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Hardwood vs. Tile Flooring

The floors supporting us underneath our feet every day may not be something we think about too often, but they certainly affect our daily lives in innumerable ways. The perfect flooring material can unite the entire look of a room or make it seem disorganized and uncomfortable. Our floors may also provide comfort and back support if we’re standing on them all day. Indeed, the wrong floor in your house can cause a great deal of headaches, from expensive upkeep to premature deterioration, thereby causing a leak in your bank account.

The war amid flooring material can be messy, but with a bit of insight you can make an informed selection regarding which flooring material to use in your next flooring project. For this article, we’ll focus on hardwood and tile.

Hardwood Features

• The installation of hardwood flooring instantly raises the value and sales appeal of any home.
• More expensive than tile.
• Increased noise pollution in the home, particularly compared to carpet. This could be a problem in condominiums.
• Likely to require refinishing over time from heavy foot traffic since hardwood eventually wears and scratches.
• Available in a wide selection of styles and colours to match your home design, with options in a variety of stains, woods, widths, and patterns. Timeless and classic.
• Extremely versatile in that hardwood can accommodate any type of area rug, making it simple to instantly change the look and style of a room.
• With proper maintenance, hardwood can last an entire century.
• Easy maintenance with sweeping, vacuuming and the occasional wipe with a wood floor cleaner.
• Feels warm to the feet.
• Not a great choice in a humid area, such as a bathroom.

Tile Features

• An economical choice compared to hardwood with different types of tile available to suit any budget.
• Available in a diverse range of textures, shapes, colours, and materials that provide infinite design options.
• Easy to clean and maintain.
• May not be ideal for standing on for long lengths of time since tile is hard—such as for people with back problems.
• Can be a complicated installation process, but ultimately a rewarding one when done correctly with the right tools and supplies.
• Tough, durable, does not scratch easily like wood, and simple to replace one cracked tile.
• An excellent flooring option for allergy sufferers since tiles’ solid surface does not attract dust or allergens and is easy to spot clean.
• Cold to the feet unless built with a radiant floor heating system.

If you’re weary of cleaning carpets, it may be time for new floor to freshen up your home space. Visually, you cannot go wrong with either flooring.

No matter which type of flooring material you choose, ensure it is installed properly with professional advice from City Tile. After proper floor preparation and installation, you’ll be ready to enjoy the beauty and benefits of new floors.