Porcelain floor tiles are not just a source of beauty and enjoyment, though that is what they do best! They are also an investment in the value of your home. As today’s housing market experiences tumult, potential buyers are savvier and can often see past a new coat of paint to the foundation of the home. They are looking for quality, in addition to appearance.
What will they see when they look at your beautiful tile floor?
They will certainly see beyond the tile: they will see the pride you take in your home, the care you have lavished on it, the beauty that it holds, and the lasting quality they can expect. As the seller, you will be able ask a higher listing price range because your home simply has higher value.
How do porcelain tiles add so much to the value of your home?
The first and easiest answer is that they are tremendously attractive. With tile, you can create any number of looks, from sleek sophistication to charming, cozy cottage. It creates a focal point of any room. The look and feel of porcelain tiles instantly and effectively conveys quality, simplicity, and a hint of opulence at the same time. Any prospective home owner who walks into a room and is greeted by beautiful tile floor mosaics will fall in love.
Beyond surface appearances, high quality porcelain floor tiles are very durable and resistant to impact, chemicals, water absorption, staining, and scratching. Maintenance is very easy, particularly with a well-glazed tile. This also makes it a very hygienic choice in any room, particularly the kitchen and bathroom. This is certainly a selling point with any home buyer.
What could be better than a gorgeous floor that is easy to clean?
The primary differences between these two types of tile are the temperature at which they are kiln fired and the raw materials used. Porcelain is created by exposing the clay to very high temperatures; this in turn vitrifies, or hardens, the surface. Because of this process, these tiles are enormously durable. As mentioned, the floors are impact-resistant, and they will also continue to look beautiful far longer than other flooring materials have faded, buckled, or cracked. The inherent quality of the flooring itself is a selling point because home owners see a gorgeous floor that they will not have to soon replace. It then becomes their own investment.
There is yet another reason why a high quality, well-crafted tile floor adds value to your home: it implies a level of commitment and care that reflects the quality of the rest of your home. Home owners know that no one with a subpar home would go to the expense of tile installation. That would be like putting a rare Oriental carpet on a basement’s dirt floor. If you care enough about your bathroom, entryway, or kitchen to install lovely tile, it conveys your sense of pride, style, and value.