Hardwood floors have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. They have a host of benefits that far outweigh old-school tile floors. With more than 25 years’ experience, Carolina Wood Floors understands the unique advantages hardwood floors offer.
Below are the benefits versus tile flooring:
|Hardwood Floors||Tile Floors|
|Appearance||There are plenty of choices in hardwood, and each strain has its own natural look and appeal. Hickory, oak, and maple are particularly popular and beautiful.||Tile is available in an array of colors to suit most design schemes. There is, however, a decidedly retro look about most tile floors, a fact you should consider carefully before buying.|
|Cost||Prices will vary depending on the type of wood you choose. Exotic strains will obviously be costlier than more mainstream types.||Cost-wise, tiles are, generally, on par with more standard types of hardwood. Much depends on the tile material you select. Ceramic, porcelain, stone, and even glass tiles are available and are each priced differently.|
|Diversity||Hardwood floors are suitable for almost any room, but are less desirable in rooms with high moisture levels such as bathrooms.||Like hardwood, tile floors are appropriate for most rooms. They are traditional choices for bathrooms and other rooms with a lot of moisture and humidity.|
|Installation||Installing hardwood floors is best left to the professionals at Carolina Wood Floors. The cost of installation is less than that of a tile floor.||Tile installation can be tedious and demanding. Costs more to install than hardwood.|
|Maintenance||Low maintenance. Regular light cleaning is standard for hardwood floors of any strain.||Though maintenance can be minimal, frequent hard scrubbing may be necessary for tile floors in high-traffic rooms or rooms susceptible to spills (kitchens, bathrooms).|
To learn more or to get a quote for hardwood floors of your own, call us today at (336) 765-0680.