November 29, 2018
So it’s time to rip up that nasty carpet. First, high-fives all around because you don’t have time for that carpet life. Now, you’re in a conundrum- real wood floors or porcelain wood tile? Religious followers of @ihavethisthingwithfloors understands how big of a decision this is. Consider this your cheat sheet as we take you through the ughs and ahhs of both options.
The Ahhs of Real Wood -
Natural variation in each plank of wood
Improves your home’s value, if and/or when you want to sell
More comfortable to walk on
Hardwood is warmer on your feet versus tile, especially noticeable in colder climate areas
The Ughs of Real Wood -
Can easily scratch, dent, warp, crack and chip over time and under the stress of traffic, pets and messes
Needs to be refinished and resealed every couple of years
Not easy to replace or repair after damages
Porcelain Wood Tiles
The Ahhs of Porcelain Wood Tile -
Can withstand damages such as scratches and dents
Waterproof and hold up great in high moisture areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms and basements
Can be applied to any application
The Ughs of Porcelain Wood Tile –
Trendy and may go out of style
Tile is tough, but can still crack or chip
Can be slippery when wet
Loud acoustics- since tile reflects sound, it’s naturally louder. Rugs can help alleviate this issue.
Harder to walk on
Tile can be colder on your feet and this may be uncomfortable in colder climate areas
Once you have a good idea of what option will work best for you, now you need to figure out where to get your flooring. We got you.
Real Wood Floor Retailers:
Porcelain Tile Retailers:
Suggested Cleaning Products:
Bona – Tile Floor Cleaner
Bona – Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Myers – Clean Day
If you’re still scratching your head, we can help with the most beautiful and affloordable option. Yup. We went there. BUT if you really want to know our opinion real wood all the way!
Love, The Sisters