Remodeling a home can be a time consuming process, especially when you run into unexpected obstacles, such as finding a quality installer who is able to meet your remodel needs. Depending on what your design is, you might have to decide what materials you are using for floors, backsplash, showers, outdoor patios, bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms, and entryways, among others. The possibilities are endless! There is a reason “Tile Installer Near Me” is searched over 100 times a day on Google.
Home prices are increasing and it’s not just because of inflation. Sellers (and their realtors) are smart. Homeowners (and house flippers, builders, and property managers) know that adding tile to your home can increase the value when you are choosing on-trend designs, patterns and colors. The increase in home value can offset the cost of tile, but you don’t want to choose the wrong places (or people!) to install tile throughout your home, or it might cost you more in the long run.
Ready to start increasing the value of your home with a professional tile installer? Here are 5 ways to utilize tile in your home to get a little more cash in your pocket when the time comes!
Add Tile To Your Kitchen
Adding tile to your kitchen floor can really brighten the room, welcoming guests to gather around food. There are even slip-resistant tile options available, so you never have to worry about someone taking a major crash in the kitchen! Mold and mildew gross you out? Pick a tile that offers mold, mildew and bacteria resistance, and keep your counters clean and sanitized! You also don’t have to worry about stains when your child spills Kool-Aid on the counter, or when your great Uncle John drops a ladle of spaghetti sauce and splatters everywhere!
Changing the backsplash can be an artist’s dream when using multiple tile designs, allowing you to truly feel like you designed your home – piece by piece, knowing that no one else may have the same design as you! Pinterest is a great place to start finding inspiration for tile work you may be interested in.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
We all know the importance of indoor air quality – but did you know that tile is the best for improving your house’s air? Since there aren’t any chemicals used when manufacturing tile (it’s a simple kiln process, just like when you were a kid in art class), there aren’t any toxins floating around inside your home, at least not from your flooring, backsplash or counters. Even the grout used with tile can be made with zero volatile organic compounds!
Since tile can be mold and mildew resistant, it means those spores can’t grow, which provides better air quality! Being inside during the Pandemic has really proven just how important our indoor air quality is – small particles can get so many places! This is super important when you have tile in a bathroom, where steam is found in high amounts, and can seep into cracks, crevices and in every nook and cranny.
Cost to Install & Maintain vs. Other Types of Material
While the initial cost to buy and have tile professionally installed may seem counterintuitive, the ease of maintenance and the lack of professional cleanings needed over time can balance (and reduce!) the cost of tile. When you have carpet, overtime the carpet frays, requiring a professional to either replace or patch spots. After so long of daily use, you may choose to get your carpets cleaned – and that cost is continual over time, whereas tile just requires a simple cleaning solution and a rinse. No replacing of pieces that have pulled from the wall, or repairing entire sections due to burns and stains.
Since many tile options are also scratch resistant, kids and pets aren’t an issue for long term tile usage. This means if you choose to sell your home, you won’t have to update the tiling before the new owners take possession, proving another cost-savings to tile usage!
Create an Outdoor Patio Oasis
When the weather is warm, family and friends gather in backyards to create memories. Don’t let your backyard situation be what people remember! Seating for the masses or an intimate firepit area is all possible with a tile patio. Outdoor kitchen areas are often forgotten when it comes to design, but keep the tile style flowing outside there as well. Our professional tile installers are prepared to help you construct the perfect patio for your home.
Your backyard isn’t the only outdoor space you have, so make sure to look at your front entryway for additional focal points to add tile. Add a pop of colored ceramic to each step up to your front door, adhering to the wood to create two-tone design elements. The pieces aren’t likely to fall out when laid properly, and can hold up in high traffic areas.
Use Intricate Designs and Patterns
One of the best things about ceramic and other types of tile is the ability to create intricate designs, mosaics, and abstract patterns. When you use a professional installer, your dreams can come to life. Imagine a blue shower floor, reminding you of the ocean. Or a stunning fireplace hearth with warm reds, browns, and oranges. Show your guests where the pool is by using a different color tile to spell out POOL.
Get crazy and create an entire accent wall of tile to really showcase your love for simple natural textures or put tile on your ceiling to create a steam shower effect.
The value of your home increases when you have these small details, so why not use someone that knows what they are doing? It’ll save you time, money, energy, and give you the peace of mind knowing your tile was installed properly the first time, without hassle!
It’s easy to choose to add tile to your home in many different rooms, spaces and places. No matter if you’re remodeling your home to sell now, or in 15 years – adding tile is a great way to get a big return on your investment. Or maybe you are looking to change up the flow of your home and recharge your dwelling space.
DIY is all the range in remodeling, but doing tile work wrong can set you back more than once. Weight the pros and cons to doing some (or all) of your own remodel work – there is a reason professionals are professionals! Setting tile is more than simply setting tile. The cuts need to be done perfectly, the edges need to match up, the spaces between individual pieces need to be accurate and even, and any finishes or sealants need to be applied correctly (or your tile investment will be more of an invest-wont!), so leave it to the experts here at Floor World and rest easy knowing you made the rest choice when choosing Floor World for all of your tile needs. Save yourself time and money by allowing the experts to do what they are best at – laying tile to create your dream home, with an affordable price tag, guaranteed work, and the best customer service in Ephrata, PA!