Did you know tile has been used as flooring dating back to ancient Egypt? It was originally shaped out of clay and fired in a kiln. In modern times we aren’t making them by hand and firing them but we can still create beautiful mosaics out of tile like our ancestors did. Last week we talked about where to put wood flooring, what we love about it, and somethings to consider when using it. This week in our series on flooring we are going to highlight tile flooring.
If you are looking for something to put in your kitchen, bathroom, or another place that has a high probability of messes and water spillage, tile is your answer. Tile is not only durable for these high traffic areas it can also be waterproof, which is ideal for a bathroom. We love the beautiful patterns you can create using tile which will make your home look like a work of art.
Things we love about tile:
- Durable– Tile is extremely durable. If you don’t want to refinish, redo, or repair your floor in the future then tile is a great option.
- Water resistant– If the correct measures are taken it can be made waterproof.
- Easy to clean– The hard surface makes tile one of the easiest surfaces to clean.
- Doesn’t hold smell/dirt– Tile is a hard non-pours surface which is great for if you have allergies.
- Easy to maintain-In the rare occasion a tile were to break you could replace that one tile with out replacing the entire floor.
- Price– You could easily find something in your price range, what ever that may be.
Drawbacks of tile:
- Doesn’t hold heat well– Tile might be cold in the morning- wear your slippers! (Or you can consider putting radiant heating strips underneath your tile.)
- Hard– It is a hard surface so you might want to purchase a padded rug when you do the dishes if you plan to be there long.
Installing tile is an art, just like the outcome itself. While it can be done by anyone we would highly suggest someone with experience. You’ve got to take into consideration the mortar, grout, and tile cuts. If these things aren’t done correctly you could end up with a floor that isn’t as beautiful as it could be, and might even be compromised.
If you have any questions or comments about any of this please reach out to us using the “contact us” form. (Or you can always find and message us on Facebook- fb.com/trioakbuilders ) We would love to help you out. Thank you so much for reading! Have a great day and keep an eye out for our next blog post.
*Featured photo from a recent shower we covered floor to ceiling with tile.
*(Facts about the history of tile from- https://wfca.org/page/ceramic-flooring)