By Joe Szabo, Scottsdale Real Estate Team
With all the choices on the market today between tile and carpet, it’s more complicated than ever for residents to choose which type of flooring is best for them. Even though carpet is the most popular type of flooring, many people are choosing to steer away from carpet because of the maintenance. Especially with kids and dogs, carpets trap everything coming and going, along with what is dropped, spilled or just part of day to day living. A dirty carpet affects the beauty of a house and can affect the health of the household. Wall to wall carpets also contain harmful compounds, but they are soft, comfortable and lend a warmth to a room that tile cannot.
Just like carpeting, tile comes in a variety of colors, density and styles. Tiles have stain resistant features which make them ideal for stains and spills, but as anyone who has a toddler knows tiles provide their shares of bumps and bruises. Using tiled floor is normally easy and less tedious compared to other flooring. You can also make use of a low toxicity thin set mortar to make your own tile floor. This can also make the maintenance manageable. When the tile gets damaged, you simply have to fix it by getting rid of the damaged one and replace a new one. These easy repair and maintenance suggestions can help your tiles last long. If choosing tiles, especially specialty tiles, it is helpful to order extra and store them for easy replacement.
The decision to use tile over carpet is a personal one and directly related to the use of the room .We hope that this discussion raised some points that help make your decision process easier.
Please note that this Scottsdale Real Estate Blog is for informational purposes and not intended to take the place of a licensed Scottsdale Real Estate Agent. The Szabo Group offers first class real estate services to clients in the Scottsdale Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area in the buying and selling of Luxury homes in Arizona. Award winning Realtors and Re/MAX top producers and best real estate agent for Luxury Homes in Scottsdale, The Szabo group delivers experience, knowledge, dedication and proven results. Contact Joe Szabo at 480.688.2020, info@ScottsdaleRealEstateTeam.com or visit www.scottsdalerealestateteam.com to find out more about Scottsdale Homes for Sale and Estates for Sale in Scottsdale and to search the Scottsdale MLS for Scottsdale Home Listings.
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