Tiles are cost effective
On top of advantages in functionality and durability, tiles are extremely cost-effective over their lifespan. It is important to think about how long materials will last and the cost of maintenance for your flooring, as well as initial raw material and installation costs. Certain floor coverings may have lower initial costs but the maintenance involved costs more over time until full replacement is needed.
Along with our own market research, and an independent cost analysis by the Tile Council of North America, we believe tiles are the most cost-effective flooring material available. See below comparison (click on image to enlarge).