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Floor tiles are like a puzzle. You can put almost anything together and every tile job is different. In addition, tile is a great flooring option because of its versatility and longevity, among other distinguishing characteristics.

Here are five benefits of installing tile floors in your home:

1. It Will Last a Long Time

Most people are looking for that harder, more durable surface when they decide to install tile. Two tile options in particular—ceramic and porcelain—are known for their resilience and long-lasting characteristics. Most tile, however, will last for many years if it’s cared for properly. This includes a proper installation and careful cleaning with non-abrasive, non-acidic products.

2. It Comes in a Variety of Options

When it comes to finding the right tile flooring, you’ll have a wide range of options in terms of color and style. A lot of people love the wood look, but you obviously can’t put wood flooring in high-moisture areas like bathrooms. There are so many options now with tile that has the wood look.

3. It’s Healthy

Tile floors can also help preserve your indoor air quality. Tile is fired in high-temperature kilns, meaning it carries little to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can contribute to a wide variety of health problems.

4. It Requires Less Maintenance

If your tile floors are glazed, they require very little maintenance. Tile is also great at withstanding water, spills, and pet accidents, if it is sealed correctly.  That is one of the best selling points of tile. Soap and water will clean up any spill, and a lot of the grouts on the market are 100 percent stain-resistant.