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Pros and Cons of Installing Tile Flooring

If you’re looking to change up the floor in one or more of the rooms in your house, perhaps you’re considering tile installation. There are certainly both positives and negatives to this type of flooring, and you’ll likely need to compare different options and prices before making a final decision, but here are some of the pros and cons to tile flooring.

Pros

  • Tiling is a great option for rooms where you’ll need to be concerned about water getting onto the floor, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Carpet and wood can be damaged when wet, while tile is perfectly safe.
  • Furthermore, for similar reasons, tile is one of the easiest types of flooring to clean. Some messes may only require wiping up with a wet rag, while wood can require regular maintenance and carpet requires careful cleaning.
  • If you live in a warm region, tile floors can remain much cooler for a more refreshing feel on your feet. For this reason, tile installation also tends to be cheaper in warmer areas.
  • The technology for printing and creating tiles now gives much freedom to designs, giving a wide array of choices. Tile flooring can add colors, shapes and texture to a room that wood or carpet could not.

Cons

  • While any type of renovation can increase the value of your house, most don’t make up the whole cost. Unfortunately, hardwood is perhaps the most desired flooring, though the upkeep can be challenging and the pricing can vary from place to place.
  • Contrary to warmer areas, cooler areas may not like the colder floors and, of course, there isn’t the same lower price as in warm regions.
  • Tile installation can be incredibly difficult to do on your own. However, this con can be completely avoided by hiring a professional. Professionals can ensure that measurement is done properly, plan out the design to align correctly, and easily prepare tiles for any edges that aren’t perfectly straight. Better pricing and management can also be found through a professional’s help.