Choosing materials for a renovation project will have lasting effects on both the aesthetic and functional quality of your home. A key example of this would be your flooring. Aside from carpet, two of the most common materials are tile and hardwood. How do you decide which is best?
Take a Look at Tile
The two primary advantages of tile flooring are its stunning durability and the ease with which it’s maintained. Single cracked tiles are also typically not difficult to replace, depending of course on the type you’ve chosen. In addition to this, tile comes in endless variations, from ceramic to slate, travertine, and beyond, each offering their own look. On the other hand, installation can be a bit more involved than other flooring types, especially if you want to do it right. It’s also not the most comfortable of materials to stand on. Still, the degree to which these will discourage you should depend on who is installing your tile and where you’d like it to be.
How About Hardwood?
Like tile, hardwood has an advantage when it comes to variety. The range of available wood types, finishes, and plank styles can be wonderfully inspiring. However, installation is typically more costly than tile, and it may not always boast the same durability or ease of maintenance that tile does. That being said, many homeowners find it far more visually appealing and pleasant to the touch. Ultimately, the type of hardwood you choose will make all the difference. Investing in quality, solid hardwood with the right finish will give you excellent longevity with quite manageable maintenance needs. You can even get tile that looks like hardwood!
Consider the Room
The choice between tile and hardwood should be dictated significantly by the room you’re installing it in. Each of them will look and function differently from one room to another. Tile is a go-to for the kitchen because of its durability, moisture resistance, and the ease with which it’s cleaned. However, there are hardwood materials and finishes that work well and can provide a beautiful variation on the typical kitchen atmosphere. Tile is also well worth exploring in a variety of rooms, especially when combined with the right rugs and furniture. Ask your renovation and interior design team to guide you towards the right option for your home!
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