It is a common misconception that tile flooring will make a room colder. Tiled floors are actually not going to be any colder than other surfaces in the room, therefore they can’t impact the room temperature in any way.
The truth is, although the floor material may appear to make a difference to the temperature of the room, it only impacts the ambiance and not the actual temperature. For example, carpeted flooring is a popular choice in England because of fashion and culture. Britts choose carpets because they are soft and feel more comfortable when walked on with bare feet, giving the impression of a warmer room, when really it doesn’t change a thing.
Don’t choose a flooring material based on how warm or cold it will make the room feel, because let’s face it, it doesn’t impact the temperature at all unless you have in-floor heating. Go for a floor type that suits the style of your home and one that is easy for you to clean and maintain.
There are many benefits to using tiled flooring in your home. Here are a few reasons why I love having tiled floors in my home:
Tiled floors that have been fitted correctly will last a lifetime, especially if you have chosen good quality tiles. If a tile cracks or chips, you only need to replace that one tile, saving you money on maintenance too.
Easy to Clean
You can see when a tiled floor needs to be cleaned, there isn’t any of that guessing work that comes with carpet flooring, that’s for sure. Using a mop is the quickest way of cleaning tiled floors, check out the 10 best mops for tile floors here.
Less Maintenance Required
Actually, the best way to maintain your floor is by cleaning it regularly with a mop… it’s that simple. Carpets on the other hand must be professionally cleaned every 6 months to get rid of dirt build-up and so on. Natural wood floors need sealants and treatments regularly, as well as specific cleaning products suitable for weed. Nightmare!
They Don’t Hold Dust
Not only is this brilliant from a cleaning point of view, but it is great for health reasons too. If you have pets and someone in your home has a cat or dog allergy, they will feel a lot more comfortable with tiled floors because they can be cleaned of any pet hairs in just minutes. But do them a favor anyways and make sure to brush them or get a hypoallergenic dog.
The same goes for people suffering from asthma, carpets collect dust and can flare up asthma attacks without warning. Tiled floors are far less likely to accumulate enough dust to bring on an asthma attack between cleaning than any other floor type.
Tiled floors go with almost any decor, so if you get sick of the interior design of your home, you can just paint the walls and rearrange the furniture, leaving the floor as it is.