Deciding to replace the tiles of your home? Just got the keys to your BTO flat and contemplating between vinyl and tiles? When it comes to choosing flooring, there are many variables to consider. The type of floor will set the tone of your home and each type of flooring has its own pros and cons. It is important to consider these factors before making your decision and we are here to help you make the best decision for you.
1. Homogeneous Tiles
Homogeneous tiles are on of the most popular choices for Singaporean homes. Reason being, they are extremely durable as they are non-porous and are resistant to stains, making them ideal choices for areas with high moisture and traffic (i.e. kitchens and bathrooms). These tiles come in many colours and designs, allowing you to choose the perfect tiles to suit the overall décor of your home. For example, there are homogeneous tiles with an elegant marble design to achieve that luxurious look without the price tag. For ease of care, porcelain tiles are easy to maintain as they have a smooth finish and is impervious to moisture.
2. Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl is popular in many homes for living rooms and bedrooms and for good reason. They are the most affordable type of flooring in the market and the top layer of vinyl is scratch and stain resistant. Vinyl flooring also comes in many patterns. However, for cheaper and lower quality vinyl, they tend not to last as long and they might be easily damaged by heavy and sharp objects. Some vinyl might also fade over time with direct sunlight, causing some discoloration.
3. Timber Flooring
There are 3 main types of timber flooring – engineered wood, hardwood and laminate flooring. Engineered wood is the most resilient and water resistant. Hardwood helps to achieve the natural look as they come with varying patterns and tones. For surface scratches, hardwood can be sanded down and refinished to look brand new. Laminate flooring is the most affordable. However, unlike hardwood, engineered wood and laminate flooring cannot be sanded down to be given a new lease of life. Hardwood is prone to scratches and sun discoloration as well, making them more difficult to maintain. The design of laminate flooring might look repetitive on large surfaces as the timber grain pattern repeats.
4. Natural Stone Tiles
For a luxurious style, natural stone is the top choice as nothing can beat the decorative and unique beauty of these stones. Natural stone tiles also require periodic sealing to prevent staining. Marble requires routine maintenance and is more susceptible to stains as marble is fairly porous. Granite is less porous than marble, making it slightly easier to maintain. Natural stone floor tiles are good choices for living rooms and bathrooms to achieve that luxe look.
Now that you know more about the various tiles, we hope that you will be able to make the best decision for your homes. For further enquiries, do reach out to us and our friendly team is ready to assist you. Tiling by Meng is a professional, experienced and dependable tiling contractor in Singapore.
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