In typically wet British weather it is the floors in the house that take the most punishment. With people going in and out of your house with dirty feet why not tile the floors?
Kitchen floors that are tiled are hygienic and trouble free and a hall or porch with a tiled floor won’t be damaged by dripping brollies, dribbling wellies and muddy dogs.
If your home is at risk of flood damage, then tiling floors will enable you to get your home back to normal much more quickly. When your home is at risk just roll up the rugs and if any water does get in it can be mopped away. Some house insurers insist on replacing existing floor coverings with tile when compensating for flood damage.
You can actually make your floor completely waterproof so the water doesn’t seep into cellars or foundations. Waterproofing systems can be used in areas that may suffer water ingress such as hallways or for the whole of your ground floor.
You can put floor tiles, with a waterproofing system, on most suspended wooden floors. Choose the latest hard-wearing porcelain, natural stone look-a-like floor tiles for a really robust floor. Tiles with a textured or riven surface will also add slip resistance even when wet.