Whether you’re renovating your current house, or you’re looking to add some personality to a new build, choosing tile can be what gives you the home of your dreams. Tile is beautiful, sturdy, and versatile so if you are searching for classic ceramic or a unique mosaic design, you will find the perfect material. You deserve a house that feels like home, so let our Cape Artisan Tile staff help you get that feeling. Our team loves a new challenge, and we love working with new clients (the possibilities are endless!) so reach out if you have any questions regarding the tile itself, the installation process, and anything in between. If you are not sold on tile, let us walk you through why we love using this material and why you should choose it. And if you are looking for specific answers, we recommend giving us a call directly at (781) 620-7943 and we will help you in any way we can!

Durability

When it comes to high traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and entry ways, you want a material that can take repeated use while maintaining its beautiful color and design. Tile is extremely durable because its production involves high temperatures and high levels of pressure, compressing the material into the tile we know and love. Porcelain tiles are the most durable tile, again due to its production process, which is why you will often see bathrooms covered in ceramic tile. In comparison, glass tiles offer an additional layer of protection to prevent damage from water, bacteria, mold, and other sources of damage. Each tile material has different benefits, so your tile layout can be specifically designed for your needs; you just need the right team to steer you in the right direction. 

Easy Maintenance

Compared to hardwood or carpeting, tile is much easier to maintain and keep in pristine condition. Tile does not stain as easily as carpet or wood and it does not trap food bits like carpets do. Generally, regular sweeping or vacuuming will do the trick and will prevent any damage with excessively harsh chemicals or scrubbing. Every so often, we recommend mopping with a very mild soap solution, warm water, vinegar, or baking soda as needed. Every tile requires specific cleaning procedures, so it is so important to know the maintenance requirements before installation. While there might be some outliers, tile is much easier to clean and maintain than other common materials. 

Hypoallergenic

Nowadays, there are so many chemicals and particles in the air that make us sick; those particles land and stick to the ground, making everyone sick and sneezy. So if you are allergy-prone, like most of us are, tile is a wonderful material that will mitigate your allergies and subsequent symptoms. Tile does not trap particles like animal hair, pollen, or dust, providing you and your entire household with better quality air, minimizing allergies. Installing tile means far fewer dust mites, irritants, and uncomfortably runny noses. When you choose tile, you’ll breathe better air! 

Water Resistant

Some areas in your home, like your bathroom and kitchen, are more prone to water damage, so you need a material that repels water. Tile is water resistant, making it an excellent choice for water-prone areas. If you want to learn more about why tile is a great choice for bathrooms, check out this link. Of course water resistance is dependent on the material for the tile, so keep in mind that materials like ceramic and porcelain are essentially impermeable to liquids because of their finish. Water will just rest on top of your tile floors, instead of causing water damage and mold, so you can easily clean a wet surface without worrying about it seeping through. If you want to prevent water damage, mold, and structural damage, invest in tile! 

Tile’s Water Resistant Properties Make For a Great Backsplash!

Eco-Friendly

You may be wondering to yourself, “how can tile be eco-friendly?” Well, there are a few different reasons why tile can be considered eco-friendly, and the first one involves its durability. Ceramic and porcelain tiles can last up to 50 years when they are properly maintained. If you invest in a high quality material, you will have to spend less time, effort, and money to replace broken pieces and you will produce less tile waste. Another reason tile is eco-friendly is its use of hazardous materials. Depending on your supplier and the material, tiles do not require a sealant filled with dangerous chemicals, like others, making the environment safer for you and your family as well as the local ecosystem. In addition, tile can be recycled after use! When you invest in a recyclable material, you are taking care of your future and can ensure the environment will not suffer when the material reaches the end of its service life. And if all of this is not enough, tile produces less waste than other materials during manufacturing. There is less energy used to produce the tile which allows that energy to be preserved and utilized at a later date. 

Indoor Air Quality

As mentioned, tile material is not very porous, thus less dust, dirt, and chemicals will not be able permeate and and remain in the material. While this may seem inconsequential, the indoor air quality is dependent on how many pollutants are trapped within the living space. Materials like wood, carpet, and synthetics trap pollutants and diminish air quality. When harmful chemicals and pollutants are introduced into the area, tile will allow the fumes to escape, preventing those same fumes from being recycled in the air. Tile is a great investment because the material actually promotes better air flow, traps moisture, and prevents mold growth, and improves indoor air quality.  

Style & Versatility

No matter what project you’re working on, tile allows for the ultimate customization and character in a house because of all the varying styles available. You can pick materials ranging from ceramic to natural stone to marble, which allows you to make the decision best suited for your home. Beyond the material, the tiles themselves can be altered, customized, and designed to look perfect for your home specifically. Regardless of whether you are searching for a certain color, design, texture, shape, or size, tile will suit your needs perfectly to enhance your living space. 

Mix and Match Different Tile Material for a One-of-a-Kind Design

So… Why Tile?

No matter what project you’re working on, do not overlook tile and its many beneficial qualities! Tile offers beauty, durability, and options without breaking the bank in installation, repair, and maintenance costs. Its hypoallergenic and water resistant qualities improve indoor air quality while keeping up with your busy family and life. Not to mention, tile is very eco-friendly, so you can rest assured that your decision will not have a huge environmental impact. No matter what kind of lifestyle you have, it is so simple to find the perfect tile that will tie your home together. 

Don’t wait any longer and give our Cape Artisan Tile staff a call. If you give us a call at (781) 620-7943, we would love to offer you a free quote or set up a time for a free in-home consultation. Let’s make your house a home!