How to Choose Between Tile and Wood Flooring?

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If you are considering a new floor you may be struggling to decide between tile and wood flooring in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, Naples and Golden Gate

With so many flooring options available including tiles and wood flooring decorative finishes you would be forgiven for feeling a little confused. There are many factors to consider before making this decision such as the type of ambiance you are trying to create, ease of installation, budgetary constraints and most importantly how much time and expense you are prepared to invest in cleaning and maintenance. Although the initial cost is one of the most pressing matters facing new home builders and renovators, how suitable the type of flooring is for the amount of foot traffic it will need to endure over the years and how well it will wear over time are equally important considerations. It’s a tough decision – there are benefits to both types of flooring – and that’s why First Choice Home Improvement has put together a definitive way on how to choose between tile and wood flooring. 

Tiles with an option for every taste and budget, types include everything from terracotta to traditional ceramic; glazed, honed or polished porcelain and new large-format and slim profile tiles. One of the main benefits associated with tiled floors is the ease of maintenanceCeramic and glazed Porcelain floor tiles don’t require special cleaning solutions, are generally stain-resistant and are easier to keep clean than most flooring options. Many polished porcelain tiles are now available already sealed, however, to make the most of the format and colors, they often look best with colored or light floor grout. Additional sealing after the install is advised to help maintain the grout color over time. The frequency of follow up professional cleaning is generally determined by the amount of foot traffic. Lighter grout colors will need more attention than neutral tones.

Wood Flooring is a natural choice for many homeowners given its many pros. It’s tough, durable, easy to install and looks great once it’s sanded and stained.

Wood flooring can be used in hallways, living rooms, bedrooms and even outdoors, but what about wet areas like the kitchen and bathrooms?

If sealed correctly, timber flooring isn’t a problem in the kitchen, as long as water spillage on the floor is minimal. Unfortunately, timber flooring is not recommended for bathrooms given the high moisture levels.

First Choice Home Improvement is not low quality, cheap installation company. If you are looking for that, we are not the company for you. If you want perfect, professional, personalized service, then you have come to the right place. It all starts with booking an appointment. Your flooring installation, tile, and wood flooring installation needs are an appointment away. We use all the best products so you know that your investment will last and look beautiful for a lifetime.

Your tile and wood floor installations are guaranteed with our proprietary installation techniques. Contact us at 239-265-1872 for inquiries or visit for more details and services.