Baby playing on tileWhy choose tile for your Jupiter home? One semi-obvious reason is that it keeps your house cool during those hot Florida days. Beyond that, there are many benefits to installing tile flooring.

Durability

Ceramic is one of the most popular materials for Jupiter tile flooring because it’s durable, long lasting, and can withstand extreme temperatures. Porcelain is another popular tile material. It’s created from extremely fine porcelain clay and fired at a higher temperature than regular ceramic, making it very dense and tough. Tile is practical for homes with pets because it’s also resistant to scratching.

Resistance to Water

Another very appealing quality of tile is its resistance to water. This makes it a great flooring option for a kitchen, bathroom, entryways, and other places where water tends to come in contact with the floor almost daily. But don’t worry, cleanup is easy! Most tiles can be easily cleaned with just a damp mop or sponge. Tile’s water resistant and easy-to-clean qualities also make it an attractive option for kitchen and bathroom backsplashes, showers, bathtubs, and countertops.

Styles

Most tiles can come in glazed and unglazed styles, as well as in a wide variety of color, texture, and gloss options. They can be cut in various sizes and shapes to be arranged in straight lines or patterns. Colorful mosaic-style tile designs are popular for backsplashes.

Care & Caution

Along with all of tile’s great qualities, it’s important to know how to care for it and how to safely incorporate it into your home. As described above, tile cleaning and maintenance is relatively easy compared to other flooring materials. You should, however, be cautious of its slippery surface, especially if there are children or elderly residents in your home. It can be easy to slip and fall when walking around on glossy tile floors in socks. You should also make sure your rugs have a rubber backing to give them traction, which will prevent the rugs from slipping out from underneath you.

If you are currently living tile-free or want to add to your tile trend, call Floor Coverings International Jupiter and schedule your free in-home consultation today! Join the many homeowners who choose to incorporate Jupiter tile into their home.

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