Pros and Cons of Ceramic Flooring Tiles
- Long Lasting Ceramic tiles, when properly-installed and well-maintained, can endure through the entire life of your home—making them one of the longest-lasting flooring options.
- Very Little Maintenance To keep your ceramic tiles in tip-top shape very little maintenance is required. The best thing you can do to keep ceramic tiles beautiful is regular sweeping or vacuuming as debris can scratch the tile surface.
- Easy to Clean Ceramic tiles are the easiest to clean of all flooring materials as a simple mop and broom, and a gentle all-purpose cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water will tidy them right up. Avoid strong chemicals and disinfectants though as they can eat away at the tiles’ finish over time.
- Sky-Is-The-Limit Desig Since ceramic tiles aren’t naturally occurring like stone or hardwood the sky is the limit when it comes to colours, designs and textures.
- An Investment in your Home Due to the durability and popularity of ceramic tiles they increase the value of your home, so despite them costing more than cheap alternatives, like laminate, are worth the investment.
- Durability Ceramics are great—evening for high-traffic areas—as they are extremely durable.
- Difficult Installation Ceramics are somewhat difficult to install, so if you choose them we recommend using a professional installation company.
- Chips and Cracks Despite ceramic tiles being extremely durable even in high-traffic areas due to the hardness of the tiles, it is that hardness that makes them vulnerable to chipping and/or cracking with heavy impacts.
- Cold In cold Canadian winters ceramic tiles can be quite cold on the feet, making slippers necessary for those of us without internal furnaces in our bodies.
- Hard If you have debilitating joint or muscle aches then ceramic floor might not be the best choice for you are it is a hard, ungiving material that is quite hard on joints