In the past, ceramic floor tiles are the trend. If we were to visit any old house, we will not be too surprise that it is ceramic. Even up till to today, there are still people using the ceramic floor tiles. However, there is an increasing trend of eco resilient flooring today. Many consumers are confused over the choice of the tradition and the trend. This article will describe the difference between the two choices.
Ceramic flooring is quite durable, if you know how to take good care of it. It can last for about 50 years or more. However, a drop of heavy object on the tiles, may break the tiles..
On the other hand, eco resilient flooring has high in durability due to its extreme dimensional stability, thick protective wear layer and reasonable thickness. With these features, it is no wonder eco resilient flooring manufacturers are able to provide lifetime warranty for the product.
Installation of ceramic tiles will take a lot of time, At the end of the day, there will be a lot of mess after the installation too. It may also take longer time for the installation complete. This is partly because ceramic tiles requires the use of wet cement for installation.
Eco Resilient Flooring, on the other hand, can be completed faster compared to ceramic tiles. A typical four room BTO flat may take a few hours of installation. It is much fuss free and so much easier. Not to forget, it is pretty mess free too!
You can easily walk into a tile shop to get a replacement of the broken tile and replace it yourself. However, if your tiles are installed long time back, you might have problems finding a replacement. You can consider it a new fashion or trend if you have a sudden patch of different tiles out of nowhere on your floor.
Eco Resilient Flooring, as mentioned previously, is covered under warranty for lifetime on residential properties. If there is any faulty parts on the flooring, you can always call up the flooring contractors again and they will be there to solve your problem with a replacement plank. Hence, no need to worry about having a out of place patch on the floor!
Both type of flooring are relatively easy to maintain. However, for the ceramic tiles, there is the grout area that you need to scrub. Grout is the part where the tiles are joined. It is normally the dirtiest part of the floor on ceramic tiles flooring. A lot of manual work is required, but not very often. Otherwise, to maintain both flooring, you will only need to sweep and mop the floor to maintain the cleanliness. For Eco Resilient Flooring (ERF), cleaning is so easy and completely fuss free.
Now that we have gone through the differences between the 2 types of flooring, we hope you have a clearer and better understanding of the two.