Are you in the process of replacing your old flooring and can’t decide which type you want to choose exactly? Just the simple choosing which type of flooring can be an incredibly difficult task but it will help a lot to know what you’re getting into. That’s where we come in. We will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each type of flooring in the next few weeks. Pros and cons of ceramic flooring or porcelain tile, floating wood tile, carpet, hardwood, engineered wood, bamboo, cork, stone, and vinyl flooring will all be compared. After that, you will surely have an easier time deciding on things.
We now focus on the pros and cons of ceramic flooring. It is considered a versatile type that can be utilized in a variety of environments. What are its other advantages?
Ceramic tile is impervious to water and stain penetration. This makes it ideal for use in moist environments such as bathrooms or kitchens. Dirt, stains, and liquids will only settle over it without sticking, making it easy to wipe away. Having ceramic tiles as your flooring would mean sweeping or vacuuming only as regular maintenance. In addition, it is extremely tough and the tiles are difficult to crack. If installed properly, ceramic tile may last more than 20 years! The tiles can also be cut into different shapes and sizes which gives you the opportunity of choosing among a wide variety of tile design options.
On the other hand, why would you not choose ceramic tile? What are the cons?
Ceramic tile is somewhat a relatively expensive material compared to hardwood. Most ceramic tiles will cost $5 – $10 per square foot. Also, it is uncomfortable to stand on after quite some time so it may not be best type of flooring for guest rooms or hallways. In addition to expensive costs, the installation is also labor intensive, requiring a variety of mortars, grouts, and tools. Do not be surprised if contractors charge you more for the work done. Ceramic tile also does not hold on to heat very well and can therefore be get very cold in the winter. Thinking of having ceramic tiles for your second or third floor rooms? Not a good idea. Ceramic tiles are actually quite heavy, which means that they may not always be appropriate for upper story installations.