Head to Head: Which is Better – Tile or Carpet Flooring?

Head to Head: Which is Better – Tile or Carpet Flooring?

Many people assume that carpet is the better flooring option for some rooms in their home, such as their bedroom. At Mission Tile West, we suggest that you consider tile flooring. Keep reading to see a head to head comparison between the two and then contact us at 626-799-4595 to get access to the best tile in the business.

The Cost of Tile Versus Carpet

This is essentially a wash. Why? Because the range is so wide. You can get very affordable carpet or you can get premier, luxury carpet that will cost ten times as much. The same is said for tile. You can find plain, standard tiles at your hardware store that may be very cheap, but you could also use beautiful, hand-made tiles. In short, no matter what your price range is, you can find a type of carpet or tile that fits within it.

The Appearance of Tile Versus Carpet

As far as appearance goes, carpet and tile could hardly be more different. One generally has beautiful designs and colors, while the other is typically a single color. One is soft and plush, and the other is elegant and sleek. It is up to the person choosing between the two to decide which is the more beautiful option. That said, remember that tile is much easier to clean so it can maintain its beauty for much longer than carpet can.

The Comfort of Tile Versus Carpet

You might immediately assume that that carpet is more comfortable than tile but that is not accurate. Yes, tile is hard and sleek, while carpet is plush and soft. However, there are many ways you can choose to make a tile floor much more comfortable. For example, you can add heated tile to your bathroom to make it cozy when you get out of the shower. In the bedroom, you can add plush carpets that can be thrown in the wash when dirty and easily changed out when you want to change your style.

The Maintenance Requirements for Tile Versus Carpet

Tile is hard and very, very easy to clean and keep clean. It is even better than hardwood floors because tile is waterproof so you can clean it with a mop. You can also clean it with a vacuum, broom, or just about anything you want. Carpet, however, is very difficult to keep clean. The fibers can trap dust, pollen, and other allergens, and it is very easy to stain.

As you can see, tiles have several advantages over carpet. If you would like to check out some of the most popular tile options, contact Mission Tile West at 626-799-4595 or make an appointment to visit our showroom. We are standing by to help.