Ceramic flooring is very popular right now – it’s so beautiful, plus it’s relatively low-maintenance, and it’s incredibly durable. If you invest in high quality ceramic flooring, it’s very likely that you won’t have to replace it in your lifetime. That makes ceramic flooring an eco-friendly choice, too, because when it doesn’t need to be replaced for decades, less flooring material ends up in landfills.
Where should I have ceramic tile flooring installed?
Once your sold on the idea of having ceramic flooring installed in your home, the question naturally becomes, “where?” Ceramic tile is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms particularly because it doesn’t harbor germs and it’s very easy to keep clean. Ceramic tiles are rated from zero to five based on hardness. Zero to two ratings are great for wall tiles, whereas three will work well for most residential uses. Four and five are ideal for commercial applications.
Pros of ceramic tile
There’s a wide ranges of styles and colors available to suit anyone’s style preferences and any home’s décor. Choose between glossy or matte, even squares or staggered shapes, light or dark, plain or elaborate, smooth or textures – the options are endless.
Ceramic tile is suitable for use in just about all locations – including both indoors and outdoors to give your home a streamlined look. Ceramic flooring is easy to maintain, almost never looks dated or shows signs of wear-and-tear, and works great with radiant floor heating.
Ceramic is durable, non-toxic, and won’t trap allergens. It’s an excellent choice for many homeowners throughout Southern California.
Cons of ceramic tile
As Southern California’s flooring experts, we would be amiss if we didn’t give you the whole picture so you can make a well-informed decision about your home’s flooring. Ceramic flooring, while it has many benefits, it does have some disadvantages that you should consider before investing in it. For example, when the weather is on the cool side, ceramic flooring can be very cold to the touch if your home doesn’t have radiant floor heating.
Ceramic tiles can be difficult and time-consuming to install, so your professional installation costs will be higher than they would be for other flooring materials. Ceramic isn’t sound-dampening and can become slippery when wet.
Ceramic is highly durable, so you won’t have to worry about high foot traffic – however, heavy objects can break tiles if dropped, and the repair can be challenging because ceramic lots and colors vary widely. Finding a perfect match of that one tile that needs to be replaced can be difficult.
Let us help you decide if ceramic is the best choice for your home
There are many variables to consider when selecting the flooring for your home. You might even start to feel overwhelmed by all the options. But not to worry – simply enlist the experts at Monarch Carpet, Drapery & Upholstery. Stop by our store at 3007 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90026 or schedule an in-home consultation by calling (877) 766-6272. We’ll give you expert advice and provide you with a free estimate for your new flooring. Contact us today!