For a futuristic but royal look, silver tiles fit perfectly into luxurious rooms. They are quick to clean and get a bonus to cleanliness.
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Compared to other general floors, they are quite beautiful, but resource intensive and add a significant amount of Wealth to the colony. While it is a trivial-to-defend way to improve area beauty and cleanliness, its practical use as flooring is limited. It is considerably more efficient to construct sculptures to improve room beauty in most circumstances.
There may be some merit to its use in defensive areas, such as killboxes, where non-flammability is important, where more beauty will improve the mood of colonists in combat and help prevent mental breaks occuring at inopportune times, but where sculptures would be at risk of destruction. The clean time factor can also help against blood.
Silver tiles are surprisingly competitive as a fine floor, which are all resource intensive. Impressiveness weighs heavily towards the lowest stat, so the small Cleanliness of silver and gold tiles help. Gold tiles are 10x more expensive - while more beautiful, sculptures are usually a superior form of beauty.
- Silver tiles have the same beauty of fine carpets, while only being 6 Market Value higher. Meanwhile, silver tiles are much faster to construct, have +0.2 Cleanliness, are 333% faster to clean, and are non-flammable. However, cloth is easier to grow in massive quantities when the biome supports it. If the cloth needs to be bought, then silver tile usually comes out ahead.
- Fine stone tiles are also nonflammable, but only have +3 beauty and no Cleanliness. Stone takes longer than even fine carpet to construct, and creating stone blocks is a time-consuming task. The main appeal is that stone is very cheap; stone is nearly always available, and fine stone has half the wealth of silver. Fine stone floor also has a cleaning time of 80% (25% more than silver).
- 1.1.2562 - Now considered fine floor.
- 1.4.3523 - Beauty decreased from 5 to 4 and cleaning time factor added. Description changed from For a futuristic but royal look, silver tiles fit perfectly into luxurious rooms. They get a bonus to cleanliness. to For a futuristic but royal look, silver tiles fit perfectly into luxurious rooms. They are quick to clean and get a bonus to cleanliness.