Tile is a popular flooring choice for many homeowners in the Concord area. To help you decide if tile is right for your home, we’ve put together a list of the pros and cons of this versatile flooring material.

Pros

Durable: Tile is one of the most durable flooring options out there. It is hard, resists stains, and can withstand repeated use. It’s a great choice for rooms that have high foot traffic or see a lot of wear and tear. If you’re looking for a durable floor that won’t wear out after a couple years, tile is for you!

Easy to care for: Tile is also very easy to care for. Simply wipe up any spills or dirt, sweep or vacuum on a regular basis, and wash with a damp mop when needed. Tile resists moisture and stains so most messes will clean up easily. For this reason, tile is commonly used in entryways and kitchens where there tends to be more debris that ends up on the floor. Tile is also an ideal flooring choice for the bathroom because it resists moisture and water can simply be wiped up.

Versatile: Available in a wide variety of materials, colors and patterns, tile is an extremely versatile flooring choice. From natural stone to ceramic and neutral to bold, you will have no trouble finding a tile that suits your needs. Tile works well in both modern and traditional homes.

Good for warm climate: Many homeowners who live in hot, humid climates install tile in their homes because it is cool underfoot. It is also ideal for dusty or sandy environments because grit and debris are easily swept up. Tile does well in high-humidity environments because there is low risk for mildew growth unlike carpet.

Cons

Comfort: The biggest downside to tile is that it isn’t the most comfortable flooring choice. Its hardness makes it very durable, but it isn’t ideal for sitting or standing on for long periods of time. If your heart is set on tile, you can help mitigate the comfort issue by putting down cushioned rugs. In general though, tile isn’t well suited for living rooms, game rooms, or children’s playrooms.

Not ideal for cold climate: While tile may be a good choice for warm climates, it isn’t the ideal choice for cold climates. Tile isn’t warm or cozy underfoot and doesn’t insulate well when the weather is cold. For homeowners who deal with cold temperatures, carpet may be a better choice.

If you have any questions about whether or not tile is right for your home, contact us today! We offer free in-home estimates!