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Interior Design: Tiles

Updated on March 10, 2015

Choosing tiles?

Ok, you have decided that you want to use tiles in your house...

Do you want to know more about Advantages and Disadvantages of Tiles?

I have been working in high-end flooring boutique for last two years, so I'd like to share the knowledge. I have used these selling points when talking to my customers.

This list might be useful as well for people who work in tile shops and want to be the best sales people.

ADVANTAGES

Come in different sizes, varieties & shades

Long-term investment

Extremely durable/resilient

Last lifetime without fading or wearing

Able to withstand heavy traffic

Ideal for outdoor/indoor use

Low maintenance

Easy to clean

Fireproof

Waterproof

Have high slip resistance

Good alternative to stone

More superior to other flooring

Non allergy product

Eco product

DISADVANTAGES

Slight variation in batches, sometimes not exact colour

Not as cosy as carpet flooring

Cold (use under tile heating)

High prices

Might be slippery if wet

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      really helpful suggestions, THANKS !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great tile lens with lots of useful information. If you are looking for cheap tiles in the UK have a look at this site http://www.tiles4all.co.uk

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      bulululu 5 years ago

      Great lens thanks for share vacuum reviews

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      desilegend 7 years ago

      @tssfacts: To Tssfacts: Tiles are quite nice in warm climates and with underfloor heating (cold climates).No ugly radiators.

      Be careful choosing grout. Choose waterproof one.

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      I am so tired of the whole house being carpeted. My current home has both carpet and tiles flooring. I really like the tile floors. They are easy to keep clean and feel cool to my bare feet. My next home will have nothing but tile flooring.

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      desilegend 7 years ago

      @davis66: Thanks Davis66. The best usage for mosaic on the floor would be in bathrooms (shower room) or swimming pools. In some cases - it might be hard to maintain it because of trapped dust particles.

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      davis66 7 years ago

      Seems like tiles would really be the easiest way to go if you are installing the flooring on your own. Nice lens.