preferred tile cleaner is sufficient to make them look new. Floor stains like coffee, juice or grease can be easily cleaned with household cleaners or natural ingredients like white vinegar or baking soda.
A single piece of tile can withstand the average force of 1300 Newton – that’s equivalent to 132.6kg of weight force hitting on a piece of tile without breaking it. Porcelain tiles for example are highly compact, dry or dust pressed tiles at a high temperature of approximately over 1200◦ Celsius and are produced using high quality raw materials and specialised production techniques to ensure the durability. With proper installation, tiles can last for many years if they are well-maintained.
Ceramic tiles were fired at over 1000◦C during production. In most circumstances it will not scorch or melt the surface of the tiles. Building code in most countries state that fire rating requirements does not need to be applied on tiles as they are already fire-resistant. Installing floor and wall tiles therefore provide a safer environment to your home.
Tiles come in various surfaces, colours, textures and designs to complement any décor or styles. Modern manufacturing techniques enable tiles to be made in many different kinds of materials and can be printed in numerous ways. Niro Granite’s Timbre-Land or Softwood series for example are wood-looking tiles that are simply water-resistant making them perfect from the bathroom to the garden, bringing in the back-to-nature style.
Environmentally Friendly & Allergen Free
Tiles are considered to be environmentally friendly. Being made from raw materials like clay and sand help reduce the amount of allergens in the household. Tiles have hard, solid surface that does not attract or hold on to dust or pollen. Debris or small particles that land on floor tiles are easily seen and can be cleaned up easily. Keeping the home environment free of irritating materials is made easy with tiles, thus making the home safer for asthma and allergy sufferers.
Tiles Can Withstand Water Better Than Other Floor Materials
Tiles, especially glazed tiles are manufactured with a hard, protective layer at the top that makes it less susceptible to water and stains. This makes it perfect for rooms with high humidity conditions or homes built in areas with humid weather. For unglazed tiles, Niro Granite tiles are mostly sealed to protect its surface making it non-porous. This is the main reason why tiles are most often used in wet areas like bathroom, kitchens, laundry rooms and swimming pool decks.
Better Investment Value
Using tiles for your home will definitely change the outlook and standpoint. Studies have shown that tiled homes tend to fetch a higher resale value compared to homes with other flooring methods. Regardless of how tiles are being used, whether it is a custom designed shower stall or a colourful backsplash in the kitchen, these tiled homes tend to have higher appraisal value. It’s durability also makes it a better long-term investment as tiles can last for many years.