Rugs are palpable floor enhancers, they provide decorous landmarks in rooms and passages, room finishings has striking importance, the type of comfort that can be derived from a room is influenced by it's furnishings and finishing touches. Rooms with elaborate designs has a tendency of satisfying visitors and occupants of the room, somes design sends welcoming signals while others repel.

To get the best value for money, your house should be properly fitted with finishing materials that ensures pleasurable experience. Rugs are powerful room beautifiers, most rugs are intelligibly designed to meet your needs. The artistic patterns on rugs has colors that would match perfectly with your chairs and other furniture's, rugs can brighten up a room significantly, this depends on the colors and designs selected.

Noise can make a room less welcoming, and taking rest in such rooms becomes almost impossible, rugs are good sound absorbers, rooms with rug floor coverings has reduced echo and noise. The kind of air that circulates within a room has a significant impact on the room occupants, rugs helps in absorption of particles and dirt's that can harm our health.

During cold seasons rooms floored with rugs provides warmth, this is invaluable as heat loss is reduced and heating expenses in turn is reduced.

• Adds style to the home. • Different designs are available. • Reduces sound and noise. • Ensures warmth and reduces heat loss. • Reduces heating cost. • Increases floor grip and provides cushioning effect during falls.

• Some can catch fire easily. • Fluids can mess them up. • Good designs are expensive.



Easier to clean and much warmer on the feet

In colder climes rugs and carpets are essential to keep the floors warm and also the feet warm. In hot countries I can understand why tiles are preferable because they are cooler on the feet too.

However, many people in the UK have rugs in the bathroom and only have tiles in a kitchen. Also if you have old houses, most will have wooden floors so you can't have tiles.

Posted by Alexa on 07-11-2017

Tiles Are Noisy. Rugs Are Not Noisy

Tiles are noisy. Nobody wearing shoes with heels can sneak up on you. Rugs, by contrast, are much quieter and a plush rug feels nice to walk on. If you have allergies however, rugs can be not so nice. But if you don't have allergies and you have a good vacuum cleaner and can afford to pay for a good carpet cleaning every now and then, then rugs are better than tiles. Also, you're less likely to slip and fall on a rug. Although ... some tiles are very pretty! :)
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 07-24-2017

Rugs add life

Give me a rug-covered floor any day of the week. There are some situations in which I'd say you should go tile over all else, such as in a kitchen or a bathroom - basically places where things are going to be getting damp or messy on a regular basis. But when it comes to a regular room like a family room or a bedroom or something of that sort, I'm all in on rugs. Plus you can walk around on rugs without socks on and not freeze - so that's a win in my book!
Posted by Eggy216 on 07-11-2017

Tiles are magnificent flooring materials with an overpowering glaring effect, tiles have high prestigious ratings. Without interior decoration expensive buildings would be missing something, tiles has bridged a wide gap found in homes. Tile are fascinating and comes in different shapes, sizes and quality, so your demands would be highly met, you just have to survey properly before making a choice.

The surface of tiles is perfectly glazed, this gives room for customization, you can easily apply to tile producing companies for specific designs. Your customized design would by far make an indelible mark in rooms, offices, corridors, passages and stairs that you place them.

Reducing the chances of getting your house burnt is a good idea, fire cannot spread easily on tiled floors, even if your drop a burning clothe on the floor, nothing would happen, using tiles on floors prone to fire outbreak is a good idea.

People slip over tiles easily especially when the floor is wet, selecting the the correct tile for a particular room could help in mitigating this effect. You can give all your rooms a touch of excellence by flooring them with tiles, the tiles would stand the test of time.

• Highly prestigious. • Comes with befitting designs. • Available in various shapes and sizes. • You can Customize them to suite your taste. • Highly reflective.

• The floor can be slippery. • Beautiful designs are expensive. • Cracks if it is not placed properly.



Tile For Now

I think I prefer tile for the time being. It's easier to clean, which is key for me at the moment. I grew up in a house with carpeting, and it was significantly more difficult to clean up after our pets growing up. Whereas on my hardwood floors in my home, it's been a lot easier to clean up after my dog when he was still being housebroken.

Later on, I wouldn't mind having a home with carpeting again, though.

