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For many years, tiles have been the go-to option for flooring because they were affordable and easily accessible. They provide slightly adequate protection for a reasonable amount of time, in spite of their price. The question is: what should be considered "slightly adequate"? And is that enough?

It is assumed that tiles can be easily maintained, but nothing is further from the truth. Particles of food and debris, condensation, and micro-organisms can become lodged in between the grout joints of tiles, festering and gathering because the area is difficult to clean. Quarry tiles, which are often used in restaurants, are highly porous and chip and break easily. On the other hand, ceramic tile, a popular restroom flooring choice, stains easily and is often slippery when wet. Both types of tiling provide a dangerous and unsanitary environment for everyone who comes into contact with them.

Quarry tile and grout are porous and therefore cannot be anti-microbial. Tile is applied to the floor with a troweled-on cement based mortar (thinset). Because quarry tile is porous, water eventually goes through it and breaks up the thinset. The grout also gets washed out and allows water and grease easier access to underneath the tile. This is why many times tiles become loose.

Grease, water, and food particles get trapped in the grout joints and create a breeding ground for bacteria. They are hard to clean and debris can build in the grout joints over time.

Often times, folks take matter in their own hands. They use epoxy grout to try to solve their broken tiles or highly eroded grout issues, to no avail. Because moisture becomes trapped in the epoxy, tiles pop-up, chip, or crack.

Consider a better solution all together! Choose the Everlast® Epoxy Flooring solution. It is EPA-registered anti-microbial, non-skid, non-porous, non-absorbent, easy to maintain, seamless, and comes in attractive colors. Composed of solid epoxy resin with marble-chip and quartz aggregates, Everlast® Floors are durable and environmentally friendly. They are a permanent solution to tile troubles. Get your Everlast® Floor quote today!