Sometimes choosing between laying wood flooring or carpet is a practical choice, while at other times it is a question of aesthetics. You must evaluate the pros and cons of both wood and carpet – we’ve compiled a list of facts that will help you to decide whether you want carpet or wood floors.
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Installing hardwood flooring on your own is easy and an effective way to save money.
Tile floors are an extremely durable, long-term investment that should be regularly cared for to preserve both their appearance and value. In fact, a well cared for tile floor can last a lifetime. According to the Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components, which was prepared in 2007 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the average life expectancy of a ceramic tile floor is 75 to 100 years, while natural stone such as marble and granite can last more than 100 years.
Ceramic tile is a common choice among flooring materials, especially for kitchens and bathrooms. It comes in so many types, colors, textures, and sizes that the design possibilities seem unlimited. Despite this wide variety of design options, the installation of a ceramic tile floor typically follows a series of basic steps, and ceramic tile can be laid over just about any type of subfloor. It is a project that many DIYers can accomplish with a few tips and a little patience. Join our host, Jeff Wilson, as he demonstrates how to install a ceramic tile floor.