If you are currently looking for flooring options for your home, then you have a wide variety of options from which to choose. Two of the more popular options include tiles and carpet. In this article, I will discuss why tiled garage floor covering makes for a better flooring option around the home than carpet, so that you can make a more educated purchasing decision.
Better Durability And Longer Lasting
When tiled garage floor covering is used around the home, you can expect it to last significantly longer than carpeting. This is especially true if you’re like me and have pets. After all, one of the biggest reasons why homeowners have to replace carpet is that the cat shredded it with his paws. If you have garage floor tiles installed on your floor, then you won’t have to worry about your cat pulling them up. Tiled garage floor covering can withstand all sorts of wear and tear that most carpets can’t stand.
Tiled Garage Floor Covering Is Easier To Clean
If you have pets, then you can understand how hard it is sometimes to keep carpet clean. The same applies if you have young children who tend to spill food and liquids on the floor. Unless the spill is cleaned immediately, the carpet will soak up a significant amount of the liquid and permanently stain. However, when dealing with tiles, this isn’t as much of an issue. When it comes to liquid spills, all that you have to do is mop up the mess. Tiles are much less likely to stain from something that is spilled on them. If you drop a load of dirt on your floor, or if your child tracks some mud in from outdoors, then the carpet will trap a certain amount of that dirt so that you can’t clean it all up. With tiles, on the other hand, all that you normally have to do is wipe or sweep up the mess.
Tiled Floor Covering Is Healthier Than Carpets
Another problem that comes with the use of carpets is that most carpets will trap in allergens, such as dust mites. This can make you and the occupants of the home ill. I recently got rid of some old carpet, and when I disposed of it at the landfill, the dust just came out of it in clouds. Some areas of it resembled a dirty diaper. It was so nasty that I was embarrassed of it. And, to think that my family and I were breathing in some of that stuff while that carpet was in place. Instead of installing new carpet to replace that old stuff, I put in some garage floor tiles, which will not trap in these allergens. You just have to mop or sweep up the floor every now and then. Sometimes, I will use the Swiffer products to do this.
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More Design Flexibility
If you are looking for new and unique ways to improve the look and feel of your home, then tiled floor coverings might be a better fit for you than carpet. While carpets come in many different colors, you can get tiles in many different colors, with designs printed on them. You can mix and match these tiles across your floor to really create something that’s unique. For instance, you can easily create a checkered pattern on your floor with tiles. While doing that with carpet is possible, it’s a lot more difficult.
Easy And Less Expensive To Install
If you intend to install your new floor by yourself, then you will have an easier time of doing it with tiles than if you try to install new carpet. This is especially true if you are using the interlocking tiles that snap together by hand and don’t involve the use of an adhesive. Anyone can put those together. The only potential issue might be in cutting certain tiles to just the right sizes on the perimeter of the floor. With carpet, you usually have to hire a professional to install it for you, which can make carpet a more expensive option than the tiles, even though the tiles are more expensive in terms of material costs.
Tile floor coverings are a much better option than carpet for a number of reasons that include easier installation for the perfect DIY project, more durability, ease of cleaning, and a healthier home. You also have a variety of design options from which to choose in order to personalize your home. Now, go out and buy some garage floor tiles today!