In today’s world, people are too busy to take care of house cleaning and maintenance. Therefore, the idea of not having to clean or sweep the floor needs to be taken into consideration when planning the house. To do just that, in this post we’ll provide 5 of the best examples of tiles and why each of them will be useful for our readers who are looking for low maintenance tiles. Each of these tiles is selected by taking into evidence their pricing, durability as well as some other factors.
This tile is the first one to be mentioned on the list mainly because of its immense durability if nothing else. Quarry tiles are made of red clay that is either hand, not seen too much nowadays, or more commonly machine-shaped. The quarry tiles are dried before being fired in large beehive-style kilns. The clay is fired to extremely high temperatures, which gives them their high durability. The high-temperature treatment also infuses them with other properties such as low water absorption rate and nonporous. To be so durable, they had to be made in a basic design such as 6×6 or 8×8 squares. Also the usage of clay causes the tiles to be just hues of red, gray, or tan and no other colors. These types of tiles are most commonly seen in kitchens and some cases the entryway of a house or back patio. Quarry tiles are durable, low costing, and low maintenance and so make out to be an excellent choice when designing a house.
Ceramic tile flooring provides many of the same low-maintenance benefits as quarry tiles. Both of the tiles are clay-based and are created similarly so they have similar characteristics. Since the ceramic tile floors are hard and durable they don’t scratch or dent easily also they’re resistant to water and stains as well. These characteristics are why it’s a perfect match for the kitchen and bathrooms areas. You’ll be sure to find a ceramic tile flooring that matches your style since it’s one of the most versatile flooring options on the market.
Walking on a hard and cold surface in the bedroom or other similar areas is not a pleasant experience if we are being honest with ourselves. For areas that are meant to be an entertaining guest or for relaxation going with carpet tiles/flooring is the best choice. These tiles/floorings are both long-lasting as well as easiest to maintain compared to broadloom carpet since if the carpet is stained or ruined in any way the entire roll needs to replaced whereas if one or two tiles is stained or ruined all that needs to do is replace the ruined positions with a brand new one. While the initial tile cost may be high when its durability and maintenance are taken into factor the pricing becomes irrelevant. With new methods of installation becoming available, carpet tiles can be installed almost anywhere and can be done so quite easily and quickly.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Going for a vinyl flooring is a good choice whether or not you go for a vinyl composition tile (VCT) or Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT). In the beginning, it may seem that a VCT is cheaper and thus the better option but with the low maintenance cost the LCT quickly becomes the correct choice. This is because while VCT may have a low price point it needs to be constantly stripped, waxed, and polished thus added costs are incurred that are much higher than the LCT. While LVT comes with a higher price tag, it has greater design flexibility. Low-maintenance, long-lasting, and aesthetically charming, LVT provides greater value over their lifetime.
Polished concrete may seem like an odd choice for flooring in a house but in recent years it has become popular in house designing due to its low price, easy installation as well as low maintenance. While more expensive initially than laminate or VCT, its minimal maintenance requirements result in a lower life cycle cost. Once installed it only requires occasional sweeping and cleaning. Since its resistance against an exhaustive list of spills and stains, it has quickly risen up the ranks of floor choices in recent times. Due to it being concrete it can be easily grinded and chipped to fit even the most impossible of angles.
Knowing how you want your house to look like means you need to know what goes where and how it looks like compared to the rest of the house as well as altogether in the big picture sense. Flooring is one of the most important aspects of designing a house and so it needs to be taken very seriously. A lot of research needs to be done in order to make sure that the tiles you choose goes with the rest of the house and that it matches the theme you wish to set while also being within a reasonable budget. In that regard we hope our article helps to make you make the proper choice.