When it comes to flooring, everyone has different priorities. For some, the main topic for discussion is aesthetics, including matching the appearance and theme of the rest of the room or the home. For other people, the biggest concern is price—something that we can always understand. However, something that may slide under the radar is ease of care and maintenance. Even after you have a floor installed, you can lose time and money on cleaning and repairing it. Here are some materials that make this process a lot easier.
When it comes to low-maintenance flooring, ceramic tile is one of the most popular options. This is for good reason. Ceramic tile is naturally durable, which means less worry about scratches or cracks, and is also resistant to water. Perhaps most importantly, it is naturally easy to clean. This is part of the reason why tile flooring is so popular for rooms like kitchens or bathrooms, where there’s a high likelihood of spills or coming into contact with water.
A lot of people may not think of natural stone as an option for a low-maintenance floor, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Hard stones are highly resistant to cracks and nicks and don’t take a lot of effort to clean because their naturally mottled surfaces will hide a lot of dirt. In addition, with a special treatment, these can be made highly water-resistant. The only real extra investment you need to make is to get these periodically resealed to make sure they stay that way.
When it comes to the single-easiest type of flooring to take care of, concrete flooring probably takes the cake. You’re not going to see this a lot in people’s homes, but for industrial applications, this is extremely important. People rely on concrete floors to not only deal with heavy foot traffic but also possible issues like oil stains and chemical spills.
In general, when picking a floor option, you want to prioritize. We already know low maintenance is something that’s important to you, but what else are you thinking about? Ranking these different factors will make it easier for you to narrow the field of selection down.
Different flooring professionals specialize in different types of flooring, so make sure you choose the right match for your maintenance and installation needs. Reach out to Tony’s Flooring for all your flooring needs. We’ve been serving the community for over 45 years, and offer installation, refinishing, and other services.