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Why You Should Choose Ceramic Tile
Thursday, November 6, 2014

You’ve read just about every flooring blog there is, and none of them seem to tell you what’s so great about ceramic tile. There are countless benefits to this type of floor (did we mention it’s fireproof?), but you still may be on the fence about why you should choose ceramic tile for your home. Read on, and CDC Distributors will give you all the information you need when it comes to this type of floor.

The environment

While some people may boast that solid hardwood is the best environmentally friendly floor, ceramic tile is adding to the competition. There are no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the finished ceramic tile product as many varieties of this flooring are fired in kilns with extremely high temperatures. As the surface of ceramic tile is a hard, solid surface, it won’t attract or capture dust, dirt, or other allergens that different flooring materials can. Keeping all of these allergens and VOCs out means ceramic tile is a good floor choice for allergy sufferers and those with asthma.

Durability

One of the things many people look at nowadays for a floor is its durability — will it to hold up to a busy family life or a high-traffic workplace? Compared to many other floor types, ceramic tile is one of the strongest materials available. When installed correctly, tiles don’t crack under the pressure of heavy weight. These tiles can hold up to just about anything; they can easily last up to 20 years. This combination of durability and long life makes ceramic tile a good value — more so than other floors that won’t last nearly as long.

Resistant to many elements

Since ceramic tile is so durable, it’s probably best to identify what makes it so durable. Well, this floor can hold its own when it comes to numerous elements. Being fireproof, ceramic tiles do not burn, give off smoke nor give off toxic fumes. But the resistance in ceramic tile doesn’t stop there. They are moisture resistant, frost resistant, thermal shock resistant, stain resistant and chemical resistant. Ceramic tile is also slip resistant and resistant to abrasions, meaning you can have children running about throughout the day and not have to worry about wear and tear on your floor.

Cost

Probably one of the first things you think of when looking to purchase a new floor is the price. As the price of flooring differs widely depending on what brand you buy and whom you buy it from, this can vary. However, as this is one floor that can last a lifetime and that has an easy upkeep, the overall life cycle cost of adding this floor to your home or office is very low in the long run. The initial cost of ceramic tile may cost more than another flooring option at first, however the innumerable benefits you’ll have with ceramic tile make it worth its price.

Upkeep

Ceramic tile is a robust, durable floor that requires little upkeep. This is a win-win situation for many when you’re looking for a tough floor. As it is resistant to a myriad of elements, a minor accident or spill is something ceramic tile can handle. Mopping or dusting regularly is all ceramic tile needs to look its best. A quick fix to a spill is simply wiping with a wet paper towel. However, if there does come a time that a tile needs to be replaced, repair is also easy. Remove the broken piece(s), clean the area, install replacement tile(s) and then re-grout that area.

There are innumerable benefits as to why choosing ceramic tile is best choice for your home or office, these are the factors that we feel are important to look at when first perusing new floor ideas. If you feel we missed a benefit of ceramic tile or have something more to add, let us know in the comments below!



 
 
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