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Tiles vs Carpet

By: Mike Lovatt / Last UPDATED: October 30, 2017
Tiles vs Carpet

The avocado bathroom suite, the velour sofa, furry walls and carpet; all trends of the 1970’s that are best left aside with the afro and disco fever!

If you are in the process of redecorating your home, you may be considering your flooring options. “Should I tile my floor or install carpet?” is a common consideration, but don’t worry we are here to help.

Warm and fuzzy, carpet provides the perfect environment for the accumulation of dust and bacteria.

Choosing carpet over tiles, can pose some health issues and carpet can be somewhat more expensive to maintain, with a life span of only around 6 years.

If not cleaned regularly, carpet can absorb a huge amount of dirt and cause unpleasant smells over time.

It is also extremely damage prone and far less resilient than other materials. Spills, pets and general wear and tear can decrease the life of your carpet very quickly.

So why choose tiles over carpet?

It may be the older relative, as tiling dates back as far as Roman times, however tiles never seem to date or fall out of trend.

Suitable for any room, they are durable, and when installed correctly they can last a lifetime.

The level of traffic passing through your home will have very little effect on a tiled floor.

Tiling provides such a wide range of colours and textures to create the perfect ambiance for your home.

With almost an unlimited choice, by mixing colour and material you can easily design a unique work of art on your floor.

In the category of “which is better” tiles are considered almost disaster-proof.

Natural stone is becoming more and more popular, with an organic look that can be styled for a traditional or contemporary home.

Spills can easily be cleaned up and even broken tiles can be relatively simple to repair. Tiles can be installed on any level surface and if you currently have a tiled or wooden floor you can simply tile straight over the top.

The advantages of choosing floor tiles over carpet are long and although tiling may not be the cheapest flooring choice, your investment will be diluted over many years, leaving you very happy with your choice.

Tile cleaning and protection products help to extend the longevity of your floor too, leaving you with a perfect finish all year round.

Check out the popular Aegean Cream, Roman Opus range. They are available in a variety of sizes, making them perfect for both domestic and light commercial use.

This is an extremely versatile tile which has been sensitively and ethically sourced from Turkey. The cream colour with attractive gold tones, gives a luxurious feel making them ideal for conservatories, hallways and kitchen flooring.

Floor Tiles

These stone floor tiles have a peppering of fossilisation and have a tumbled finish which gives the surface and edges a classical antique appearance.

Browse our range of floor tiles now, to create a new, fresh look within your home or business.

Article by Mike Lovatt

Here at Atlas Ceramics we import and distribute high quality products to support the tiling industry. These products include Polished tiles, Matt tiles or Satin tiles for the wall and floor, ceramic and porcelain tiles, natural stone and mosaics, from Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

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