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Which Flooring is Right for Your Home: Hardwood or Tile?

Tile-versus-Hardwood-Flooring Pros and Cons of Tile vs. Hardwood Flooring
If you are thinking of renovating your home flooring, then you have certainly found yourself with a decision to make: Which type of flooring is right for my home? Both Hardwood Flooring and Tile have their advantages, but it is often difficult to determine which is best. Here at Imperial Wholesale, we know that your home renovation has to be perfect, and we have created a list of Pros and Cons for both types to help you make the choice of which flooring style is best for your home.

Hardwood Flooring


 

Pros:

The major advantage of hardwood floors is the unparalleled beauty that it projects on the rest of your home, especially when correctly matched with the existing style of your home. The timelessness of hardwood flooring is also a benefit when it comes to trends in the home, as wood flooring is constantly a top choice of homeowners. Homeowners who decide on a hardwood floor will often find that their home never goes out of style, even with passing trends. Hardwood floors are sometimes cheaper than tile and can often be done as a DIY project, making it an efficient upgrade to your home.

Cons:

Hardwood floors can lose their luster quickly, leaving you with a drab floor that does not look like it used to without serious attention. Although this can be fixed with a simple cleaning, often resulting in more effort being required than initially thought. In addition to keeping your hardwood floors clean, it is also susceptible to scratching and damage that could affect the overall look of the home (it should be noted, however, that hardwood floors can be repaired with relative ease. It is the frequency of repairs that can make Hardwood floors a hassle, as deemed a hassle by some homeowners).

Tile Flooring


 

Pros:

Tile flooring has the distinct advantage over hardwood flooring in its increased durability and immunity against scratching and damage. If your home sees guests and is often used for entertaining friends and family, tile flooring is the way to go, especially porcelain tile. Tile flooring is much more durable than wood flooring when it comes to increased traffic and use. It is also less likely to get noticeably scratched, and therefore requires less maintenance than Hardwood flooring. The patterns and choices available for those seeking tile flooring give the homeowner many more options for choosing a unique style and personality for their home.

Cons:

Tile flooring, as many people know, is very cold and hard on the feet. Along with this, installing tile can be more costly than installing Hardwood flooring, as it will typically require a skilled professional to complete the job. Although maintenance on Tile is usually easier and less involved than Hardwood flooring, repairing a damaged or broken tile is far more intrusive and time consuming.

Although there are Pros and Cons to both types of flooring, either Hardwood Flooring or Tile Flooring is sure to give your home the comfort and beauty you want out of a home redesign!