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Tile and Hardwood Flooring Examined

Tile and Hardwood Flooring Examined

More and more homeowners are opting for hard flooring instead of carpet. It is durable, easy to clean, and many just prefer how it looks. Among some of the most popular hard flooring options available today are hardwood and tile. Nowadays, you can even get tile planks that resemble hardwood flooring. With that being the case, let us examine the pros and cons to both tile and hardwood flooring.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is classic. It has been a staple in homes for centuries. When cared for properly, they can last lifetimes. Plus, they can complement your individual style regardless of if you lean towards refined and elegant or homey and lived in. While hardwood flooring can stand up to lots of wear and tear, they do require a bit of special care from time to time. They can retain scratches and become dull. When this happens, you need to have the floors sanded to remove the finish and the scratches and then resealed with a new top coat. Everything in life requires upkeep in order to keep it in good condition, but the regular care that hardwood floors require may be a downside for some.

Tile Flooring

As we mentioned in the outset, tile flooring is available in a wide range of styles so that you can achieve any look you want, including a faux wood look. In fact, faux wood tile flooring is becoming increasingly popular in homes thanks to its ease of installation, low cost, and durability. Households with dogs and children may crave the look of hardwood flooring but fear the scratches and wear that are likely to be sustained in a busy household with a lot of traffic. Tile flooring is a great alternative where you do not have to sacrifice style for function.

Tile is still susceptible to accidents that result in cracks and chips and tiles also need to be resealed every once in a while in order to renew luster and protect them. When your tile and grout need attention, give The Grout Medic a call. We would love to help.

By Grout Medic 12-1-2021

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