We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Flooring / March 24, 2023
The kitchen is the heart of the home; It’s cliche but true. From learning how to cook to sharing intimate conversations or helping kids with their homework, families spend significant time gathering around kitchen sinks or islands. The flooring in the area gets more use than most other areas in your home, so selecting a durable, long-lasting, and easy-to-clean flooring option is crucial. Most flooring services in Etobicoke recommend tile because it has all the characteristics necessary, plus it is moisture resistant, making it perfect for kitchens.
Tile flooring is stylish. You can get tiles in various colours, patterns, textures, and materials. Regardless of your home decor, you can find a tile solution to fit your design needs. If you’re looking for a modern style, consider white porcelain or ceramic, something without a lot of texture, just clean and sophisticated. Consider a tile with neutral tones but some colour variation for a more traditional design, like a natural stone.
While tile is suitable for most designs, it is also a rugged and resistant material, making it ideal for family environments, even those with pets. If you are considering other flooring materials, take time to understand the advantages of tile.
Tile flooring is tough. You will not have to worry about consistent foot traffic or children and pets running around. While many homeowners love wood flooring and other similar materials, it is susceptible to scuff marks and scratches, especially from pets.
Tile flooring will not scratch as easily as most materials. Also, if a pet or something else happens to scratch the surface of a tile, most tiles will hide the imperfection because of their natural textures. Tile flooring is durable and perfect for family kitchens.
Unlike many other surfaces, tile flooring is easy to maintain and clean. You only need to sweep it or vacuum it regularly with an occasional mopping to keep the flooring looking like new. With hardwood floors, you may need to refinish or seal them annually to ensure a like-new finish, but with porcelain and ceramic tile, there is no need to seal the surface. Installing a natural stone tile can increase maintenance needs, but cleaning is still relatively easy.
A tile floor can last over 50 years with proper care and maintenance. That said, the average lifespan for tile flooring is 30 to 50 years with high-quality tiles and professional installations and 20 years with low-quality tiles and professional installations.
DIY installs likely won’t result in the same lifespan. While homeowners are well-meaning and trying to save money, they often make fundamental installation mistakes that can dramatically affect longevity.
Tile is especially beneficial for kitchen renovations because it is moisture and heat-resistant. Kitchens are prone to spills and have appliances like ovens that require resilient materials. Hardwood is prone to water and heat damage. Tile flooring is the most resilient flooring material on the market.
You can find tile flooring in various finishes and styles, but the material is typically porcelain, ceramic, or natural stone. Porcelain and ceramic are the easiest to maintain because, besides general maintenance, they do not require extra care. Natural stone, while as durable as the other options, may require additional maintenance and upkeep, like resealing. It may also be prone to staining.
Are you preparing for a kitchen remodel or considering new flooring for your home? Contact Handyman Connection and schedule an in-person consultation to discuss various flooring materials and to learn more about the installation process.