Which Flooring Should I Choose?
Resistant & Natural: Tiles
Ultimately, ceramic tile is a functional and practical choice for floors, countertops, or walls. Tiles offer versatility in application as well as beauty from their design potential.
- Durable - professionally installed ceramic tiles outperform and outlast just about every other floor covering material created for a similar application.
- Easy care - glazed ceramic tiles resist odors, stains and dirt, and they can be cleaned easily with a sponge or a damp mop, and most ordinary household cleaners.
- Scratch-resistant – tiles with a PEI rating over 3 are very resistant to scratches and scuff marks.
- Resistant to fire - ceramic tiles will not burn or give off toxic fumes.
- Water-resistant - glazed ceramic tiles will not absorb moisture, meaning that common liquid spills in the kitchen are of little concern.
- Clean your tiles with a broom or a steam vac. Caution: Uncovered suction cups can quickly scratch up your tiles.
- Tiles can be cleaned with water and a special, mild cleaner.
Fashionable & Cozy: Hardwood
Hardwood guarantees a pleasing, warm, and natural living atmosphere. The color of the wood can be matched with the existing furnishings, but it is important to remember that the color is going to change a little as the wood matures. We would be pleased to advise you in this regard.
- Solid nail-down only - use for above ground, or sub-floors; requires correct expansion allowances between vertical walls
- Longstrip float, and/or nail-down - used for all grade levels on wood sub-floors and/or concrete slabs
- Engineered float, or nail-down - use for any grade level on wood sub-floors and/or concrete slabs
- Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove debris and accumulated dirt from the floor.
- Never use a wet mop, or attempt cleaning a hardwood floor with water.
- Water can dull your floor's finish and permanently damage the wood.
- Although hardwood floors can be scratched, any scratches to the finished top layer are usually easy to repair.
- Over time, sunlight will change the color of most stained hardwood flooring to some degree.
- Hardwood floor finishes can be restored to their original luster.