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One of the great things about flooring is that you can sometimes install a new floor right on top of the old one. For example, if you have an old hardwood floor, you can often have carpet put down on top of it. You may even be able to have stone or ceramic tile laid down on top of the hardwood, too. This saves you the hassle of having to remove the original floor first. Keep in mind, this is just one of many clever tricks that flooring contractors know. You'll probably discover more of them on this blog, where it's our goal to share information about flooring.



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Want New Flooring? Choose Tile Flooring For Your Home

If you want new flooring, there are many options available. One of these options is tile flooring. Below is information on what this type of flooring is, the benefits of choosing it, as well as tips on keeping your new flooring in good condition. 

Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is a hard flooring that is made of separate tiles. The edge of each tile is filled in with grout. Each tile is placed one at a time so it can take some time to install this type of flooring. There are different types of tiles that can be used. Ceramic tiles are often used, as well as non-porcelain and porcelain. Natural stone tiles are also available for you to use. You can find the tiles in a variety of colors and shades so you can create a beautifully unique floor or choose tiles that are the same color.  

Tile Flooring Benefits

There are many benefits to choosing tile flooring for your home. The tiles are durable and will last a long time. This is especially beneficial if you have a large family and there is a lot of foot traffic in the room. 

Tiles are also resistant to water which makes this material great for kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, and more. There are some tiles that are more water-resistant than others so make sure you ask. Also, a sealant is placed on the tiles to make them even more resistant to water and other liquids. 

Caring for Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is low maintenance. Sweep the floor at the end of each day to remove debris. One thing you have to worry about is the grout as it can become dirty. Clean the grout as soon as you see any dirt to prevent it from building up. There is grout cleaner that you can purchase. You can also make your own using baking soda and water to make a paste. Use a durable brush to scrub the tiles. 

Mop the tile flooring weekly using warm water. If the floor is dirty, mix some mild soap with the water to get the tiles clean. Make sure the soap your purchase works well for tiles to ensure it does not damage your flooring. Deep clean your flooring every few months. This will remove greasy residue and stains. Mix together half warm water and half white vinegar if you want to make your own cleaner. 

The contractor that installs your tile flooring can give you many more tips on keeping it in good condition. Contact a local tile flooring service to learn more.