Ceramic tile is one of the most widely used flooring choices in both residential and commercial settings worldwide. It is also a popular choice for walls, backsplashes, showers and more. Ceramic tile can be used in just about every room in a home and is beneficial because it reduces household allergens, is environmentally friendly and increases the overall value of your home. Ceramic tile comes in many shapes, sizes and textures, making it a great choice for designing your dream floors, backsplash or wall.

Top 10 Benefits of Ceramic Tile

  1. Low Maintenance – Ceramic tiles are extremely easy to maintain. They require simple cleaning and can be sealed for extra protection. There is no special maintenance involved with ceramic tile.
  2. Environmentally Friendly – Ceramic tiles are made from raw materials such as clay, sand and glass, in addition to recycled materials. They help reduce energy use, thus lowering your energy bill by keeping your house cooler in the summer and more insulated in the winter.
  3. Easy to Clean – It doesn’t get easier than cleaning ceramic– simply sweep and wash. Ceramic is an excellent choice for kitchens and bathrooms, as they can be quickly wiped and disinfected. Grout cleaner is available to clean ceramic tile grout.
  4. Cost Effective – Compared to natural stone and other tile choices on the market, ceramic tiles are cost effective. Flowers Flooring has a wide variety of ceramic tile to select from for every room in your home, priced from $1 to $15 per square foot for materials and $4.10 for flooring installation.
  5. Easily Repaired – When installing ceramic tile, Flowers Flooring recommends keeping a few extra tiles handy in event of a crack. If a tile does crack, it can be quickly replaced.
  6. Increase Your Home Value – Homes with ceramic tile floors, walls, backsplashes and showers have greater resale value when appraised.
  7. Reduces Household Allergens – Unlike carpet, ceramic tile does not attract dust and dust mites. Homes with ceramic tile floors have less dust in the air, making the air in your home healthier by reducing the amount of household allergens. This is a tremendous benefit, especially for those that suffer from dust- related allergens.
  8. Scratch Resistant – Tiles that are made for moderate to heavy floor traffic – Class 3 and Class 4 ceramic tiles do not scratch. This is a great flooring choice for homes with children and pets.
  9. Moisture Resistant – Moisture can’t accumulate on ceramic tile. Unlike laminate or hardwood floors, you are able to wash the floors with water. Water will not damage ceramic tiles.
  10. Additional Benefits – Added benefits of ceramic tile is that it is resistant to fire, odor and fading.

Call Flowers Flooring today (704) 445-7750 to schedule your FREE in-home ceramic tile estimate. In addition to providing exceptional tile floor, backsplash and shower installations, we have thousands of tile choices to select from.

Selecting the right floor for your home is a matter of personal taste. While both hardwood and laminate flooring offer a modern look for a home, it can be difficult to decide between the two.

Let’s take a closer look at the many differences between laminate and hardwood flooring. These differences may help you decide which floor is best for your home.

Price Point

Many people take price into account when considering new flooring for their home. If budget is a large factor in deciding which flooring to go with, you should choose laminate. Laminate flooring is less expensive than hardwood.

Installation

When it comes to installation of flooring it’s wise to start working early with a flooring expert. A Flowers Flooring expert will come into your home for free to advise you on your best flooring options. If your home is built on a slab and you want hardwood put on the ground level you will need to build up your subfloor, which adds additional cost to your installation fee. However, laminate can be installed on top of the concrete slab.

Longevity

The longevity of flooring is another factor to strongly consider when deciding between laminate and hardwood flooring. Both types of flooring can last for decades if they are cared for properly; however, laminate flooring is more susceptible to scratching and fading over time. Hardwood flooring looks beautiful and brings a natural, yet modern feel into any home. While laminate flooring can also look very nice, hardwood usually wins in the aesthetic department.

Flowers Flooring provides sales and installation of both laminate and hardwood and we’re here to help you make the best selection for your home. Call today to schedule your free in home estimate – (704) 445-7750.