When it comes to flooring there is an abundance of options, usually it boils down to two main contenders, tiles or wood. In this post we discuss the pro’s and con’s of both options and offer a solution that might just give you the best of both!
Wood flooring has become increasingly popular over the last decade, with more and more people opting to have it throughout their home, but is it the best option for you?
You can pick up a wood floor from B&Q for very little money nowadays, however be aware that the cheaper you go the higher potential for poor quality.
– Available in lots of colours, grades and sizes.
This is great as it enables you to create exactly the look you are after.
– Easy to maintain
Most wood floors need very little maintenance and up-keep, making it great for busy family life.
– Can dent and mark
If you like to wear stiletto heels or have pets, then wood floors might not be right for you as typically the wood will dent and mark over time.
– Will need work over time
Overtime your wood floor will need some work as the natural finish begins to wear, this can be timely and adds to the expense.
– Susceptible to water damage
Be careful if you spill anything on your wood floor, they can be very susceptible to water damage, meaning if you don’t clean up that spill straight away the floor could be damaged permanently.
Tiles are a very traditional flooring option and offer a great range of styles and designs to suit all tastes, here are the pro’s and con’s.Tile flooring
– Wide range of styles
The sky is quite literally the limit when it comes to tiles, with a full range of colours and sizes you are bound to find the right one for your home.
Tiles don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You can pick up great quality tiles for really reasonable prices.
– Hard wearing and low maintenance
Tiles last for years and years, with most tiles offering no maintenance at all. Some tiles such as flagstone and sandstone may need re-lacquering every 5-10 years.
– Can be cold under foot
Tiles can be cold underfoot, however most new homes now have underfloor heating meaning the tiles are toasty warm!
– Harder to lay
Tiling a floor can be tricky to lay if you haven’t done it before, however help is always at hand.
– Bumps hurt slightly more
If you have little ones then the tumbles they have might hurt slightly more on tiles than on wood, but this is nothing a few strategically placed rugs can’t sort!
Yup this is one decision you don’t have to compromise on, there really is a best of both option, wood effect tiles!
The best of both
Wood effect tiles take the pro’s from both the wood and tile options and combine them to produce a beautiful, hard wearing, low maintenance, easy to clean solution.
There is no compromise on style either, the wood effect tile looks just like a wood floor and are available in a full range of colours, sizes and styles.
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