Hardwood Vs. Tile Floors
Whenever a remodeling project starts to take shape, the question that always comes around is “What are we going to do with the floor?”
“That’s especially the question when working with homeowners who already have hardwood floors,” says Normandy Designer Gary Cerek. “Economically speaking, hardwood floors are typically more cost effective than tile floors for material and installation. While tile is more durable than hardwood, if it is damaged through cracking, staining or chipping it needs to be replaced; whereas hardwood can be sanded and refinished.”
“In regards to style, what’s popular in tile varies over time. The pink and yellow tile that was so popular in the 70s is now a dead giveaway that the space needs updating,” says Gary. “Hardwood has a timeless appeal to homeowners, and should they tire of the color, they can have it refinished in a new color. Now would I recommend hardwood in a bathroom, laundry room or to people with several pets? I would say probably not, because it is going to wear much easier than tile.”
“Another pro of tile is that you can have heated mats under it, such as Nuheat,” says Gary. “But be aware that if you go with a natural stone tile there is maintenance involved, whereas porcelain and ceramic are very low maintenance.”
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