Posted by TheArticulate on 07-11-2017

Versitality and Stylish

Tiles are far classier than carpet. That perfectly waxed shine, those expertly tessellated squares; when you want your home to impress you go with tiles. They're also far more resistant to wear. A carpet collects filth that even a proper wet-dry vac cannot clean up after a point, and mechanical wear and tear to the pile after repeated walk-throughs can leave noticeable ruts worn into your carpet along commonly tread paths. The worst that can happen to a tile is it breaks, and then you simply lay another! More commonly you just take a mop to them when they get dirty and even the worst of spills cleans up like they never happened. Plus, if you're just dead set of having carpets, you can always throw a complimentary rug down in places you wanted them for the best of both worlds.
Posted by Anonymous on 07-11-2017

More practical

I really like rugs and carpets but they are not practical. Especially with pets dropping fur and possibly spills and stains, rugs end up getting dity and unsightly. So I vote for tiles. They are easily maintained and cleaned.
Posted by sspi on 07-12-2017

Tiles for the bathroom and kitchen

Titles are an absolute MUST for the bathroom and kitchen if you ask me. A lot of people prefer something "warmer" in the kitchen but I believe tiles are easy to maintain and will last for a really long time. Parquet and especially rugs need to be changed every couple of years but if you have really good quality tiles it can last you for a lifetime.

As for the bedrooms, I prefer having one room with parquet and one with a full carpet that covers everything.

Rugs are the last on my list, don't really care for them much.

Posted by Cristian on 07-11-2017


I prefer tiles because they are easier to clean especially if you have a spill. They are also better if you have pets too. When you have pets you have hair and it gets into the carpets and rugs and makes it hard to get out. Rugs carry a lot of germs and after a while they have a smell to them. Cleaning a carpet is a lot more work then cleaning a tile floor.
Posted by Sue on 07-11-2017

Easier to maintain!

I personally prefer a mix of some rooms having carpets and some having tiles but if I had to choose the best one, it is definitely tiles.

Tiles are much cheaper and come in all kind of designs that can spark up the vibe of the room. They are extremely easy to clean and require no effort. Carpets need a lot of cleaning if you want them looking good. If you spill a drink on tiles you can get it cleaned up in five mins... But if that happens on a carpet, it will leave a big stain.

So if you consider all of these reasons, it is clear that tiles are the right choice.

Posted by Mehano on 07-12-2017


Anyone who has cleaned a rug EVER made this decision in a split second especially if they have a shaggy carpet. Cleaning carpets are a pain in the ass I'm just going to out and say it it's God awful especially if you don't have a vacuum for whatever reason. Tiles are like any other floor, to be honest, it's not like you have to choose one or the other. Rugs are comfortable, stylish, and warm until you have to clean them that is the only downside. Cleaning carpets is such a hindrance I just take it to the dry cleaners to deal with because I just can't.
Posted by AlexHarris on 07-11-2017


tiles are cleaner and hold less germs than rugs.
Posted by tinkerlove on 07-11-2017

Can't handle the dsut

If you have ever removed the carpet you would see all the dirt and dust that lives beneath. I can't handle all of the dust so there is no carpet in my home.
Posted by BigDreamer on 07-11-2017


I like tile flooring because I don't like to clean. I am also quite clumsy and don't trust myself to not spill something on a carpet. I also think tiles look very clean and classy whereas it's very difficult to keep carpeting looking clean, especially if you have pets. Tiles feel nice to walk on when it's hot outside and when it's cold, I usually wear slippers anyways so having a carpet wouldn't help warm my feet.
Posted by lilac123 on 07-12-2017

Tiles are better

The two options are great and can be very beautiful, but it's clear that you have to consider where they will be applied. But by a personal choice, and because it's something more practical to keep always clean, I choose the tiles.
Posted by WildSpirit on 07-11-2017

Clean tiles

It's easier to clean tiles rather than a rug. A rug takes a while and a lot of hassle to clean. I just mop on my tiles then they're good to go. While rug is more comfortable and beautiful, I would still choose tiles.
Posted by BeardedMamba on 07-11-2017

Easy to maintain

I had never liked rugs or carpets since I had been married. My hubby doesn't like rugs either because it collects dusts and mites easily. Cat's hair, human's hair and bit of crumbs. We could not imagine having our toddlers chewing up everything they find on the rugs!

So, we insisted on tiles in our home except for the upper floor where we had parquet instead because it was cheaper. It is easier to clean tiles floor by sweeping and mopping the stains. Tiles dry up quickly and feels good on the feet.

Tiles do not crack or break easily after many years, so you don't have to change them unless they sink in!

