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Which is More Durable: Ceramic or Vinyl tile?


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When it comes to choosing a durable flooring option for your kitchen or bathrooms, most options lead you to choose between either ceramic or vinyl tile floors. Both have great pros and a few cons to each. So, let’s look at a few of their differences, which is considered your most durable option.

Under normal wear and tear use, you’ll typically find that vinyl tile usually has about a 10-year lifespan in total. It’s a very durable and resilient flooring material. It’s easy to replace should you happen to have a scratch come up or a rip/tear along the way. You simply heat the tile to loosen it from its current adhesive, remove, clean, and replace it with the new piece of tile.

On the other hand, ceramic tile flooring has a much longer lifespan, ranging upwards of 35-40 years. It’s also fairly simple to replace should you need to and grout lines can be resealed every so often as needed.

However, when it comes to cleaning, you’re going to find that vinyl flooring is the easiest material to keep clean over time. Its lack of grout that typically collects stains and mildew, keeps it cleaner longer.

Overall pros of vinyl flooring over ceramic:

  • It’s easier to install (and dry)

  • It’s very lightweight and easy to transport

  • It’s water-resistant

  • It’s very budget-friendly

Overall pros of ceramic flooring over vinyl:

  • It tends to have a better aesthetic appeal

  • It’s water-resistant

  • It’s long-lasting, up to 40 years or more

  • It’s very durable

Are you ready to make the change your home needs with updated flooring? We’ll walk you through the entire process starting at design and finishing with installation. Our team of experts is waiting to help make your dream a reality!

Give our all-star team a call at Norman Flooring, today at (870) 673-2199!


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