Choosing the right flooring for your bathroom often requires extra consideration. This area of the home requires something water resistant, durable, and able to withstand heavy traffic. For these reasons and many others, tile is a popular flooring material for many areas of Freehold homes, both indoor and outdoor. However, it’s especially common for use in bathrooms. What makes tile such a great material for bathroom use? Read on to find out.
As mentioned above, tile is a water resistant material. This is an important quality for bathroom floors to have because of their frequent exposure to water. Other flooring materials, such as hardwood, are prone to damaging and breaking down when exposed to moisture. Even though tile is water resistant, water on the floor should be dried with a towel or mop. Not only can excessive water left standing be damaging to tile over time, but it can also be a safety hazard by creating a slippery surface.
Mold & Mildew Resistant
It’s often the case that with frequent or standing water comes mildew. This can be true in some situations, but many types of tile are actually resistant against mold and mildew growth. This helps maintain a clean bathroom, as well as aids in preventing allergies or respiratory health issues.
Durability & Low Maintenance
One of the most beloved qualities of tile is its durability. Many Freehold homeowners lead busy lives and don’t have time to worry about being slowed down by their floors. Tile flooring is strong and durable, and it can withstand everyday wear and tear without easily damaging or breaking down. It’s also a low maintenance material. You can easily clean most tiles with simple warm water and a mop. If you have tile in your shower, it may require a special bathroom cleaner for a little extra strength to remove built up soap scum.
Aside from all the practical benefits of tile explored above, one of the best things about bathroom tile flooring is the variety of styles available. Between all the materials (ceramic, porcelain, slate, etc.), colors, shapes, patterns, and finishes, creating the look you want is not hard to do. With so many options, there’s sure to be the perfect tile for every bathroom’s style.
If you’re interested in installing a tile floor in your bathroom, call the experts at Floor Coverings International Monmouth County today! We offer free in-home estimates and design consultations in the Freehold, Colts Neck, Holmdel, and Marlboro, NJ, areas.
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