Posted by peachpurple on 07-12-2017

Tiles, if they're heated.

The only thing that made me choose tiles is the fact that heated tiles exist. The fact is that while tiles are easier to clean and maintain for a longer period of time, I love walking barefooted at home and there is nothing worse than getting chilled to the bone by cold tiles. If it were not for heated tiles, I would sacrifice the cleanliness factor of tiles for the comfort factor of rugs. But being that they are both easier to clean and can be made comfortable through heating, I have to go with tiles.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-12-2017


Tiles way better that rug. Cleaning and maintenance is easy. You only need a mop a and a broom and everything is done. Because it is a solid floor, parasites, germs and other harmful things can harbour in tiles.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-11-2017

Not into a lot of rugs

I personally like tiles better because they're cold and I live in a tropical country where summer is extremely hot. I do like the texture of the rug however, I don't think I would want them all over my house. I also feel like the tiles are easier to clean because of its smooth texture as long as nobody is walking in the house with wet shoes.
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-12-2017

I prefer tiles!

Hi, I like tiles and the way it makes my house look. I have installed tiles in my bathroom, kitchen, and my both halls. It looks brilliant and clean. This is the best choice that anyone can do for his house to look stylish!
Posted by wallet on 07-12-2017

Easier to clean

Tiles are more practical. You can clean them easily and you don't even need a vacuum. With a rug, it's difficult to clean it and bacteria can accumulate there.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-13-2017

Tiles are easier to clean

I choose tiles for the very simple reason that they are much easier to clean. It is cheaper to maintain and all you have to do it sweep it down. You can do this daily or every time you see it is dirty. Rugs are expensive to maintain. You need a machine and you cant always see when its dirty.
Posted by joegirl on 07-13-2017

Tiles are better for me

I live in a country where the sun shines all year round and I can feel it everyday! It's great though once the proper adjustments are made to accommodate the weather. Tiles have proven to be very useful in this regard. They are easy to clean, don't trap dust, very easily decorative and do not attract heat as opposed to rugs. It's a no brainer for me to choose tiles as my immediate surroundings are more convenient as a result.
Posted by Joteque on 08-10-2017

Tiles All The Way

When it comes to maintanance and confortability, having tiles in your home or office is the way to go. Plus also consider durability and you will see that you get a better value for your money when you go for tiles.
Posted by zeedollar on 07-11-2017


They are just easier to clean, stylish if you have taste, and much more manageable for someone with pets. They are however colder and rugs can make the place look more Stylish and designed intentionally. The biggest factor in the decision making is the amount of effort needed to sweep dirt out of rugs and to keep it clean. Especially white faux fur.
Posted by jordanisiah on 07-14-2017

Tiles FTW!

While I love rugs because I can comfortably sleep on them, I give my vote to tiles simply because they are easy to clean and maintain overall. Also, I believe tiles are cheaper especially if you are covering a large area. Tiles, can look very beautiful too.
Posted by olaryeankarh on 07-11-2017

Tiles on the way.

I prefer the tiles because they are more beautiful and easy to clean. In addition, they are more versatile and fit better in most places. (and this is very important to me)

They are a safe choice for me - mainly - because they always meet my needs. So, tiles on the way.

Posted by wiseagent on 08-27-2017


Tiles are easier to clean compare to rugs. I really don't find rugs good for the flooring, it looks dirty and messy to me. On the other hand, I always find tiles more convenient for flooring.
Posted by DanoCath on 10-05-2017

Cleaner Option

Deciding what to use between Tiles and rugs requires a lot of thinking. But as for me, I have proven to prefer using Tiles than Rugs. Why? It is because Tiles require minimum maintenance and it does not accumulate dusts. It is easy to clean although it may be slippery when it is wet. I would still rather prefer a tile flooring specially on wide area flooring coverage.
Posted by Istine on 08-28-2017

Easy to clean and maintain

Tiles are very easy to clean and maintain, and it's makes a house look more lovely and classy to me. Rugs are nice but the cleaning part of it where I have a problem, especially if you have kids at home, getting the rugs all messed up is quite very easy for them.

But if it's a tile, no matter the amount of dirt found on it, cleaning it off is very easy without any form of stress. You can have it wiped off even with your eyes closed. Lol.

The only thing I would say that is a disadvantage of tiled floors is that it's accident prone when wet. If you are not very careful when walking on a wet tile floor, it has a high tendency of falling such person and it's not fun in falling and slamming your skull on the floor, it's quite a painful experience.

