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Tile Your Home Rather Than Carpet It

There are several areas across your home that you could have tiled instead of carpeted or covered in linoleum or…

By Erin Ellen , in Construction & Building , at June 4, 2018

There are several areas across your home that you could have tiled instead of carpeted or covered in linoleum or vinyl. From the indoors to the outdoors and back again, where people spend a lot of time or the foot traffic is low, and back again, you might want to consider the benefits of tiling because of its durability and how easy they can be to clean. If they get wet, they are easy to dry. If they are dirty, they are easy to spruce up with some sort of detergent. If they break, which is not often the case, they can be easily replaced. There are all sorts of pros – far more than cons – that come with being in the game of tiles. 


Perhaps you have a cobbled pathway that is lined with unwanted grass which is actually growing bigger roots and pushing up the cobbles. Now might be the time to get rid of this nuisance by making use of the cheap tiles Sydney and indeed other parts of the country can sell you. Because they are inexpensive and quite hardy, you can have them outside and consistently exposed to the elements, for rain to fall on and sunshine to beat down on. 

In your kitchen 

Just one of the places in your house where you are most advised to have cheap floor tiles is in your kitchen, when you spill things on the floor while cooking and move around a lot, so the grub beneath your foot spreads around that square or rectangular place. This is arguably the area in your house, be it a big home or a small one, you clean the most, so pairing it with tiling that is indeed easy to clean is the right way to go. Get a mop and bucket and a bit of water and you are good to go, rather than having to vacuum carpet, which really is difficult in a kitchen. You’d be surprised how many people love the feel of a plush carpet underfoot, but then actually really dislike having to clean it. 

The grouting is not a problem 

When you have the tiles put in, talk to the trusted and trained tiler about how thick or thin you would like the grouting. You won’t always be able to choose; as certain tiles require a certain measurement for the interspersed grouting. But when the choice is yours, and in accordance with some sound and solid advice from your builder or tiler, then go for something that you can sweep and mop over easily, and which doesn’t collect dirt and other grime over time. This can be a health hazard which is easily avoidable.  


As with other elements of life, talk to the builder about the budget of all of this. Tiles are inexpensive, in most cases, but the labour associated to have them put in can be pretty high. Perhaps you can offset some of these costs by going to purchase your own tiles and having them delivered to the home, instead of the tiler having to do this.