Tiling takes off

Homeowners looking to refurbish their homes are being encouraged to consider tiling as an alternative choice of flooring to carpets or wood. Tiles are an excellent choice for those areas that need a high level of durability or cleanliness, such as hallways or dining areas.

According to Tilechoice many people are now opting for tiles because they "add elegance and glamour to any home as well as being easy to clean and maintain."

One possible reason for the trend is the influence of European homes on how British homeowners furnish their properties. Tony Blue of lets-do-diy.com explains that, "Through holidays and television programmes we see more diversity in interior design than ever before. European homes tend to be tiled and that has played a part in the growing popularity here."

Health fears are another reason why interest in tiles is growing. The US-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified a range of acute health effects that appear to be linked the time spent inside buildings. The EPA warns that most indoor air pollution comes from sources such as adhesives, carpeting and manufactured wood products.

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