Floors are a very important part of your house, if not the most important thing. You need to have good flooring in your house, which is durable, robust, but it should also look elegant, classic and chic at the same time. There are so many types of floors to choose from, but two of the very famous floor options which people love are laminate floors and tiles. Let’s do a quick comparison between the two.
- Easy To Install
Laminate floors are, firstly, very easy to install. They are installed in a way, which is called floating installation. In this method, laminate planks can be put onto the existing floorboards and you don’t need to remove the old floors.
Laminate flooring is also inexpensive and most people tend to opt for it because of this very reason. Laminate floors can also be resold, if they are in good condition and not damaged during the removal process.
- Variety of Designs
Laminate floors also cone in a huge variety of designs and patterns and they can mimic any style of flooring, like granite, marble, ceramic, concrete, engineered floors, etc.
- Sealing Not Needed
Laminate floors also don’t need to be sealed as they are naturally water resistant.
Tile floors are also a classic option and they look very regal and chic. They are available in square dimensions of 1 foot by 1 foot.
Tile is a very expensive material and it has to be installed by a professional team as well. Tile is considered to be a very high end flooring material and it is considered as a very hefty investment, but it is well worth it.
- Difficult To Install
It is difficult to install by yourself, because you need special tools and a lot of patience.
On the flip side, tile is a very durable material and it lasts for decades, if taken care of properly.
- Easy To Repair
Tiles are also very easy to replace or repair if they get damaged. You don’t have to remove the entire tiles, you just have to replace the damaged tile with a new one and the floor will look good as new.
- Needs Sealing
To make tile flooring water resistant, you will need to seal them after they are installed. Sealing will make the tile last longer and it will not get damaged, but it can still be cracked on impact.
- Easy To Clean
It is also very easy to clean, because of its smooth surface. It can be cleaned with a simple mop and soap solution.