Hardwood vs. Tile: Which is Better in Your Kitchen?

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably watch those DIY shows on TV and think to yourself that Ceramic-tile-flooringthere’s no way that you could make your home look as good as they do on your own. Yet you’d be surprised at how easily your own home and kitchen renovations can turn your space into one worthy of any design show. All you need are the right materials and just a little bit of know-how.

Many choose to begin their remodeling projects in the kitchen because that space is the epicenter of action in your home. When considering where to begin your kitchen remodel, just take a look down at your feet. Your kitchen flooring should dictate all other aspects of your renovation. Now the only question is what flooring material to use: hardwood or tile?

The Advantages of Tile Flooring

Hardwood has dominated the kitchen flooring market for many years due to its ease of installation and its relatively low costs. Yet ceramic and porcelain tiles have slowly begun to make their presence felt on local kitchen floors. While installing tile on your kitchen floor may cost a little extra up-front, the overall advantages may make it well worth the expense. Some of these advantages include:

•A greater selection of design options
•Added durability
•A better heat conductor for radiant heat systems
•A great compliment to a tile backsplash

While hardwood may be less expensive, consider that you’ll most likely need to refinish your floors every 10 years if you go with this option. Plus, it isn’t waterproof, so small spills can create big problems. Tile, on the other hand, is nearly indestructible, offering your subflooring protection from spills and leaks.

Hiding somewhere inside of your bland old kitchen is an ultra-modern and fabulously-looking cooking and entertaining space just waiting to be found. All you need are the right tools to unlock this potential. Let us here at Eco Depot Ceramique provide you with those. With three stores located in Montreal, Laval, and South Shore, we have all of the materials that you need in order to get the most out of your kitchen and home renovations. Together, we can totally transform the look of your home.