Tiles were invented over 50 years ago as a hard-wearing alternative to traditional carpet. They are durable, flexible and easy to maintain, which means they are a great choice for heavy-duty areas of your home such as children’s bedrooms, garages and playrooms.
Tiles are an easy and versatile flooring option. They are incredibly easy to install, requiring no cutting and no underlay. They can be fitted straight upon laminate, vinyl or even concrete with minimal preparation. They are very easy to transport home in boxes rather than unwieldy rolls, which obviously cuts down on delivery costs.
Tiles are eminently suitable for difficult and awkwardly-shaped areas. You can cut the tiles yourself with a Stanley knife; therefore, no specialist equipment or work benches are needed. They are a doddle to clean, as you can simply lift the affected tile and hand clean it in the sink rather than having to hire or buy a specialist carpet steamer.
Stockists such as http://www.ukflooringdirect.co.uk/carpet/product-type/Carpet-Tiles can advise you on the specific type of tile that will best suit your circumstances. Some products come with a guarantee, but the tiles are easily replaced singly if damaged. There is no need to replace the entire floor, unlike with carpet.
Value for money
Tiles are a fantastic option if you are looking for cost-effective flooring. You can think of them as a long-term investment, as you can easily lift them and take them with you if you move home. What could be simpler?
As tiles require little in the way of cutting, there is less wastage and no requirement for any further financial outlay in terms of backing, adhesives or underlay.
As they are easily replaced, you are likely to only need a one-off purchase of a large number of tiles. Even if you are on a very tight budget, you can buy a few tiles at a time – something you cannot achieve with carpet.
Tiles are the best option for any areas of your home that tend to be messy; for example, hallways, art studios and children’s playrooms are all ideal for tiling. When the mess occurs, you can simply lift the offending tile, wash it down with carpet cleaner, dry it in a warm place and return it to its space.