tile flooring columbiaTile flooring is everywhere. It’s in the bathrooms at work, the hallway of your local mall, and perhaps even in your own kitchen. Tile is a common commodity for a good reason. Here at Floor Coverings International Columbia East, we offer countless tile varieties and believe that any Columbia home can benefit from what tile has to offer. Next time you’re renovating your floors, consider including tile for any of the following reasons.


Natural stone tile, like travertine or slate, is mined from the ground and is a readily renewable resource. These tiles cut back on energy used in manufacturing and eliminate pollution from chemicals that are otherwise used in the manufacturing of synthetic floors. Natural stone tiles are timeless in appearance and are physically long lasting. You won’t need to waste resources replacing these floors because they won’t easily wear down or go out of style!

Wood-Look Tile

There aren’t many floors that can successfully recreate the appearance of wood like tile can. Wood-look tile is made of ceramic or porcelain and can be printed with high definition inkjet technology to look just like real hardwood planks. These tiles are even given the texture of hardwood graining. This is a great choice for homes with pets or messy kids. Wood-look tile will be much more durable than hardwood or carpet, but it can still give you the look and feel of a real wood floor.

Temperature Friendly

One thing that makes tile eco-friendly is its ability to cut back on energy costs. As a highly conductive material, tiles stay cold in the shade and retain heat from sunlight. This makes them a great choice for staying cool in the summer. As long as it’s kept in the shade, a tile floor will remain relatively cool and will help you cut back on your AC usage. Tile is incredibly compatible with radiant heating, so use this pairing in the winter to stay warm.

Adds Resale Value

The resale value boost that natural stone provides is the cherry on top of tile’s list of amazing benefits. Stone floors like travertine are considered to be timeless and beautiful and will appeal to almost any homebuyer. These are also some of the most durable and long lasting floors one could install – an added plus for homeowners and buyers in the Columbia area.

Get Started Today

Tile is an easily maintained, timeless, and long lasting floor that can make for a great addition to your Columbia home. Contact Floor Coverings International Columbia East to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We proudly serve the greater Columbia, Cayce, Blythewood areas.

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