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Tile & Stone Flooring

Tile and stone are very popular choices for flooring in homes, in fact it has been used for centuries. Italy and Greece are just two places where you can see examples of clay tiles and natural stone being used in people's homes and that still remain in use even after hundreds of years. It is rugged, beautiful, classic and available in a nearly unlimited range of colors and styles.

Ceramic Tile

Pros:

  • Good Value
  • Nearly Unlimited Design Choices
  • Durable & Long Lasting
  • Water Resistant
  • Fade Resistant
  • Fire Resistant
  • Good Choice for Allergy Sufferers
  • Green and Recyclable
  • Low Maintenance
  • Easy to Clean
  • Some can be Used Outdoors
  • Damaged Tiles are Replaceable
  • Can be DIY Installed

Cons:

  • May be Slippery
  • Tiles may Crack as a result of floor movement
  • Time Consuming to Install
  • Cold on Bare Feet
  • Grout tends to darken over time
  • Grout may require maintenance

Natural Stone

Pros:

  • Beautiful Appearance
  • Lots of Variety
  • Durable & Long Lasting
  • Water Resistant (some)
  • Fade Resistant
  • Fire Resistant
  • Good Choice for Allergy Sufferers
  • Green and Recyclable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Some can be Used Outdoors
  • Damaged Tiles are Replaceable

 

Cons:

  • Most Expensive Choice
  • Stone may Crack as a result of floor movement
  • May be Slippery
  • Time Consuming to Install
  • Cold on Bare Feet
  • Some Stone Prone to Staining
  • Not a DIY Project
  • Lots of Variation in Appearance
  • Requires Periodic Resealing





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