In general, tiles are modern trend in housing today, it's only the few old school people out there like my old man that are still interested in used rugs over tiles.

Posted by Heatman on 09-20-2017


I would prefer tiles than rugs. Tiles are easier to clean and it lasts longer than rugs. It is also cheaper than rugs because you can just buy it piece by piece. Another thing is that with rugs, dirt can stuck up into its deeper parts and might require an equipment to remove it. But with tiles, dirt can be easily swept off from it by using a sweeper.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-06-2018


I vote for tiles. Its easier to clean the tiles. Tiles is more classy than rugs.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 10-15-2018


Both rug and tiles are cool to apply to the floor. But rug seems to be senior brother to tiles talking in term of their introduction. Tiles is more classical and beautify the house though while rug is not that classical although one could get beautiful and pretty fashionable rug. I will prefer rug considering the safety aspect of it tiles is can be slippery when liquid pour on it, and also friction on rug is more than tiles. Call me old school but I will take rug.
Posted by Laiportal on 07-11-2017
Our living room is tiled with the so called crazy cut marble. It is great to look at and I liked it. But we bought a rug for the benefit of our dogs. We have 3 dogs that are staying in the living room and I don’t want them to lie down on the cold floor. But in a few days the rug had so many dog hair clinging to it and it gave us a hard time to clean the rug. I disposed of the rug and now we are content with the tiles.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-23-2018
I prefer neither really. I like a laminate floor covering that looks like wood. I do have some tiles in the kitchen. i put a few rugs on top of them so they don't look so stark. However, in general I do prefer tiles to rugs if those are the choices.
Posted by kgord on 07-11-2017
It is actually a beautiful combination with the rugs on top of the tile especially if you know how to put together the color scheme for it.
Posted by Clprice on 07-11-2017
Well, you cannot really put rug and call it a floor. In order for the rug to go down, it has to be on top of some sort of flooring whether it be tile, wood, faux tile, carpet and so forth. A nice rug would be good at certain areas of the tile.
Posted by simplym on 07-11-2017
I prefer the tile because of it's simplicity and it's so much easier to keep clean. I like carpet/rugs but they can be high maintenance especially if you have children or pets. I never really feel like it's clean. With tile if there are areas you want more comfortable all you have to do is throw an area rug down that can be dry cleaned or cleaned simply. With carpet you have to shampoo it every so often, if there's an accident or a spill, it's much harder to clean than tile, where all you have to have is a mop.
Posted by freebird37 on 07-11-2017
I cant really remember the last time i used a rug in my sitting room. I have had tile over the years now and it has served just well enough plus it is easier to clean and last longer. You also have the option of choosing from a veriety of design which are very appealing to the eyes and makes your room or office stand out.
Posted by zeedollar on 07-11-2017
I would have tiles on the kitchen, dinning, bathroom, lobby, and waiting hall. I would have rug in the bedroom, living room or drawing room. When it comes to stop bacteria and pathogens, tiles are better because you can easily clean then with detergent. However, rugs are difficult to clean, vaccum cleaning will never remove bacteria and pathogens.
Posted by vinaya on 07-11-2017
Rugs are more comfortable than tiles but their maintenance is a big issue. Tiles are easy to clean but can be slippery at times. Moreover tiles are freezing at low temperature to an extent that it hard to stand on them barefoot for even a second.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 07-12-2017
I would go for tiles because they are easy to clean. Unlike rugs which can easily get soiled and it is so hard to clean. It has to be sent to a professional cleaner for it to be dry cleaned and it costs more. Besides, rugs that are soiled and weren't washed or cleaned immediately can attract microbes, bacteria, germs and dust that can cause sickness. With rugs, it has to be that your guests should have clean shoes or the rugs get soiled and dirty. Unlike tiles that can withstand those and be cleaned after easily.
Posted by SimplyD on 07-12-2017
When we were staying in an apartment, my dream house was one that is carpeted. It's nice to dream. But when we bought our own home, we had to settle for the flooring. The living room has marble flooring which is good. The bedrooms have wooden flooring. But the main reason for not going for the carpet is our dogs. I am a dog lover and my pets sleep in our bedroom. It's unhygienic to have a carpeted floor when there are dogs for it can be inhabited by pests like fleas and ticks.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-12-2017
Situational. Rugs are better if you're a very conscious person. If you give little attention to cleaning, it will become an irritating site after a year of stretching out the rug in your home. More so rugs are more difficult to care for if you have toddlers around. You can't tell when they'll wee on it and with time it begins to stink. As an adult I prefer using tiles. They add obvious beauty to the house, always glittering with little mopping or cleaning. You don't have to fold up and pack it out like you would for rugs if they require cleaning. That is not to say tiles don't have their own downsides. It can be dangerous to slip and strike your head against the tiles since they are easily slippery.
Posted by Xperienced on 07-13-2017
It depends which room in the house we are talking about. I prefer tiles in the kitchen and bathroom for easy clean up of spills and accidents. Tiles are more sanitary in the bathroom anyway. I have never understood why someone would put carpet in the kitchen but I have seen some houses that had it. It would be comfortable when you are cooking a lot but other than that it seems like it would be a hassle. I do live carpeting in the living room and bedrooms although right now I do not have it in my bedrooms. I tore up the carpet that was in them because it was old but never got around to putting any more in so right now there is hardwood.
Posted by morgoodie on 07-13-2017
The fact that tile is slippery when in contact with water doesn't mean I will choose rogue over it. Rogue is so smelly if it get contact with water, without been dried immediately. It is the odour that makes me hate rogue carpet the most. I'd rather go with the slippery than the odour
Posted by yunken on 07-15-2017
How about a throw rug or an area rug over hard floors? I'm not a big fan of wall to wall carpet, but I do like rugs.

