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Vinyl vs. Ceramic Tile Flooring: Which Is Right For You? March 31, 2017

Barnesville, Belmont
Vinyl vs. Ceramic Tile Flooring: Which Is Right For You?, Barnesville, Ohio

Planning some home renovations, and particularly looking forward to ripping out your old floor? If you’re remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, you’re probably in the middle of deciding between vinyl and ceramic tile flooring—both great choices, depending on your needs. To help you with your decision, Flag Floors, Barnesville, Ohio’s leading flooring company, would like to explain the pros and cons of each below:

Vinyl Flooring

Pros

  • Aesthetically Pleasing: While vinyl is known for being a “budget” flooring material, luxury vinyl flooring can replicate just about any material’s appearance.

  • Strong: Vinyl material has enough “flex” that it does not break or crack easily as a result of strong forces (e.g. heavy dropped objects).

  • Recyclable: Unlike ceramic tile flooring, vinyl is recyclable and often made from recycled materials, making it the environmentally friendly choice.

Cons

  • May Contain VOCs: Some vinyl flooring contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are harmful to inhale. Consumers need to look for a lower VOC rating for their flooring before making a decision.

  • Difficult to Replace: Once you’ve installed a vinyl floor, it will be difficult to remove—so be sure to pick a floor you’re happy with.

  • Tears Easily: While vinyl is strong against hard impacts, it is still vulnerable to sharp edges. To keep it from ripping, install furniture pads on your furniture.

Ceramic Tile Flooring

tile flooring

Pros

  • Easy to Clean: Because of its non-porous material, ceramic tile does not absorb liquid or harbor mold, making it an ideal choice for households where people have allergies.

  • Stain Resistant: In addition to being easy to clean, you won’t have to deal with stubborn stains on your ceramic tile floor—not even wine stains!

  • Fire Resistant: One of the safest flooring options you could have in the kitchen is tile flooring, which won’t scorch or sear.

Cons

  • Cracks Easily: Unlike vinyl, ceramic is very prone to cracking—so extra care is needed when carrying heavy objects.

  • Noisy: The noisiness of your floor depends on many other factors, such as house size, but a ceramic tile floor can get pretty loud from high-heeled shoes or dog’s nails.

  • Slippery: Be careful when you walk along a ceramic floor, especially if there’s been a recent spill or if you’re only wearing socks—it gets slippery.

Whether you’re looking for vinyl or tile flooring, Flag Floors has what you’re looking for—and more! Stop by their Barnesville, Ohio, shop for custom cabinets, Liberty safes, and many other useful products. Give them a call at (740) 425-3344 with any questions, or visit them online for more information.

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