Floor tiles are one of the most popular floor coverings in America. They are cheap to buy, easy to install by those who are not proficient in any other area of home redecorating and they have a number of physical properties that make them fit for many purposes. Their popularity means they are very easy to source and they come in a range of colors and sizes. Overall, ceramic and porcelain tiles have very few negative aspects to them.
The physical properties of tile are numerous and are what make the product prevalent throughout the home. It is known to be completely water resistant, heat resistant and non-porous. It does not provide any room for bacteria to breed or fungi to grow. The product is lightweight, strong and comes pre-cut to a standard size in most cases. It is even easy to make, with many homeowners creating their own memorable tiles in workshops and online so that they can have a piece of themselves within their home.
People will normally see flooring tiles at their local swimming pool or gym changing room. This is because the product is very easy to clean, adding to the sanitary benefits of the material. Although the grout can sometimes grow mold in very damp conditions, this is easily cleaned with a specialist detergent, and the grout can be removed and refilled if the mold has got too bad for cleaning. Whole tiles can also be removed if they are cracked or develop imperfections and replaced with new ones.
With all these benefits it is easy to see why tile is used so commonly as a flooring material.