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Not only is tile gorgeous, it also prevides the lowest lifecycle cost of any flooring choic. Smart and beautiful…that’s Why Tile.

Tile provides you better value than:

Cost Comparison

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 analyzed tile and 12 other flooring options. Their study found that over time, tile is most affordable flooring type.

$.35 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs less per year than all other floor finishes.

$.42 per yr/per sqft

Natural hardwood flooring costs more per year than ceramic tile.

$.35 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs less per year than all other floor finishes.

$1.08 per yr/per sqft

With an expected life of six years, carpet costs significantly more per year than ceramic tile.

$.35 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs less per year than all other floor finishes.

$.71 per yr/per sqft

Not only does laminate cost more, its life span is half that of ceramic tile.

$.35 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs less per year than all other floor finishes.

$1.39 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs four times less per year than sheet vinyl alternatives.

Hardwood

$.35 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs less per year than all other floor finishes.

$.42 per yr/per sqft

Natural hardwood flooring costs more per year than ceramic tile.

Carpet

$.35 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs less per year than all other floor finishes.

$1.08 per yr/per sqft

With an expected life of six years, carpet costs significantly more per year than ceramic tile.

Laminate

$.35 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs less per year than all other floor finishes.

$.71 per yr/per sqft

Not only does laminate cost more, its life span is half that of ceramic tile.

Vinyl

$.35 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs less per year than all other floor finishes.

$1.39 per yr/per sqft

Ceramic tile costs four times less per year than sheet vinyl alternatives.

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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