I really thought hardwood and tile floors would be easier to keep clean than carpets, but now that I have them, it's another story. I am constantly cleaning, yet they still never seem to stay clean. I think Swiffer and similar products help, but it just seems like a never ending battle. I do love the look of wood floors and tiles though.
Posted by Zyni on 07-15-2017
The main fear of people when thinking about buying a carpet is about cleaning and maintenance, this makes them opt for conventional or wooden floors. But having carpets at home is not as complicated as it seems and can be done without investing much time or money!
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-22-2018
Tiles comes with simplicity int terms of general cleanliness of the home. But when compared to rugs, rugs has more disadvantage to its benefits. We have fancy rugs but it requires high maintenance consistently for it to last long and look good. With rugs, you always worry about water or fluids pouring on it, but with tiles, it won't be an issue.
Posted by Dparagon on 07-18-2017
I prefer tiles because they're low maintenance and are more durable than rugs. There are also a lot of elegant designs to choose from nowadays and they're not exactly expensive. I'm not really into rugs because they're difficult to clean and are easily soiled. They're also not ideal for my country's climate.
Posted by chatbox on 07-28-2017
I prefer tiles,though it more expensive than Rugs but it serve one better.Rugs when once little water poured on it.If you don't quickly dry it up,it smells badly but for tiles,you should mop it up and that is it.Tiles are fanciful and add color and delight to a house.
Posted by lovely on 08-28-2017
It is better to go for the tiles if someone has the money to afford it. Tiles last longer than rugs and it is easy to clean or maintain it than that of rug which is not easy to clean.
Posted by babyright on 10-01-2017
I would go for a rug. I don't buy the argument that you can't disinfect a rug. You can clean a rug with hot water, soap or carpet shampoo, you can also vacuum it and steam it both of which disinfect your rug. You may have to vacuum every day, I don't mind that as I hate dust and it only takes a few minutes of your time each day. A rug also preserves your tiles. You may have to clean them once or twice a month. This preserves their beauty. Tiles can be pretty, but if you keep cleaning them every day, they wear out. With a rug, you can change the look of your rooms just by simply changing your rugs. If your rugs get spoilt you can simply clean them.
Posted by jaymish on 12-01-2017
I choose for tiles. Tiles is more beautiful to look at than the rugs. Tiles is easier to clean.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 10-15-2018
I am very allergic to dust, so I can't live in a place that easily stores dust. Tiles are easier to clean and to maintain. However, I do like having a few small rugs in strategic places of my house, such as the bathroom, the entrance, and one at the feet of my bed. Because of their size, they are very easy to clean.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-22-2018
An important point to take into account before deciding between both options is the temperature of the place where you live. If the climate of the region is cool, rugs are excellent options. If on the contrary it is a hot place most of the time and there is no control of the interior temperature (with air conditioners), the tile floor in its various alternatives such as a mosaic, vitrified tiles or natural clay tiles become the best alternative to generate a fresh environment.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-22-2018