“Tiles are a categorized as hard flooring and are available in a wide range of man-made and natural materials. Some of the many varieties available are mosaics, slate, ceramic tiles and marble, each with their own unique characteristics, applications and levels of durability. Tiles are well suited for bathrooms, utility rooms and kitchen areas because of hard wearing and waterproofing attributes.
Tiles can be cold underfoot and can be slippery when wet so are not suited where older people or children are present. If they have an intricate pattern they can be difficult to fit as well as being expensive and semi-permanent. They are also noisy and require other softer surfaces to reduce the amount of echo in a room.