There are people who will try to convince you that tile floors are “out” and that wood flooring is now the top choice for installing in all rooms including bathrooms. While there are certainly some positives to wood flooring in the bathroom, tile is clearly a superior choice for most bathrooms, particularly full bathrooms that include showers and/or bathtubs. Here are 3 excellent reasons your bathroom remodel needs tiling too.
1. Tile Offers Moisture Resistance
Bathrooms can get really wet. This is especially true if you’re bathing a toddler or dog in your tub, but even if you aren’t, there are going to be times when water splashes out of the tub and onto the floor. When that happens, you’ll be glad you installed tile flooring and not wood. Tile flooring resists water in a more reliable manner than wood flooring does.
However, it’s important to be aware that tile isn’t automatically waterproof. When installing tile, you have to take steps to ensure it will stand up to all the moisture it will be subjected to. This is one of many reasons it’s beneficial to use professionals, like those found at Gabor Design Build. Professional tile contractors have extensive experience with the challenging process for waterproofing, cutting and aligning bathroom tiles.
Assuming correct installation and maintenance, tile flooring easily beats hardwood flooring for moisture resistance.
2. Tile Is Easy to Clean and Superior for Good Hygiene
The bathroom can be a messy place. It’s susceptible to attracting mold and mildew thanks to the extreme amounts of moisture present in the environment. This is not an insurmountable problem when the surfaces in your bathroom are tile. It’s a much bigger problem with other materials like wood.
Stains are also less of a worry with a tile bathroom.
3. Tile Is Stylish
Lately the top trendsetters have been decorating with natural stone tiles in the bathroom. There are abundant other choices that are also lovely: glass tiles, ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles all have certain advantages in the bathroom. You can design just about any type of theme or mood in the bathroom using interesting tile trims, inlays and borders. Whether you want elegant mosaics or utilitarian subway tiles, there are appropriate tile choices for any type of decorating style.
These are three of the most important reasons that tile is the preferred choice of surfaces in the bathroom. As you’ve surely deduced by now, tile is a classic fabrication that will always have its place in the bath area.