Pros and Cons of Ceramic Tile Flooring

If you’re looking to renovate your home, it is best to consider the pros and cons of ceramic tile flooring before you decide to have it installed in your home. Check out the list below to see if ceramic tile flooring is best for you and your home.

PROS

Durable

Ceramic tiles are known for its durability. This type of flooring is extremely hard and is difficult to crack. If well maintained, ceramic tiles can last for up to 20 years. Learning how to properly care for and maintain ceramic tile flooring can help extend the lifespan of the flooring and add to the homeowner’s enjoyment.

Easy to clean and maintain

Ceramic tile flooring is easy to care for. Its beauty will last for several years with very little cleaning and maintenance. Routine dusting and vacuuming is all you need to retain their original strength and beauty.

Affordable

Tile flooring can be extremely affordable. It is often priced below $2 per square foot. It is not considered as an upscale or high end flooring, but for the price, it’s pretty hard to beat.

Virtually unlimited designs

The sheer variety of tile flooring is endless. There’s a ton of variety in finishes, colors, styles and textures. That said, you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect tile to go with your kitchen or bathroom remodeling.

Virtually unlimited designs

The sheer variety of tile flooring is endless. There’s a ton of variety in finishes, colors, styles and textures. That said, you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect tile to go with your kitchen or bathroom remodeling.

CONS

Cold underfoot

As this type of flooring tends to become very cold in the winter, it is best to be installed over a radiant floor heating system. The good news is that ceramic tiles are comfortable underfoot during the summer months.

Difficult to install

Ceramic tiles can be difficult to install. Because they are hard and heavy, installation requires a variety of tools, grouts and mortars. The process itself is labor intensive time consuming. It takes a skilled hand to make the floor look its absolute best, which is why professional installation is highly recommended. This can raise the price of the flooring job by as much as 25% to 50%.

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