Not only is tile gorgeous, it also provides the lowest lifecycle cost of any flooring choice. Smart and beautiful…that’s why you should choose tile.
Tile provides better value than hardwood, laminate, carpet and vinyl.
When it comes to lasting affordability, there is no comparison.
Independent consulting firm Scharf-Godfrey defines life cycle costs as the sum of the initial costs, maintenance costs and removal costs. Taking each of these factors into account, they analysed tile and 12 other flooring options. Their study found that over time, tile is most affordable flooring type.
Life Cycle Cost Analysis is a method of project evaluation in which all costs arising from owning, operating, maintaining and disposing of a project are considered important to the decision. So, the costs represent an appraisal of actual initial installation costs, custodial maintenance expenses, and removal costs for each material over the product life cycle. In all cases, the developed costs reflect high standards for installation and good maintenance practices.
If you came into this process with the perception that ceramic tile is expensive, then, you may be surprised to realize that it actually costs less per year than all other floor finishes over the life of a building. In fact, all tile is less than $0.40 per square foot per year. Carpet and vinyl are significantly more expensive due to their shorter expected life!
With all it has going for it, choosing tile just plain makes sense. Now you know that it makes cents too!
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Article and information courtest of whytile.com