When you are ready to make some decisions on a new flooring option you always want to weigh the pros and cons of each kind. One of the biggest selling points is the ease in cleaning the floor. The floors see a lot of foot traffic throughout the year from people, pets and furniture. Each of these things can cause damage and dirt to the floor and you are the one that is left to clean it up.
Silver State Floor Restoration has come up with some pros and cons of each kind of flooring options.
Hardwood Floors: A hardwood floor is a very elegant and beautiful choice. This choice will cost more money to have installed but the benefits are great. They tend to last a long time when taken care of and maintained. One of the biggest benefits is that hardwood can be sanded down and refinished when needed; over and over again. This means that your floor can look good as new without having to buy and install all new floors. Some of the cons of having hardwood floors is that they don’t stand up well to pets. Pet’s nails can cause small scrapes and scratches that will need to be buffed out. Also chairs and furniture that is moved can be hard on the floor and cause gouges in the wood. Another reason this may not be for you is the noise is not dampened with this type of floor. The noise will tend to echo throughout the house.
Ceramic or Porcelain Floor Tiles: A ceramic tile floor is a great idea for many homes across America. It holds up great from wear and tear and it fairly easy to clean. The tile comes in many shapes, sizes and colors and can be laid down in whatever pattern you choose. It is an affordable option for most people and can be installed in any room in the house. Another pro is that if you have a chipped or cracked tile you can have them replaced with an extra left over piece. One of the biggest cons of having a ceramic tile floor is that they are laid with a grout line. The grout can attract dirt and is one of the hardest things to clean. It takes a lot of effort and can take a lot of time to clean a large area of grout. Another con is that the tile is so hard that if you drop a glass or plate it will surely break.
Natural Stone Floor Tiles: A natural stone floor is another very beautiful option but can get to be costly. The stone itself will cost more than ceramic or porcelain tile and the installation will also usually cost more. The look is great and they come in many sizes, colors and shapes. They can be made into a mosaic pattern which adds some great character to your home. The cons include what it takes to keep them cleaned. Spills tend to stain the stone and are harder to get clean due to the porosity of the stone. They also are prone to cracking and breaking if a heavy object is dropped on the stone. It is a natural stone piece and therefore is softer and easier to damage.
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No matter the type of floor you choose or the flooring you have already, call Silver State Floor Restoration to get them clean and looking there best.