Like everything else, tile floors eventually wear out. Depending on the type of tile you have on your floors, your floors may last 10 to 50 years. You might think the less expensive tiles will be cheaper for you, but in fact they may cost you more in the long run. If it’s time to re-tile your Montreal floors, then go all out and find a tile that will last you another 50 years.
Vinyl tiles are cheap. They’ll also only get you about 10 years. Believe it or not, ceramic tile can last up to 50 years.
The floor tiles last even longer than stained concrete, which will last up 25 years. Porcelain, travertine, marble, ceramic, glass mosaic, and quarry all last longer than stained concrete. By contrast, carpet only lasts about 6 years, so if you want the best looking floors that last longer, carpet is not what you want.
If you are tiling your floors for resale, you’ll sell your home more quickly if you go for quality rather than saving on the budget.
It’s tempting to try and save on the budget, but don’t give in. Choose a quality floor tile that will last a long time so that you don’t have to revisit the re-tiling question again before you’re ready.