Hardwood floors are often a popular choice for West Vancouver homeowners. However, hardwood fans now have a similar option to consider: wood-look tile. Wood-look tiles are porcelain tiles that are made to mimic the look of hardwood planks, down to the grain pattern and color. Depending on your needs, wood-look tile may be the perfect flooring solution for your home – our experts at Floor Coverings International Northshore can help you evaluate if this material is right for you.
One of the factors that you should definitely consider is your budget and how much you want to spend on the flooring. Both wood-look tile floors and real wood floors range in price based on many different factors. But, as a general rule of thumb, tile flooring is cheaper than wood flooring. If you are on a tight budget, tile may be better for your home.
Another factor to consider is durability. Wood-look tile flooring is stronger and more durable than real hardwood. It doesn’t scratch, gauge or warp like wood does. And it is perfect to use in humid climates and damp rooms, such as kitchens, basements, and bathrooms. While tile flooring may be colder to the touch than wood, it is more durable, which is perfect if you need a strong floor.
The last factor to consider when determining whether to go with wood-look tile floors or real wood is how much time and money you want to invest in cleaning and maintaining the floors. Tile floors can be mopped with a regular mop and mopping solution. Wood floors need to be cleaned with microfiber mops and wood products, and may require refinishing down the road. Thus, hardwoods will typically need more maintenance over time.
If you are looking for new flooring in West Vancouver, give us a call today. Floor Coverings International Northshore offers free consultations to home and business owners in the greater Vancouver area.
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