One question we get asked often is “what rooms in my house should be tiled?” While it is possible to use tile in pretty much every room in the house in some way, there are some rooms that should absolutely always be tiled in every house. While tile may not always be a homeowner’s first choice for their aesthetic preference, certain areas of the home need the functionality that tile provides, and there are so many options available when it comes to choosing tile that there is a solution to satisfy almost everyone’s visual appeal. With both the durability that tile provides and the unique possibilities in design options, there truly is no reason to not be tiling these specific areas of your home:
Exterior walkway and entrance
Your exterior walkway and entrance play a crucial role in the initial impression made of your home and it’s curb appeal. Using tile to pave these areas provide not only the durability they need to withstand changing weather conditions, but also the opportunity to create a unique walkway and entrance that stands out from the rest of your neighbors.
Mudroom and interior entryway
You should also continue the tile from your exterior walkway and entrance to your interior entryway and mudroom. Many homes in Florida don’t have a mudroom, but some newer homebuilders are adding such rooms to their floorplan designs. Regardless of whether your home has a mudroom designated as a place of entry, or simply an entry hallway area, these areas are usually used to store dirty shoes upon entering the home from outdoors. Because of this, most of the dirt that is carried in to our homes from outside remains in these areas. Because it is a lot easier to clean dirt off of tile than it is to get it out of carpet, tiling these areas just makes sense.
Rooms exposed to excess water
There are many rooms in our home that are exposed to large amounts of water on a daily basis – such as the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. Tile is a great choice for any room in the home that is consistently exposed to water because it is easy to wipe dry and is durable enough to withstand the damage that water can cause. Because of this, it has become extremely popular to incorporate tile into rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom as much as possible – homeowner’s aren’t only using it on their floors in these rooms, but also on their walls as backsplashes and shower walls.