Tile, rightfully so, means a great deal to us at Emser Tile. We spend our days immersed in the world of tile, so every day seems like National Tile Day! February 23, however, offers us a special opportunity to truly reflect on the value of tile within a home.
Tile offers a host of benefits to homeowners, so to celebrate National Tile Day, we’re sharing five of our top tile benefits:
1. Tile exudes durability.
Tile and natural stone offer strength and resiliency in a variety of applications, from high-traffic hallways to high-use baths to decorative inlays and mosaics in kitchens. With scratch- and stain-resistant properties, using tile can provide long-reaching benefits. More durable than other interior finishes, tile marries durability with design quality, providing the look and aesthetic of other materials, like wood, with the trusted durability of tile.
2. Tile offers easy maintenance.
Many tile collections have impenetrable glazes, meaning their surfaces are resistant to water, dirt, chemicals, oil, debris, and even germs and bacteria. For collections that are unglazed, the stone’s impervious properties create similar advantages for homeowners. Tile’s ease-of-maintenance is of true benefit to homeowners, suiting busy family lifestyles where unexpected messes are easily cleaned so you can go on about your day.
3. Tile suits any budget.
Tile is uniquely positioned to offer a spectrum of price points. Homeowners often are able to select beautiful tile designs within their budget because of the volume of collections available. From trendy and luxurious collections to tried-and-true designs, tile selections can be attuned to meet your budget.
4. Tile invites inspiration.
Tile aesthetics truly run the gamut of design styles. Not only can you find tile that carries out your design vision, tile regularly challenges and inspires vision with new and unique looks. In addition, the opportunity to be creative with tile installation — whether by using different patterns, like herringbone or by installing in new and unexpected areas, such as feature walls — means that the vastly ranging looks are multiplied.
5. Tile is sustainable.
Tile is an ideal means of infusing sustainable properties into a home. Tile is a natural material, meaning it has no volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, and has a life span of more than 50 years, translating into less material needed over time and less environmental impact.
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