How to Choose Between Vinyl and Ceramic Floor Tiles

Tile Floor InstallationWhen remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, many homeowners have trouble choosing between vinyl and ceramic floor tiles. Both options have their virtues, but there are some important distinctions to keep in mind. Today we’ll address a few points that can make your decision a little easier.

Choose Vinyl If:

You want an easy installation. Ceramic tile requires mortar and grout as well as special tools for cutting. It also takes a relatively long time to dry and cure. Vinyl tile, on the other hand, is quick and simple to install, and is easy to cut with just a straight edge and utility knife. What’s more, the installation is dry, so choose vinyl if you want to use the room right away.

You want to save some cash. Vinyl tile is usually (although not always) cheaper to purchase and install than ceramic.

Choose Ceramic If:

You want a picture-perfect floor. Ceramic tiles typically create a more attractive and high-end appearance than vinyl. Moreover, with vinyl there’s no way to hide gaps, so DIYers take note.

You’re thinking of reselling. Ceramic tiles also have r a higher resale value than vinyl tiles do, so if you’re planning to put your home on the market soon, they’re a no-brainer.

Whether you ultimately choose vinyl or ceramic floor tiles, you’ll be glad to know that both types are highly water resistant, making them a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

At Lawrence Tool Rental, we have everything you need to tackle your next remodeling project, including tile saws, tile strippers and more. To find the professional tools you’re looking for at a fraction of the purchase price, give us a call or contact us online today!

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