Ever wonder what kind of flooring is really “you?” Carpet? Tiling? Ceramic? Wood? When it comes right down to it, what you put on your floors is a matter of personal taste.
But if you have both carpet and animals, for example, you may need to step back and take a look at your options. There are many practical reasons to choose tiling instead of carpeting.
If you don’t like cleaning carpets on a regular basis, then tiles would definitely be an improvement. Carpets retain vestiages of just about everything dropped on them, from a present from the dog to a glass of red wine. Professional stain cleaning can be prohibitively expensive. Tiles make cleaning up accidents much easier and less stressful.
Those who love tile have an artistic side that revels in the lovely mosiac patterns they make possible. They have choices one cannot find with carpeting. Homeowners get to create their own designs, choose the type of tile to suit each room, mix-and-match their choices and, perhaps, spend a lot less on tiles.
The choice of tiles is truly stunning in colors, surfaces, glazing and patterns. Even if the exact right color does not seem to exist for a home, tile can be painted to match. Carpet does not offer the same flexibility; buyers can’t change the color without replacing the entire surface, and options are far more limited.
Of course, there are also plenty of reasons to love carpeting. It all comes down to personal preference. Just make sure to choose a floor that truly suits your lifestyle.