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Why Use Tiles for Your Next Home Renovation

When planning a home renovation, choosing the right type of flooring is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. Choosing tiles over carpet or hardwood flooring has a lot of benefits for your home.

Here are some of the key benefits when choosing to buy tile floors for your kitchen or bath renovation.

Durability
Ceramic and porcelain tile surfaces have a much longer life compared to hardwood and carpet flooring.

Fire resistance
They are fireproof. They do not burn nor give off smoke or toxic fumes.

Moisture Resistance
They are an excellent choice for use in wet areas, if properly installed and grouted. Some of the types (porcelain) have a less than 0.5% moisture absorption rate.

Resistance to abrasion and tread wear
They are easily used as floor tiles in busy commercial locations and residential sites. Porcelain and some ceramic tiles can withstand heavy foot traffic due to their resistance to abrasion and tread wear.

Slip resistance
They are treated to prevent slipping either by adding an abrasive gritto the glaze or texture to the surface. This anti-slip factor is also particularly defined and rated in tile flooring.

Frost resistance
Vitreous ceramic tiles and all of the porcelain tile types are frost resistant. Some tiles may be used in exterior applications. Refer to the tile specifications.

Thermal shock resistance
A properly laid ceramic and porcelain tile floor will neither deform nor break in extreme temperature conditions.

Stain resistance and easy maintenance
To keep the tiles clean, all you need to do is sweep, vacuum and wash and rinse regularly with water.

Chemical resistance
Ceramic tiles are highly resistant to chemical agents.

Color permanence
Direct exposure of ceramic tiles to sunlight neither alters their color, nor causes them to fade.

Hygiene
Hygienic and easy to clean, ceramic tiles are recommended for all areas with high sanitary standards

Picking the right flooring for your next home renovation. Tiles are great because the are low maintenance and are incredibly durable.  To learn more about tiles visit Tile Solutions to learn more. We’re located in Burlington, Toronto and Mississauga.

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