Tiles vs. Hardwood Flooring

If you need to replace the floors in your home, you may be wondering which material you should use for your replacement needs. When it comes to flooring, two of the most popular options on the market are hardwood & tile flooring, but choosing between the two can often be a difficult decision. Are you interested in learning a bit more about the differences between the two materials and which one is right for your home’s needs? Keep reading below for more information!


To begin, let’s discuss the installation cost of the two materials. As expected, tile flooring is generally cheaper to install than hardwood flooring, making it the more economical option for homeowners looking to renovate on a budget. However, the one important thing to note about the cost of hardwood flooring is that it tends to add more resale value to a home, so if you ever decide to sell your property, you’re more likely to recoup the cost of installation with hardwood floors than tile. Just a consideration when choosing between the two.


Next, lets discuss the durability of the two materials! While hardwood floors may look beautiful, when it comes to scratch resistance, tile flooring takes the cake. If you have a house full of young children, it is often a much better idea to install tile flooring, at least in the rooms that the children spend a lot of time in. TIle flooring is much less apt to show signs of wear and tear, which makes it a better option if you’re concerned you will be damaging your floors.


While many homeowner’s wouldn’t consider this when thinking about their flooring options, the fact of the matter is that each option feels different on your feet, which may be a factor depending on your needs. Generally, hardwood floors will feel warmer, while tile flooring tends to be colder. In New England’s chilly climate, many homeowners prefer hardwood flooring, but tile is better for particular applications.


Lastly, when it comes to maintenance, hardwood flooring tends to be easier to maintain than it’s tile counterpart. Typically, the most maintenance you will need to perform on hardwood flooring is vacuuming with the occasional mop, while tile flooring will build up grime in the grout lines, and will periodically need to be resealed, while hardwood floor tends to last for decades.

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If you’re interested in installing either tile or hardwood flooring in your home, our team at Quality Interior Finishing is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 344-2433¬†or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your flooring needs!

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