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20-year tile install — and counting

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20-years ago we installed this customer’s tile — today she called to have us ‘spruce it up’ with a deep cleaning. Yesterday, it was a customer from 15-years ago.

Savvy shoppers look at the $0.33 per square foot per year cost of tile when considering materials to use in their projects.* When you’re considering the cost of floor covering choices ask: Will it last? Is it going to be a source of aggravation 2 years from now, or a ‘fixture’ for the next 20 years? How easy is it to maintain? Will you be able to find the contractor if you need them in the future?

When the up-front cost is spread over the life of the material, tile installed correctly has the lowest cost of any other flooring material. Sheet vinyl’s per year cost is $1.39, carpet’s is $1.08, and man-made hardwood is $$0.74 per year.

*See more results from the Scharf-Godfrey construction cost study at

(Of course, we’re glad to hear from our customers more often than once every 20 years, but it’s nice to know they’re choosing to update their floors instead of ‘having’ to.)

Author: Neuse Tile Service

We are second generation, NC small business tile contractors dedicated to quality tile and stone installations. Since 1964, the Neuse Tile team has worked very hard to maintain the quality and integrity that have been crucial to our business' success in the Triangle area. Specialty construction trades have changed and evolved over the years, and our certified installers are truly talented craftsmen. We are proud of our work, and are committed to doing everything we can to promote the proper installation of ceramic tile, to satisfy our customers, and to run a viable business. We are honored by the trust our customers place in us and look forward to serving this area with high quality tile installations for many years to come.

One thought on “20-year tile install — and counting

  1. I often forget about bringing this to the customer’s attention when they are shopping around. This information is a great sales tool when selling tile, and will help many customers decide on which type of material to use if they are up in the air. I have tile, hard wood and carpet in my home and the tiled rooms are by far my favorite. They look just as good as the day we put them in and they are extremely easy to keep clean!!!

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