If you want the best floor for your Chicago home, tile is the material to select. It has fewer care needs than hardwood, has more durability than carpet, and keeps its color better than vinyl or linoleum.
Although some materials get made into tiles, we highly recommend using ceramic, porcelain, or textured glass for your new floor. These materials create the low maintenance living you want while giving your home a potential equity boost.
What Are the Benefits of a Tile Floor?
Tile has enough durability that you don’t need to put in the same upkeep efforts as you would need to provide with other materials. Although you must clean them like any other surface, that’s the primary work you need to do.
Most ceramic, porcelain, or textured glass tiles only need new sealants about once every 48 to 60 months.
Here are some of the other benefits to consider if you’re thinking about a tile floor installation in Chicago.
1. Tile floors are affordable.
Even if you select a premium natural tile like marble, you’re still getting one of the cheapest flooring surfaces available when measured by value over long-term durability. One installation can last for decades.
2. It is a water-resistant surface.
If you choose ceramic tiles for your flooring, the material’s glazing reduces the risk of stains and water damage. That’s why it is a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
3. Tile flooring is an environmentally friendly product.
Most tiles come from clay, sand, or glass. Today’s premier manufacturers combine recycled materials to create specific outcomes. Once installed, some Chicago homeowners find that their new floor can retain heat in winter and stay cool during the summer.
4. It improves the resale value of the property.
A Chicago tile floor installation can be a profitable experience when looked at through the lens of long-term equity. It could add thousands of dollars to the final selling price.
Laying Floor Tiles the Correct Way
Before starting a floor tiling project in Chicago, our tea ensures the surface is prepared for the selected material. That includes the adjoining floor height and the existing subfloor's quality to determine the underlayment to use.
If you want a heated floor installed, that’s the time to decide on that additional feature.
After the tools and materials are ready, we plan the design layout for your selected tiles. We find the center of the room to start the laying process. Upon measuring the space's width and length, we dry lay to ensure no sliver cuts are necessary.
When the order plan is set, our team tiles in quadrants to finish by the door. If you want to tile the wall as well, we recommend starting with the floor to ensure the walls can overlap.
Don’t worry – we won’t forget about the spacers and the grouting!
If you have questions about mixing thinset, laying it, and how to set grooves, our customer service team is happy to answer your questions. We can also schedule you for an estimate, talk about your project, and much more!