When you consider your options in regards to the flooring of your home you no doubt think of carpet, laminate, vinyl or solid wood – but there’s a new kid on the block that is proving to be more and more popular as an alternative for the kitchen, garage, utility room or study.
Interlocking floor tiles, such as those produced by R-Tek Manufacturing, feature a unique hidden joint system – but what are the benefits of this flooring solution compared with traditional alternatives?
Although many of us consider ourselves to be something of a dab hand at DIY even if all of the evidence point to the contrary – like that shelf that fell down an hour after putting it up – but in reality accomplishing what you set out to achieve with a project is much harder than it may first appear. This is particularly the case with solid wood flooring or sheet products.
However interlocking floor tiles couldn’t be easier to install, and follow a simple four-step process, while the material they are made from ensures it is easy to cut to size depending on the dimensions of the room.
Easy to Maintain
We all know how difficult it can be to clean carpet, as well as how much of an absolute disaster is should you spill something like red wine onto it!
For this reason vinyl or laminate is the flooring of choice for the kitchen because of how easy it is to maintain, however this is another area in which interlocking floor tiles excel. All it takes is an occasional damp mopping to keep them looking as good as new, while worrying about spills or muddy footprints will be a thing of the past!
Hard Wearing & Durable
The typical domestic kitchen and bathroom sees a lot of foot traffic, and whatever flooring solution you install, you want to be sure that it is going to be able to stand up to the rigours of daily use.
How easy a type of flooring is to clean is one aspect, however you also want to be sure that it isn’t going to be easily damaged by heavy domestic use, water or other spillages. Interlocking floor tiles are load and impact resistant which mean they don’t crack or break under compression or heavy impact, while they also last much longer than resin coatings, vinyl and rubber shutter, tiles or carpet.
Comfort is another important factor when it comes to domestic flooring, and again interlocking floor tiles come out on top over laminate and solid wood flooring. Not only are they slip resistant – making them perfect for the bathroom – but they are also exceptionally comfortable to walk and stand on – one of the main reasons that they are so popular within commercial environments that require employees to stand for long periods of time.