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Tile is not just a flooring material. Tile can be used as decoractive center pieces, borders, and accents to your beautiful hardwood flooring.

Ease of Maintenance

While no floor remains entirely maintenance free, ceramic tile comes about as close at it can to being service free. With the installation of grout, tile becomes almost impervious to water damage, and can be virtually hosed off if necessary.

There is a tile option for nearly any application, and your imagination and creativity are your only limitations when installing tile.

Cost Effectiveness
Dollar for dollar, tile still remains one of the most cost effective flooring surfaces on the market today. When considering initial costs versus longevity, it becomes quite clear that ceramic tile overall offers the best "dollar per mile" of any flooring surface.

Capital Improvement. In many cases, adding a tile floor to your home will increase its potential resale value tremendously. Potential buyers will certainly take notice of a well installed and designed tile floor. With its attractive style and impressive presentation, a good tile floor can add thousands of dollars in potential value to prospective customers.

Installation Variety
While your installation options are only limited by your imagination, there are a number of ideas already in place to get your creative juices flowing. Although flooring has always been the number one usage of ceramic tile, you aren't limited to just floors. Backsplashes, porticos, murals and countertops can all be tiled in an artistic manner, subject to your décor. You can match your floor to your tile walls, or contrast the two to make your project stand out even more.

Tile is great for high traffic situations thanks to its strength and resiliency to staining and wear. While not extremely impact resistant, the wear ability of tile is the reason for its durability.

As always, style counts, and tile is no exception to that rule. There is an unlimited variety to tile, from bright vibrant colors to muted tones and everything in between, and a brief trip to any tile house or home improvement retailer will prove this point. While colors and textures can vary greatly between manufacturers, virtually any combination of color and texture can be found on today's market.

 Article from DYI

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